Rural economies, resources, and accessibility

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Rural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Bourbon Room, Astor, Mezzanine
Organizers: Avantika Ramekar
Chairs: Lisa Harrington


This session includes papers that deal with topics related to rural economies, resources, and accessibility at local, regional, and national scales in the U.S. and Canada. Papers include economic distress in rural California, measuring accessibility and remoteness in the U.S., rural resource policy in British Columbia, shifting farmland ownership in Illinois, Oregon, and California, and natural water storage systems in Montana.

The Rural Geography Specialty Group (RGSG) promotes research and education related to contemporary rural landscapes, societies, and economies in the developed and developing world. Specialty group members conduct research across an array of topics, including agriculture; land use; environmental governance; population; rural health, crime, and poverty; food systems; indigenous peoples; and rural restructuring processes.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Anne VIsser*, University of California, Davis, “As Long as It’s Not the Same Old Way”: Power, Permaculture, and Economic Development in the Rural Us 20 1:20 PM
Presenter John Cromartie*, USDA, New methods for defining rurality: combining survey-based commuting data and grid-based travel time to measure relative accessibility 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Kathryn De Master*, UC Berkeley, Loka Ashwood, Auburn University , Madeleine Fairbairn, UC Santa Cruz, John Canfield*, Auburn University, Anand Kumar, University of California Berkeley, Buying the Farm: Farmland Financialization in McDonough County, Illinois 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Megan Moore*, Montana State University, Public Perception of Natural Water Storage in Montana 20 2:20 PM
Presenter Alex Clapp*, Simon Fraser University, Roger Hayter, Simon Fraser University, Institutional Innovation and Environmental Governance in the Great Bear Rainforest 20 2:40 PM

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