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L'agriculture, élément de la qualité de vie des villes moyennes


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  • Clément Arnal
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    Among the characteristics of medium-sized towns, their « quality of life » is often emphasized. We propose, through this article, to consider how agriculture contributes to this qualitative image. We will lean on a field survey conducted in three towns in the Rhone-Alps region : Annecy, Bourg-en-Bresse and Montbrison. We will see that these towns use various entrances to highlight their link with agriculture : the food markets, elements of their « local life » ; heritage, particularly through the organization of « agricultural » events ; local products, by the reference to the « local gastronomy ». Thus, agriculture seems integrated with the image of these towns, and sees itself exploited to specify their quality of life and assert their identity.

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    Article provided by Armand Colin in its journal Revue d’Économie Régionale & Urbaine.

    Volume (Year): avril (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 245-264

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    Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_122_0245

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    Keywords: agriculture; identity; image; medium-sized towns; quality of life;


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