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A Comparative Political Ecology of Exurbia [electronic resource] : Planning, Environmental Management, and Landscape Change / edited by Laura E. Taylor, Patrick T. Hurley.

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dc.contributor.author Taylor, Laura E. editor.
dc.contributor.author Hurley, Patrick T. editor.
dc.contributor.author SpringerLink (Online service)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-01T14:16:38Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-01T14:16:38Z
dc.date.created 2016.
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.isbn 9783319294629
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.conacyt.gov.py/xmlui/handle/123456789/16851
dc.description XV, 310 p. 74 illus., 69 illus. in color.
dc.description.abstract This book is about politics and planning outside of cities, where urban political economy and planning theories do not account for the resilience of places that are no longer rural and where local communities work hard to keep from ever becoming urban. By examining exurbia as a type of place that is no longer simply rural or only tied to the economies of global resources (e.g., mining, forestry, and agriculture), we explore how changing landscapes are planned and designed not to be urban, that is, to look, function, and feel different from cities and suburbs in spite of new home development and real estate speculation. The book’s authors contend that exurbia is defined by the persistence of rural economies, the conservation of rural character, and protection of natural ecological systems, all of which are critical components of the contentious local politics that seek to limit growth. Comparative political ecology is used as an organizing concept throughout the book to describe the nature of exurban areas in the U.S. and Australia, although exurbs are common to many countries. The essays each describe distinctive case studies, with each chapter using the key concepts of competing rural capitalisms and uneven environmental management to describe the politics of exurban change. This systematic analysis makes the processes of exurban change easier to see and understand. Based on these case studies, seven characteristics of exurban places are identified: rural character, access, local economic change, ideologies of nature, changes in land management, coalition-building, and land-use planning. This book will be of interest to those who study planning, conservation, and land development issues, especially in areas of high natural amenity or environmental value. There is no political ecology book quite like this—neither one solely focused on cases from the developed world (in this case the United States and Australia), nor one that specifically harnesses different case studies from multiple areas to develop a central organizing perspective of landscape change. .
dc.description.tableofcontents Introduction -- Part 1: Control of exurban nature -- Control of exurban nature -- Four legs good, two legs bad? Exurban migration and environmental change -- Exurbanites as environmental stewards (or not): The bioregional planning potential of classifying rural residential land use by management style in Sydney’s exurbs -- A Tale of Two Snoqualmies: Political Ecology of Exurban Development in the Cascade Foothills -- Part 2: Competing rural capitalisms -- Old West versus New West, Exurban Sprawl and High Value Agriculture: Competing or Compatible Capitalisms? -- Symbolic capital, moral economies, and land use conflict: Examining contested ecologies in the exurban landscape -- Contesting the "middle place:" Environmental imaginaries and the gentrified working landscape -- Part 3: Science: knowledge/power Panther Politics -- Part 4: Corporate politics and state control of the exurban vision -- “In the real-estate business whether we admit it or not”: Timber and exurban Development in Central Oregon -- Making Hilton Head: Memory, race, and the environment along the South Carolina coast -- Index.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2016.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Springer eBooks
dc.relation.uri http://cicco.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29462-9
dc.subject Environment.
dc.subject Regional planning.
dc.subject Urban planning.
dc.subject Urban ecology (Biology).
dc.subject Nature conservation.
dc.subject Human geography.
dc.subject Environment.
dc.subject Nature Conservation.
dc.subject Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning.
dc.subject Urban Ecology.
dc.subject Human Geography.
dc.subject.ddc 333.72 23
dc.subject.lcc QH75-77
dc.subject.other Earth and Environmental Science (Springer-11646)
dc.title A Comparative Political Ecology of Exurbia [electronic resource] : Planning, Environmental Management, and Landscape Change / edited by Laura E. Taylor, Patrick T. Hurley.
dc.type text
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-319-29462-9
dc.identifier.bib 978-3-319-29462-9
dc.format.rdamedia computer
dc.format.rdacarrier online resource
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