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Urban-Rural Connections and Development Perspectives In Portugal

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  • M. Conceição Rego

    () (Department of Economy, University of Évora and CEFAGE-UE)

  • Conceição Freire

    () (Department of Landscape, Environment and Planning, University of Évora and CHAIA UE)

  • Isabel Ramos

    () (Department of Landscape, Environment and Planning, University of Évora and CICS.NOVA.UÉvora)

  • Andreia Dionísio

    () (Department of Management, University of Évora and CEFAGE-UE)

  • M. Saudade Baltazar

    () (Department of Sociology, University of Évora and CICS.NOVA.UÉvora)

  • M. Raquel Lucas

    () (Department of Management, University of Évora and CEFAGE-UE)

Abstract

Portugal is characterized by a significant asymmetry in the population distribution/density and economic activity as well as in social and cultural dynamics. This means very diverse landscapes, differences in regional development, sustainability and quality of life, mainly between urban and rural areas. A consequence coherent with the contemporary dynamics: urbanization of many rural areas that loose their productive-agricultural identity and, simultaneously, the reintegration in urban areas of spaces and activities with more rural characteristics. In this process of increasing complexity of organization of the landscape is essential to restore the continuum naturale (between urban and rural areas) allowing closer links to both ways of life. A strategy supported in the landscape, which plays important functions for public interest, in the cultural, social, ecological and environmental fields. At the same time, constitutes an important resource for economic activity, as underlined in the European Landscape Convention.

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  • M. Conceição Rego & Conceição Freire & Isabel Ramos & Andreia Dionísio & M. Saudade Baltazar & M. Raquel Lucas, 2017. "Urban-Rural Connections and Development Perspectives In Portugal," CEFAGE-UE Working Papers 2017_04, University of Evora, CEFAGE-UE (Portugal).
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    Keywords

    Urban; Rural; Quality of Life; Development; Portugal.;

    JEL classification:

    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being

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