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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Rural-Urban Issues and Research Needs

People at the interface between rural and urban places are increasingly at odds over how resources will be used. There are disputes over the mix of services (and dis-services) that flow from the land and water and over the rules that govern how and by whom the mix is determined. The challenge is to design and maintain an institutional structure that achieves a satisfactory balance among the many interests involved.

By Lawrence Libby

Publication type: 
Policy brief
Date published: 
Friday, November 5, 2004