Comprehensive planning for sustainable rural development

Gerrit Jan Knaap, Arnab Chakraborty

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States now have an unprecedented opportunity to help rural communities help themselves by providing rural communities with data and technology, offering technical assistance, and encouraging them to develop comprehensive plans. The process starts with the recognition that rural comprehensive planning need not simply imply containing urban growth, preserving unprofitable farming activity, or economic development in isolated small towns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Regional Analysis and Policy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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