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Rural sustainability

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What communities can do[edit]

some more specific examples:

  • Community Transport schemes
  • Community shops, pubs and cafes
  • promote Cittaslow, or slow towns
  • Rural heritage centres
  • support local shops and services

Why it matters[edit]

(article needed, including majority world perspective)



  • RuralHack, research / action project that investigates both the cultural and technological aspects of the relationship between Open Hardware and agriculture

Other Resources[edit]

News and comment[edit]


Dec 10 Rural sustainability UK: The future of environmental planning, Tom Kenny [1]

Our Common Ground: some reflections on the RSA’s latest report, Nov 7 [2]

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Oxfordshire: This disastrous new project will change the face of Britain, yet no debate is allowed, George Monbiot, Aug 22 [3]

Aug 6 Green Belt 'being eroded at an alarming rate' [4]


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Towards sustainable economies UK: How to Set Up a Community Co-op, May 17 [5]

Rural sustainability UK: Green campaigners call for land ministry to halt the ‘erosion of the countryside’, Mar 5 [6]

See also[edit]

  • local information can be found, or shared, via our many location pages


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  3. The Guardian
  4. Campaign to Protect Rural England
  5. @Shareable
  6. The Guardian