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Demographic Change in Australia's Rural Landscapes

Implications for Society and the Environment

Editors: Luck, Gary, Race, Digby, Black, Rosemary (Eds.)

  • Written from an integrated interdisciplinary perspective
  • Focuses on rural landscapes
  • Discusses implications for planning policy
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About this book

Throughout history, humans have lived primarily in rural landscapes. In 2008, for the first time, the global population became predominantly urban. While much research has focussed on the impacts of increasing urbanisation, we have very little knowledge of the implications of these changes for rural landscapes. Global trends suggest populations in rural landscapes are, relatively speaking, in decline. Yet this broad trend is too simplistic and can be very misleading for researchers, land managers and policy makers. This generalisation often masks a much more complex and dynamic process of demographic change, with some rural areas increasing in popularity and experiencing new environmental pressures. The patterns of change can be broadly characterised in two ways: population decline and dissolving rural communities; and amenity-led in-migration (or counter-urbanisation) – a trend identified in developed regions such as North America and Australia. Both of these patterns have substantial implications for the management and sustainability of rural landscapes and communities. This book examines broad and local-scale patterns of demographic change in rural landscapes, identifying some of the drivers of these changes using local case studies, and outlining the implications of changes for society and the environment. The book adopts an interdisciplinary approach by explicitly linking demographic change with environmental, land-use, social and economic factors. The book will provide a useful resource for researchers and graduate students interested in urban development, sustainability science, landscape studies and demographic change, as well as environmental management, human and physical geography and rural sociology.

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“A valuable and highly informative collection which examines contemporary population dynamics in rural Australia, identifying some of the drivers of demographic change using case studies or international comparisons, and exploring the implications for rural areas, their residents and communities. … a timely volume which will be of great interest to students, researchers, policy makers and planners from a wide range of disciplines, and those simply with an interest in the future of rural Australia, its people, communities and land.” (Frances Rolley, Journal of Population Research, Vol. 29, 2012)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Patterns, Drivers and Implications of Demographic Change in Rural Landscapes

    Race, Digby (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Amenity-Led Migration in Rural Australia: A New Driver of Local Demographic and Environmental Change?

    Argent, Neil (et al.)

    Pages 23-44

  • Sea- and Tree-ChangeTree-change Phenomena in Far North QueenslandFar North Queensland , Australia: Impacts of Land Use Change and Mitigation Potential

    Bohnet, Iris C. (et al.)

    Pages 45-69

  • Seeking Trees or Escaping Traffic? Socio-Cultural Factors and ‘Tree-Change’ Migration in Australia

    Ragusa, Angela T.

    Pages 71-99

  • Demographic Change and Rural Nature

    Luck, Gary W.

    Pages 101-123

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9654-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9652-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Demographic Change in Australia's Rural Landscapes
Book Subtitle
Implications for Society and the Environment
Editors
  • Gary Luck
  • Digby Race
  • Rosemary Black
Series Title
Landscape Series
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for Australia and New Zealand: CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, VIC, Australia.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9654-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9654-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9652-4
Series ISSN
1572-7742
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 388
Additional Information
Jointly published with CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, VIC, Australia.
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