Les Garrigues rural depopulation study ..
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Agenda 21 and Rural Depopulation | North Country Farmer
Another phenomenon that may be related to depopulation is increased frequency of forest fires. Rural depopulation also transforms territory, sometimes leading to a loss of valued cultural landscapes. Nevertheless, the rural–urban shift may have positive implications for . Dense urban areas offer relatively more integrated service provision such as waste collection and collective transport.
Three small contrasting villages in the Garrigues,approximately an hour's drive from Barcelona, form the basis for aninvestigation into the economic, social and environmental impact of ruraldepopulation in the region. The impact of depopulation in some of the villagesis evident in the loss of services, the number of abandoned fields andgentrified second homes. Some villages have suffered more than others, andprimary data collection seeks to identify the range of factors responsible.Timlynn Babitsky, Director of NARFI and my partner in Soho, has asked me to think about and pass along some thoughts on rural depopulation for your upcoming brainstorming meeting. Follow-up classroom work uses primary and secondary census datato investigate the causes of rural depopulation and their social, economic andenvironmental consequences. Students are able to develop a management plan forthe sustainable development of the rural economy.
The problem of the flow of people from rural to urban areas is certainly acute today, but it is nothing new. The draw of bright lights, big city has been and will always be with us. The challenge is not how to stop this natural human behavior, nor is the challenge to turn this flow down to a trickle. The challenge and the opportunity when facing the impact of rural depopulation is to understand this social dynamic and turn it into a source of economic and community development. There are already many creative and important ideas advanced to address the challenge of rural depopulation. We won't pretend to have better ideas than many already on the table. But speaking from our own experience, we can think about this issue from the atypical perspective of the creative, entrepreneurial social activist. When we adopt a systems-oriented and process-oriented view of rural depopulation, it ceases to be a problem and dramatically turns into an invigorating challenge of how we can understand, manage and facilitate this natural human behavior in ways that are beneficial to our rural economies and societies.