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Tactical Re-ruralism?

Posted on 4 Jan

One strategic response to the crisis of planetary urbanization must be re-ruralization.

This essay explores a range of tactical responses to the crisis of urbanization to accompany an exhibition with similar themes. That specific purpose is likely the reason that rural renewal -- tactical re-ruralism -- was not mentioned as a phenomenon. The author mentions loss of social solidarities as one of the consequences of urbanization. This alienation (anomie) extends to nature/geography of place and, in some, is the primary draw back to their re-imagined rural.

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One strategic response to the crisis of planetary urbanization must be re-ruralization.

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