Special Issue "Sustainable Human Populations in Remote Places"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2010).
Interests: sustainable rural communities; tourism and economic development; population mobility; policy responses to disadvantage; population responses to critical incidents
Remote areas are those with low population densities and distant from major population centres and transport routes. This Special Issue is concerned with the sustainability of human settlement in these places. Human settlement has long been under pressure as a result of limited infrastructure, small local markets, extreme climates, and difficulties in accessing food and shelter. More recently, global climate change, high rates of out-migration, and changes in the nature of resource economies have added to the challenges that people face in living in remote areas. We are seeking submission which explore the challenges to human habitation, and which report on community, industry, and policy interventions which have helped to address these challenges. Some of the key themes include: population ageing, globalisation, Indigenous habitation, gender roles, health status, generational change, migration, climate change, economic development, and transport and infrastructure. We are interested in the range of populations who inhabit remote areas – permanent residents, tourists, seasonal and short term workers, amenity migrants, fly-in/ fly-out workers and so on. We are interested in aspects of environmental, social, cultural, and economic sustainability. Case studies, comparative studies, and conceptual papers are all welcome.
Dr. Dean Carson
- economic geography
- community resilience