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  • Post-apartheid development challenges in small towns of the Free State
  • Orange Free State ; Small town ; South Africa ; Town ; Urban development
  • Current and future development challenges of small towns in South Africa in the post-apartheid era have been neglected. In an overview of small towns in the Free State current issues are identified and some development opportunities and ideas
  • for small towns are suggested. - (AJC)
  • Revitalized small towns in China
  • The role of small towns in rural development in Tanzania in Equity with growth? Planning perspectives for small towns in developing countries.
  • Small town growth and development policy in Pakistan
  • Agricultural economics ; Location ; Pakistan ; Regional disparities ; Rural centre ; Rural development ; Small town ; Urbanization ; Urbanization of the countryside
  • This study examines the process of small town development and growth in Pakistan. The towns located in the agriculturally developed areas have better opportunities for development than the others. Although government economic development policies
  • have influenced the location and development of small towns, local leadership plays an important role in their socio-economic development.
  • The Importance of Leitbilder for Structural Chance in Small Towns
  • Bad Schlema ; Decision making process ; Germany ; Gräfenhainichen ; Johanngeorgenstadt ; Saxony-Anhalt ; Small town ; Tourism ; Urban area ; Urban development ; Urban policy
  • The article deals with the role of Leitbilder for spatial development and the characteristics of small towns. At the examples of Bad Schlema, Gräfenhainichen and Johanngeorgenstadt the author shows the Leitbilder in small towns. Bad Schlema
  • Battlement esa: new life for a Colorado mining town
  • Colorado ; Community ; Energy ; Environment ; Oil ; Small town ; Town ; United States of America ; Urban function
  • Originally built as a residential town for energy resource workers, Battlement Mesa is now occupied by in-migrants, many from California, who seek small-town living in the Rockies. - (DWG)
  • The changing competitive relationship between small town centres and out-of-town retailing : town revival in South Wales
  • The article seeks to examine whether the reinvestment process has improved the commercial situation of a small town in the context of strong local competition and continued retail decentralisation. It is possible to reverse the commercial fortunes
  • Main street revisited: time, space, and image building in small-town America
  • Cultural studies ; Perception of the urban environment ; Regional disparities ; Small town ; Town ; United States of America ; Urban morphology
  • The small town is one of the key images of American culture. This work analyzes the origins and evolution of the image and why it has been such an important icon. Using examples from all over the USA, the A. places them in their spatial and temporal
  • America's small town/big city dialectic
  • Community ; Semiotics of space ; Social space ; Suburbs ; Town ; United States of America ; Urban area ; Urban society
  • There is an imagined dichotomy between American big cities and small towns. The former are supposedly unfriendly, impersonal, and prone to social deviance. The latter are warm and friendly, like a nurturing extended family. A. argues
  • that these sterotypes have blinded us to locality-based communities within the big cities. He calls for a fuller understanding of how small town idealizations have influenced metropolitan America. - (SLD)
  • Musical work in a university town : the shifting spaces and practices of DJs in Dunedin
  • Creativeness ; Cultural studies ; Music ; New Zealand ; Small town
  • Dunedin : small, remote, musical, creative ? Shaping sounds, creating work : music retail, venues, audiences. Career prospects.
  • Childhood on the middle border : remembered small town America
  • Using autobiographies of nine writers, the A. uses their childhood memories to construct Middlewestern towns between 1880 and 1920. - (D. W. Gade).
  • Migration to small Latin American cities: a critique of the concept of Fill-in migration
  • The fill-in concept was devised to describe the process of migration from rural areas to small towns in Latin America. The paper argues that the concept is theoretically unsound and is normally indistinguishable as a pattern from direct and/or step
  • movements. Indeed, the patterns of migration to and from small towns are far more complex than those suggested by the fill-in concept. The limited evidence available suggests that return migration is considerable and that the selectivity of in-migrants
  • reduces the debilitative effects of out-migration on small town populations.
  • The economic geography of regional festivals: beer drinking and small town Mississippi river festivals
  • Description of small-town annual festivals in the upper Mississippi valley, highlighting the differnetial attitudes between Minnesota (settled mainly by Scandinavians) and Wisconsin (settled mainly by Germans) in their laws toward alcoholic
  • Common houses in America's small towns, the Atlantic Seaboard to the Mississippi Valley.
  • Presentation of vernacular house characteristics and their geographical distributions based on surveys in 20 small study towns in the eastern half of the U.S.A. Typology of 67 dwelling types. These houses reflect American social, economic
  • Migrants and migrant-labour absorption in large and small centres in Swaziland. A comparative study of the towns Manzini and Nhlangano.
  • This is a study of regional inequality. Its objective is to contribute towards a further understanding of the relationships between urbanization, migration and regional development in general and of the role played therein by small towns
  • When north winds blow : a note on small towns and social transformation in the Nilotic Sudan
  • Small town ; Sudan ; Urban history ; Urban society
  • A preliminary study on the scale of population in the planning of small towns.
  • In the course of economic growth, small towns see diversification in the employment structure of its population and the criteria non-agricultural population is getting more and more difficult to define. An improper definition of population sub
  • Néhany gondolat a dél-alfoldi oriasfalvak kapcsan a kisvarosokrol. (Some thoughts on small towns in connection with the South Great Plain giant villages)
  • Giant villages mean the greatest problem in the settlement network of the area. The establishment of a small town network is necessary in the Great Plain and this settlement types should also occur formally in the settlement structure. (DLO).
  • Towards generic interventions to stimulate growth potential in small towns of the Western Cape Province, South Africa
  • Creative class ; Economic potential ; Green economy ; Small town ; South Africa ; Town ; Western Cape
  • There numerous small towns that fail to develop in South Africa. The main aim of the paper is to provide theoretical and practical discussion on recommendations for potential development strategies, particularly for those towns with a low and very
  • low development potential. It also suggests a number of generic intervention strategies for Western Cape small towns with low development and growth potential. These include cross-boundary collaboration, renewable energy, waste recycling, investing
  • Regional order in the enterprise structures of selected Eastern Cape Karoo towns
  • Eastern Cape ; Economic development ; Firm ; South Africa ; Town ; Urban development
  • The urban enterprises of twelve towns in the Eastern Cape Karoo were identified, enumerated and classified into different business sectors. Statistical analyses were used to examine six hypotheses regarding the question as to whether small towns
  • exhibit a hidden order of proportionality. Older towns retained advantages in enterprise development. Enterprise diversities could be predicted accurately for large and small towns. An assessment was made of the strengths and weaknesses in enterprise
  • development of individual towns in the region. - (AJC)