The Promise of Rural Roads: Review of the Role of Low-Volume Roads in Rural Connectivity, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Management, and Livability

This Circular reviews the role of rural roads in improving rural connectivity, catalyzing economic growth and reducing poverty, managing natural disasters and manmade crises, sustaining rural livelihoods, and enhancing livability. In short, this Circular highlights the promise of rural roads as a harbinger of opportunity, progress, and prosperity and discusses what sustainability and its more practical subset, livability, mean in relation to rural roads and how the application of context-sensitive solutions (CSS) to rural roads could help achieve a better balance among the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainability.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 52p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01448525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 2 2012 4:14PM