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New Money in Rural Areas
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This book examines the flow of investment into rural land assets in Europe, particularly farmland, woodland and wineries, but extending also to leisure uses such as golf courses and theme parks. It explores the characteristics of investors in rural land and their motivations before undertaking an analysis of the place impacts of investment, viewing `new money' as a potential development opportunity, delivering a variety of outcomes for local landscapes and communities. After providing introductory insights into rural land investment and the measurement of associated impacts, ten case studies - from different European locations - explore actual investment motives and local impacts. The book concludes with a synthesis of investment experiences and an assessment of the transformative changes brought to rural areas by the flow of new money.
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Preface.- Acknowledgements.- 1. Introduction.- 2. The Changing Nature of Investment in Rural Assets.- 3. Assessing the Impacts of Investment.- 4. Land-use Continuity - Farmland and Old Wineries.- 5. Land-use Transformations - Leisure, Bio-Energy and New Wineries.- 6. Conclusions.- References.- Index.

About the Author

Nick Gallent is Professor of Housing and Planning and Head of the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London, UK. Iqbal Hamiduddin is Lecturer in Transport Planning and Housing and Director of the MSc in Housing and City Planning at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, UK. Meri Juntti is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Law and Politics at Middlesex University London, UK. Nicola Livingstone is Lecturer in Real Estate and Director of the MSc in International Real Estate and Planning at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, UK. Phoebe Stirling is a PhD student and research assistant at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, UK.

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