By Andrew Gilg
Should still rural Britain be preserved from city improvement, or may still humans be allowed to reside and store the place they need? within the face of persisted city enlargement the geographical region has turn into a huge factor, its destiny improvement doubtful. geographical region making plans addresses those matters and gives an in-depth learn of the agricultural debate. starting with the main innovations and concerns, the writer units out the context during which making plans operates and the way society has developed its personal pictures of the geographical region. utilizing 3 theoretical views the publication decsribes the evolution of the present making plans procedure and gives a foundation for additional dialogue in regards to the attainable destiny for the nation-state. within the wake of the new Rural White Paper, the ebook contains the foremost matters that have an effect on modern rural Britain together with the present reforms of the CAP, the position of farmers as land managers, and the hypocrisy of sustainable and eco-friendly tourism. utilizing boxed coverage summaries in the course of the textual content, in addition to key query and resolution sections in each bankruptcy, the writer treats coverage and traits around the entire spectrum of nation-state making plans. geographical region making plans is an in-depth and authoritative research of rural coverage and makes an enormous contribution to the geographical region making plans debate and the way forward for rural Britain.
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For much of the twentieth century the twin ideas of the countryside as an essential food producer, which needed to be protected from urban growth, have dominated policy making, notably for those policy makers who lived through the severe food shortages between 1939 and 1954 (the year in which food rationing 23 COUNTRYSIDE PLANNING: AN INTRODUCTORY MODEL ended). Only now are policy makers coming to power who have less painful memories of food rationing or of a period when some foods like chicken were a treat.
Traditionally the socioeconomic environment was dominated by agriculture. In the last 50 years, however, agricultural employment has been drastically reduced and 20 COUNTRYSIDE PLANNING: AN INTRODUCTORY MODEL new houses and employment centres have been built so that the countryside is now dominated by people who do not derive their living from the land, but place great store on living and working in a rural environment. With modern telecommunications many more jobs and houses could be transferred to rural areas.
If symbols are becoming ever more detached from their referential moorings, then socially constructed rural space becomes increasingly detached from geographically functional rural space, and there is an increasing danger that myths lose even greater touch with reality. In a development of these ideas Halfacree (1995) has argued that there are two ways for defining rural. First, insights gained from critical realism; which involves attempting to define the rural as a distinct locality; and second, social representation by ordinary people.