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.
|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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