The blog was established for people who care about rural communities and their futures. It is a reflective pool for big questions and useful ideas. The first year has covered a lot of ground.
Tag Archives: rural regions
Starting Points #1: Home Place
I remain unshakably convinced that beauty and brilliance can come from places that other people consider poor, or marginalised, or in need of paving-over.
How Does Your Region Grow?… The 2020 Wrap
When I started the Spring Series reflecting on regional growth, I did not anticipate how quickly growth would appear on the horizon.
Growing your Region, Myth #3: Regions NEED to grow
Do regions need to grow, in order to survive and thrive? Is growth part of the solution, or part of the problem?
Growing Your Region, Myth #2: Economic Growth will Grow Everything Else
Economic growth can make entire regions more prosperous, or it can widen the gap between haves and have-nots, growing only inequity and disadvantage.
Growing Your Region: Myths and Possibilities
For rural regions, population growth is often presented as a solution to regional problems – even, as a synonym for regional development. Yet this is not necessarily the case.
Spring Series: Growing Your Region
Growth is out there, it is powerful, and it influences how almost everyone thinks about regional development in rural regions – whether they realise it or not.
So what is a “rural” region?
“Rural” is one of those words that can be used in lots of ways.