Reinventing Rural is a collection of original research papers that examine the ways in which rural people and places are changing in the context of an urbanizing world.
This includes exploring the role of the environment, the economy, and related issues such as tourism.
While traditionally relying on primary sector work in agriculture, mining, natural resources, and the like, rural areas are finding new ways to sustain themselves.
This involves a new emphasis on environmental protection, as one important strategy has been to capitalize on natural amenities to attract residents and tourists.
Beyond improvements to the economy are general improvements to the quality-of-life in rural communities.
Consistent with this, the volume focuses on the two cornerstones of education and health, considering current challenges and offering ideas for reinventing rural quality-of-life.