1st Edition

Rural Planning and Development

    2084 Pages 308 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This collection offers a comprehensive selection of journal articles and book chapters that provide readers with an historical overview of rural planning, collating the canonical writings on the subject in one essential reference work. Each volume begins with an editorial introduction by the editor explaining the context and choice of contents, with the set organised thematically, from the concept of the rural, to the policy and governance aspects, through to the considerations of environmental change.

    Sections will consider the key concepts of rural development with a broad range of representative published sources included. Reflecting various approaches in the best scholarship, this will be of major assistance for students of planning and geography quickly locating the best information on the built environment in rural locations.

    Volume 1: Defining the Rural

    Introduction, Nick Gallent and Mark Scott

    Part 1: Definitions and Conceptualisations

    1. Paul J. Cloke, ‘An index of rurality for England and Wales’, Regional Studies, 11, 1, 1977, pp.31-46.

    2. Keith Hoggart, ‘Not a Definition of Rural’ Area, 20, 1, 1988, pp.35-40.

    3. Keith H. Halfacree, ‘Locality and social representation: space, discourse and alternative definitions of the rural’ Journal of rural studies, 9, 1, 1993, pp.23-37.

    4. Paul Cloke, ‘Conceptualizing rurality’ in Paul Cloke, Terry Marsden and Patrick Mooney (eds.) Handbook of Rural Studies (Sage Publication, 2006), pp.18-28.

    Part 2: Continuums and Classifications

    5. Marc Antrop, ‘Landscape change and the urbanization process in Europe’, Landscape and Urban Planning, 67, 1, 2004, pp. 9-26.

    6. R. E. Pahl, ‘The Rural-Urban Continuum’ Sociologia Ruralis, 6, 3, 1966, pp.299-329.

    7. Terry Marsden, Jonathon Murdoch, Philip Lowe, Richard C. Munton and Andrew Flynn ‘Constructing the Countryside’ in Constructing the Countryside: An Approach To Rural Development, (Routledge, 1993), pp. 172-191.

    8. Philip Lowe and Neil Ward ‘England's Rural Futures: A Socio-Geographical Approach to Scenarios Analysis’, Regional Studies, 43, 10, 2009, pp. 1319-1332.

    9. Peter H. Verburg, Derek B. van Berkel, Anne M. van Doorn, Michiel van Eupen and Harm A. R. M. van den Heiligenberg, ‘Trajectories of land use change in Europe: a model-based exploration of rural futures’ Landscape ecology, 25, 2, 2010, pp. 217-232.

    Part 3: The Scope of Rural Pressure and Restructuring

    10. Peter B. Nelson, ‘Rural restructuring in the American West: land use, family and class discourses’ Journal of Rural Studies, 17, 4, 2001, pp.395-407.

    11. Hannah Gosnell and Jesse Abrams, ‘Amenity migration: diverse conceptualizations of drivers, socioeconomic dimensions, and emerging challenges’ GeoJournal, 76, 4, 2011, pp.303-322.

    12. Clare J. A. Mitchell, ‘Making sense of counterurbanization’ Journal of Rural Studies, 20, 1, 2004, pp.15-34.

    13. Martin Phillips, ‘Rural Gentrification and the Processes of Class Colonisation’, Journal of Rural Studies, 9, 2, 1993, pp.123-140.

    14. Keith Hoggart and Angel Paniagua, ‘What rural restructuring?’ Journal of Rural Studies, 17, 1, 2001, pp.41-62.

    15. Michael Woods, ‘Conflicting Environmental Visions of the Rural: Windfarm Development in Mid Wales’, Sociologia Ruralis, 43, 3, 2003, pp.271-288.

    Volume 2: Rural Planning – Strategy and Actions

    Part 4: The Evolving Scope of Rural Planning

    16. Patrick Abercrombie, ‘The Preservation of Rural England’, The Town Planning Review, 12, 1, 1926, pp. 5-56.

    17. Nigel Curry and Stephen Owen, ‘Rural planning in England: A critique of current policy’, Town Planning Review, 80, 6, 2009, pp.576-595.

    18. Mark B. Lapping, ‘Rural policy and planning’, in Paul Cloke, Terry Marsden and Patrick Mooney (eds.) Handbook of Rural Studies (Sage Publication, 2006), pp. 104-122.

    19. Mark Shucksmith, ‘Disintegrated Rural Development? Neo‐endogenous Rural Development, Planning and Place‐Shaping in Diffused Power Contexts’, Sociologia Ruralis, 50, 1, 2010, pp.1-14.

    Part 5: Rural Policy, Planning and Development in its Governance Context

    20. Mark Goodwin, ‘The governance of Rural Areas: Some Emerging Research Issues and Agendas’, Journal of Rural Studies, 14, 1, 1998, pp. 5-12.

    21. Bill Edwards, Mark Goodwin, Simon Pemberton, Michael Woods, ‘Partnerships, power, and scale in rural governance’, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 19, 2001, pp. 289-310.

    22. Lynda Herbert‐Cheshire, ‘Translating Policy: Power and Action in Australia's Country Towns’, Sociologia Ruralis, 43, 4, 2003, pp.454-473.

    23. Stephen Owen, Malcolm Moseley and Paul Courtney, ‘Bridging the gap: An attempt to reconcile strategic planning and very local community-based planning in rural England’ Local Government Studies, 33, 1, 2007, pp.49-76.

    24. George C. Homsy and Mildred E. Warner, ‘Climate Change and the Co‐Production of Knowledge and Policy in Rural USA Communities’, Sociologia Ruralis, 53, 3, 2013, pp.291-310.

    Part 6: Community Action and Planning

    25. Jonathan Murdoch, and Simone Abram, ‘Defining the Limits of Community Governance’, Journal of Rural Studies, 14, 1, 1998, pp.41-50.

    26. Stephen Owen, ‘The role of village design statements in fostering a locally responsive approach to village planning and design in the UK’, Journal of Urban Design, 3, 3, 1998, pp.359-380.

    27. Charles R. Warren and Malcolm McFadyen, ‘Does community ownership affect public attitudes to wind energy? A case study from south-west Scotland’ Land Use Policy, 27, 2, 2010, pp.204-213.

    28. Martin Phillips and Jennifer Dickie, ‘Narratives of transition/non-transition towards low carbon futures within English rural communities’, Journal of Rural Studies, 34, 2014, pp.79-95.

    Part 7: Land-use, Spatial and Settlement Planning

    29. Peter Hall, ‘The Containment of Urban England’ The Geographical Journal, 140, 3, 1974, pp.386-408.

    30. Hubert N. van Lier, ‘The role of land use planning in sustainable rural systems’ Landscape and Urban Planning, 41, 2, 1998, pp.83-91.

    31. Louis Albrechts, ‘Strategic (spatial) planning re-examined’, Environment and Planning B: Environment and Design, 31, 2004, pp.743-758.

    32. Eva Kerselaers, Elke Rogge, Elke Vanempten, Ludwig Lauwers and Guido Van Huylenbroeck, ‘Changing land use in the countryside: Stakeholders’ perception of the ongoing rural planning processes in Flanders’, Land Use Policy, 32, 2013, pp.197-206.

    Part 8: The Economic Context for Rural Planning

    33. Ida J. Terluin, ‘Differences in economic development in rural regions of advanced countries: an overview and critical analysis of theories’, Journal of Rural Studies, 19, 3, 2003, pp. 327-344.

    34. David Gray, ‘Economic approaches to the rural’, in Bosworth, G. and Somerville, P. (eds.) Interpreting Rurality: Multi-disciplinary Approaches, (Routledge: London, 2014), pp. 32-53.

    35. Sheela Agarwal, Sanzidur Rahman and Andrew Errington, ‘Measuring the determinants of relative economic performance of rural areas’, Journal of Rural Studies, 25, 3, 2009, pp.309-321.

    36. Ian Hodge and Sarah Monk, ‘The economic diversity of rural England: stylised fallacies and uncertain evidence’, Journal of Rural Studies, 20, 3, 2004, pp.263-272.

    37. Sean Markey, Greg Halseth and Don Manson, ‘Challenging the inevitability of rural decline: Advancing the policy of place in northern British Columbia’, Journal of Rural Studies, 24, 4, 2008, pp.409-421.

    38. Matthew Tonts, Paul Plummer and Neil Argent, ‘Path dependence, resilience and the evolution of new rural economies: Perspectives from rural Western Australia’, Journal of Rural Studies, 36, 2014, pp.362-375.

    Part 9: Landscape Planning and Protection

    39. Marc Antrop, ‘Why landscapes of the past are important for the future’, Landscape and Urban Planning, 70, 2005, pp. 21–34.

    40. Paul Selman, ‘Community participation in the planning and management of cultural landscapes’, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 47, 3, 2004, pp. 365-392.

    41. Carol Morris and Clive Potter, ‘Recruiting the New Conservationists: Farmers' Adoption of Agri-environmental Schemes in the UK’, Journal of Rural Studies, 11, 1, 1995, pp.51-63.

    42. Elizabeth Lokocz, Robert L. Ryan and Anna Jarita Sadler, ‘Motivations for land protection and stewardship: Exploring place attachment and rural landscape character in Massachusetts’, Landscape and Urban Planning, 99, 2, 2011, pp.65-76.

    43. Ian D. Hodge and William M. Adams, ‘Neoliberalisation, rural land trusts and institutional blending’, Geoforum, 43, 3, 2012, pp.472-482.

    Part 10: Rural Resources Planning: From Land Preservation to Eco-System Services and Countryside Capital

    44. Thomas L. Daniels and Mark Lapping, ‘Land Preservation: An Essential Ingredient in Smart Growth’, Journal of Planning Literature, 19, 3, 2005, pp.316-329.

    45. Michael Hibbard and Susan Lurie, ‘The New Natural Resource Economy: Environment and Economy in Transitional Rural Communities’, Society & Natural Resources, 26, 7, 2013, pp.827-844.

    46. James Boyd and Spencer Banzhaf, ‘What are ecosystem services? The need for standardized environmental accounting units’, Ecological Economics, 63, 2, 2007, pp.616-626.

    47. Vaughn Higgins, Jacqui Dibden, Clive Potter, Katie Moon and Chris Cocklin, ‘Payments for Ecosystem Services, neoliberalisation, and the hybrid governance of land management in Australia’, Journal of Rural Studies, 36, 2014, pp.463-474.

    48. Brian Garrod, Roz Wornell and Ray Youell, ‘Re-conceptualising rural resources as countryside capital: The case of rural tourism’, Journal of rural studies, 22, 1, 2006, pp.117-128.

    Volume 3: Rural Development

    Part 11: Dimensions of Rural Development

    49. Michael Woods, ‘Developing the Rural’, in Rural (Routledge: London, 2010), pp. 130-162.

    50. Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Henk Renting, Gianluca Brunori, Karlheinz Knickel, Joe Mannion, Terry Marsden, Kees de Roest, Eduardo Sevilla-Guzmán and Flaminia Ventura, ‘Rural Development: From Practices and Policies towards Theory’, Sociologia Ruralis, 40, 4, 2000, pp. 391-408.

    51. Jonathan Murdoch, ‘Networks—a new paradigm of rural development?’ Journal of Rural Studies, 16, 4, 2000, pp.407-419.

    52. Christopher Ray, ‘Neo-endogenous rural development in the EU’, in P. Cloke, T. Marsden & P. Mooney (eds.) Handbook of Rural Studies (Sage Publications: London, 2006)

    53. David Goodman, ‘Rural Europe Redux? Reflections on Alternative Agro‐Food Networks and Paradigm Change’, Sociologia Ruralis, 44, 1, 2004, pp.3-16.

    Part 12: Communities and Bottom-up Development

    54. Ruth Liepins, ‘New energies for an old idea: reworking approaches to ‘community’ in contemporary rural studies’, Journal of Rural Studies, 16, 1, 2000, pp.23-35.

    55. Ian Falk and Sue Kilpatrick, ‘What is Social Capital? A Study of Interaction in a Rural Community’, Sociologia Ruralis, 40, 1, 2000, pp. 87-110.

    56. Lynda Herbert-Cheshire, ‘Contemporary strategies for rural community development in Australia: a governmentality perspective’, Journal of Rural Studies, 16, 2, 2000, pp.203-215.

    57. Cornelia Butler Flora and Jan L. Flora, ‘Developing Entrepreneurial Rural Communities’, Sociological Practice, 8, 1, 1990, pp. 199-209.

    58. Francisco Antonio Navarro, Michael Woods and Eugenio Cejudo, ‘The LEADER Initiative has been a Victim of Its Own Success. The Decline of the Bottom‐Up Approach in Rural Development Programmes. The Cases of Wales and Andalusia’, Sociologia Ruralis, 2015, pp. 270-288.

    Part 13: Rural Development: Services, Infrastructure and Housing

    59. John Farrington and Conor Farrington, ‘Rural accessibility, social inclusion and social justice: towards conceptualisation’, Journal of Transport Geography, 13, 1, 2005, pp.1-12.

    60. Malcolm J. Moseley, ‘England's Village Services in the Late 1990s: Entrepreneurialism, Community Involvement and the State’, The Town Planning Review, 71, 4, 2000, pp. 415-433.

    61. Edward J. Malecki, ‘Digital development in rural areas: potentials and pitfalls’, Journal of Rural Studies, 19, 2, 2003, pp.201-214.

    62. Mark Shucksmith, ‘A Theoretical Perspective on Rural Housing: Housing classes in rural Britain’, Sociologia Ruralis, 30, 2, 1990, pp.210-229.

    63. Menelaos Gkartzios and Mark Scott, 2014. ‘Placing Housing in Rural Development: Exogenous, Endogenous and Neo‐Endogenous Approaches’, Sociologia Ruralis, 54, 3, 2014, pp.241-265.

    Part 14: Rural Economic Strategies

    64. Steven C. Deller, Tsung-Hsiu Tsai, David W. Marcouiller, and Donald B. K. English, ‘The Role of Amenities and Quality of Life in Rural Economic Growth’, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 83, 2, 2001, pp.352-365.

    65. Aileen Stockdale, ‘Migration: Pre-requisite for rural economic regeneration?’ Journal of Rural Studies, 22, 3, 2006, pp.354-366.

    66. Paul Courtney, Gary Hill and Deborah Roberts, ‘The role of natural heritage in rural development: An analysis of economic linkages in Scotland’, Journal of Rural Studies 22, 4, 2006, pp. 469–484.

    67. Lawrence Kitchen and Terry Marsden, ‘Creating Sustainable Rural Development through Stimulating the Eco‐economy: Beyond the Eco‐economic Paradox?’ Sociologia Ruralis, 49, 3, 2009, pp.273-294.

    Part 15: Tourism and the Countryside

    68. Bernard Lane, ‘What is rural tourism?’ Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2, 1-2, 1994, pp.7-21.

    69. Paul Cloke, ‘The Countryside as Commodity: New Rural Spaces for Leisure’, in Glyptis, S. (ed.) Leisure and the Environment, (Wiley: London, 1993)

    70. Ruth McAreavey and John McDonagh, ‘Sustainable Rural Tourism: Lessons for Rural Development’, Sociologia Ruralis, 51, 2, 2011, pp.175-194.

    71. Lise Herslund, ‘The rural Creative Class: Counterurbanisation and Entrepreneurship in the Danish Countryside’, Sociologia Ruralis, 52, 2, 2012, pp.235-255.

    Volume 4: Rural Future

    Part 16: ‘Post-Production’ or New Production in the Countryside?

    72. Brian Ilbery and Moya Kneafsey, ‘Product and place: Promoting quality products and services in the lagging rural regions of the European Union’, European Urban and Regional Studies, 5, 4, 1998, pp.329-341.

    73. Nick Evans, Carol Morris and Michael Winter, ‘Conceptualizing agriculture: a critique of post-productivism as the new orthodoxy’, Progress in Human Geography, 26, 3, 2002, pp.313-332.

    74. Thomas G. Measham and David A. Fleming, ‘Impacts of unconventional gas development on rural community decline’, Journal of Rural Studies, 36, 2014, pp.376-385.

    75. Max Munday, Gill Bristow and Richard Cowell, ‘Wind farms in rural areas: how far do community benefits from wind farms represent a local economic development opportunity?’ Journal of Rural Studies, 27(1), pp.1-12.

    Part 17: The End of the Rural or the Global Countryside?

    76. Keith Hoggart, 1990. ‘Let's Do Away with Rural’, Journal of Rural Studies, 6, 3, 1990, pp.245-257.

    77. David Wachsmuth, ‘City as ideology: reconciling the explosion of the city form with the tenacity of the city concept’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 31, 1, 2014, pp.75-90.

    78. Neil Brenner, ‘Twenty-First-Century Urbanism’, Public Culture, 25, 1, 2013, pp. 85-114. 

    79. Daniel T. Lichter and David Brown, ‘Rural America in an Urban Society: Changing Spatial and Social Boundaries’, Annual Review of Sociology, 37, 2011, pp. 565-592.

    80. Michael Woods, ‘Engaging the global countryside: globalization, hybridity and the reconstitution of rural place’, Progress in Human Geography, 31, 4, 2007, pp.485-507.


    Nick Gallent is Professor of Housing and Planning and Head of the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London, UK.

    Mark Scott is a Professor, Associate Dean and Deputy Head of School in the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy at University College Dublin, Ireland.