Texas A&M University

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Promoting rural development from a territorial perspective: The case of the Yeguare Region, Honduras

The purpose of this research was to determine the impact of the implementation of a territorial model of development in the Yeguare Region of Honduras. The research questions look to determine the impact of the territorial approach for each of its major components: (a) youth...
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Rethinking the nonmetropolitan turnaround: Renewed rural growth or expanded urbanization?

This dissertation proposes a new, synthesized perspective for explaining the "Nonmetropolitan Turnaround" in the 1970s and 1990s. By studying the definition of urbanization carefully, using the human ecological perspective, many processes happening during the "Nonmetropolitan Turnaround" in the 1970s and 1990s, such as suburbanization, deconcentration...
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Change through tourism: Resident perceptions of tourism development

Many view tourism as a tool for community development. Especially in the rural areas experiencing economic hardships, tourism often is considered an instrument for revitalization of a local economy helping to improve quality of life and protect natural and cultural resources. However, many researchers have...
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Economic and environmental equity in the U.S. nonmetropolitan tourism and recreationdependent communities

This study focused on economic and environmental equity in tourism and recreation dependent communities in the U.S. In the economic equity section, research was conducted to do an empirical analysis of the income distribution in nonmetropolitan tourism and recreation dependent communities. In the environmental equity...