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Grey Literature
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Defining Periurban: Understanding Rural Urban Linkages and Their Connection to Institutional Context

The term periurban is used frequently in the literature and in policy discussions, yet definitions are largely situational and case specific. They provide little basis for a unified understanding of what constitutes periurban. Our goal to provide some theoretical clarity and practical utility to this problem by creating a typology of periurban. Our typology identifies the institutional framework and relevant networks in the different “types” of periurban. Thus, development workers can use this as a tool to identify the key institutions in their area(s) of interest.

Author(s): David L. Iaquinta and Axel W. Drescher

Date: 2000

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