This book consists of 26 contributions presented at the International Geographical Union Study Group meeting, to understand the limitations and opportunities provided by natural and human environments of different marginal regions and the potential strategies for successful spatial planning.
"1. Telecom and Marginality: Modern Technology to Prevent Marginalization? 2. The Future of Marginal Regions: Networking, Knowhow and Integration as Motors for Regional Development 3. Rural Area Typology in Finland—Marginality within Rural Areas 4. Uncultivated Fields in Finland and Their Utilization Possibilities from the Point of View of Rural Landscape Management 5. Journeys to Work in Finland 6. The Norwegian ""Location Act""—An Example of the Use of Symbols in Regional Policy 7. Societal Impact of Tourism: Empirical Evidence from Norway 8. Towards a New Micro-and Macroregional Fragmentation in Sweden 9. Developing Musical Life in a Swedish County 10. Evaluating Marginality through Agriculture Indicators 11. Evaluating Marginality through Demographic Indicators 12. The Study of a Marginal Area in the Extreme East of the Pyrenees. Mountain Range: The Case of Portbou 13. Farm Development Routes in a Tuscan (Central Italy) Marginal Area 14. A Methodological Proposal for Farm Classification 15. Tradition and Modernization in the Agricultural Development of a Tuscan (Central Italy) Marginal Area: The Role of Advisory and Extension Services 16. Regional Development and Policy Response in the Czech Republic 17. Technological Development and Territorial Marginalization 18. Micro-marginality in Michigan: Recent Patterns and Trends 19. Winds of Change on the U.S. Great Plains 20. Grazing on Public Lands: A New Mexico Case Study 21. ""Grassroots"" Economic Development at San Luis, Colorado, USA 22. Local Government Restructuring in Tasmania: Community Response and Attitudes to Development 23. Marginality and Tenure: The Fertile Crescent and Africa 24. Relations between a Depressed District and an Innovative Agro-industry 25. Environmental Impact of Resource Use Activities on Coastal Zones in Taiwan 26. Environmental Disasters in Marginal Areas: A Study of Road Construction Induced Impacts in a Himalayan Yamuna Catchment"