Part 1 deals with topics of general relevance. An introduction to applied economic analysis and an account of the institutional basis of public decisions in rural areas, through the planning system, is given. The minimum of economics required to analyse public decisions at the local level is reviewed. The various models available for rural planning purposes are introduced. The planning procedures applicable in rural areas and the measures and institutions which aim to regulate the use of the countryside are discussed. In part 2, several applied subject areas are dealt with. A survey of the existing pattern of UK land use is presented and the complex policy question of land use conversion is discussed. Recreation and amenity are discussed analytically. Economic aspects of resource and environmental conservation are reviewed. The analysis of rural depopulation, concentrating on the demographic models available, is dealt with. Some of the issues of farm policy are reviewed. Rural transport and the pattern of rural settlement which it attempts to modify are discussed. A case study of a particular rural resource allocation decision, which summarises some of the main themes of the book is presented and the techniques and approaches which could have been applied are discussed. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Methuen and Company Limited

    11 New Fetter Lane
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Whitby, M C
    • Willis, Kenneth G
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 310 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-416-70720-3
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM