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Economic Development and Remote Desert Settlements

Ingamells, Anne; Holcombe, Sarah; Buultjens, Jeremy


Distance from markets and from the mental maps of urban-centric policy-makers means that small, remote settlements do generate economic practices locally. This paper draws on two case studies to argue that remote sustainability requires an emphasis on the local economy (the settlement and multi-settlement region), and that longterm strategies held at the local level by locals are most favourable to both economic and social life. While some settlements are clearly better positioned in terms of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Community Development Journal
DOI: 10.1093/cdj/bsq012


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