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The Routledge Handbook of Small Towns

Edited by: Jerzy Bański

Print publication date:  August  2021
Online publication date:  August  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367555900
eBook ISBN: 9781003094203
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The Routledge Handbook of Small Towns addresses the theoretical, methodical, and practical issues related to the development of small towns and neighbouring countryside. Small towns play a very important role in spatial structure by performing numerous significant developmental functions for rural areas. At the local scale, they act as engines for economic growth of rural regions and as a link in the system of connections between large urban centres and the countryside. The book addresses the role of small towns in the local development of regions in countries with different levels of development and economic systems, including those in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, and Australia. Chapters address the functional structure of small towns, relations between small towns and rural areas, and the challenges of spatial planning in the context of shaping the development of small towns. Students and scholars of urban planning, urban geography, rural geography, political geography, historical geography, and population geography will learn about the role of small towns in the local development of countries representing different economic systems and developmental conditions.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Functions and Local Linkages of Small Towns Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Small Towns in Settlement Systems Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Small Towns Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Small Towns Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Spanish Small towns Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Determining Villages' Status and Their Economic Functions Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Small Romanian Towns Download PDF
Chapter  8:  From Informal to Formal Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Small, but Resilient Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Natural and Migration Movements Versus Population Ageing in Poland's Small Towns Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Performance of Small Towns in an Economically Lagging Region Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Small Towns in the Energy Transition Era Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Contemporary Status of Small Towns in Bulgaria Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Changing Urban–Rural Relations in Israel's Periphery  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Urban–Rural Linkages Download PDF
Chapter  16:  New rural–urban relationships of small towns in north-western Germany Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Small Regional Centres at the Periphery of Switzerland Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Small Towns in Rural Space Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Urban Growth Engines or Relational Proximity? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Role of Farmers in Small-Town Community Development in an Age of Austerity Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Agri-Food Workers Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Inter-Municipal Spatial Planning as a Tool to Prevent Small-Town Competition Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Ukrainian Small Cities in the Perspective of Sustainable Spatial Planning Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Small Town Survival in Rural Australia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Technologies of Government and Policy Implementation in Small Towns Economic Development Plans in Mpumalanga, South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Small Towns in the Planning System Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Disturbing the Creation of a Spatial System  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Challenges of Local Planning in Peruvian Small Towns Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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