Understanding rural-urban transitions in the Global South through Peri-Urban Turbulence

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Hutchings, P., Willcock, S., Lynch, K., Bundhoo, D., Brewer, T., Cooper, S., Keech, D., Mekala, S., Mishra, P. P., Parker, A., Shackleton, C. M., Venkatesh, K., Vicario, D. R. and Welivita, I. 2022. Understanding rural-urban transitions in the Global South through Peri-Urban Turbulence. Nature Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-00920-w

AuthorsHutchings, P., Willcock, S., Lynch, K., Bundhoo, D., Brewer, T., Cooper, S., Keech, D., Mekala, S., Mishra, P. P., Parker, A., Shackleton, C. M., Venkatesh, K., Vicario, D. R. and Welivita, I.
Abstract

Much previous research has problematised the use of a binary urban-rural distinction to describe human settlement patterns in and around cities. This paper presents a framework that conceptualises rural-urban transition through the prism of shifts in natural, engineered and institutional infrastructure, in order to explain the processes of rapid change and the dip in service provision often found in peri-urban areas in the Global South. We draw on examples related to the provision of water and sanitation to illustrate the theory and discuss its implications for future research on the peri-urban.

KeywordsInfrastructure ; Peri-urban; Rural; Services; Urban expansion; Urbanisation
Year of Publication2022
JournalNature Sustainability
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-00920-w
Open accessPublished as non-open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online04 Aug 2022
Publication process dates
Accepted27 May 2022
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISSN2398-9629

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