Settlement Systems in Sparsely Populated Regions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080231112, 9781483162317

Settlement Systems in Sparsely Populated Regions

1st Edition

The United States and Australia

Editors: Richard E. Lonsdale John H. Holmes
eBook ISBN: 9781483162317
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 406
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Settlement Systems in Sparsely Populated Regions: The United States and Australia provides an understanding of the special difficulties encountered by those living in sparselands and the issues facing government policy makers. This book discusses the regional aspects of human settlement as well as the regional differences in human welfare.

Organized into 18 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the special set of characteristics and problems of sparsely populated regions. This text then describes the rapid changes affecting lightly populated areas. Other chapters consider the collective accessibility of any location in connection to the total national population as represented by maps of population potential. This book describes as well the more self-sufficient nucleated rural settlement of the far outback. The final chapter deals with the six general observations concerning sparsely populated lands thought to have applicability beyond just the United States and Australia.

This book is a valuable resource for government policy makers.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Lands of Distant Promise

2 Human Settlements in Sparsely Populated Areas: A Conceptual Overview, with Special Reference to the U.S.

3 Some Distinctive Characteristics of U.S. Sparselands

4 Sparsely Populated Regions of Australia

5 Population Change and Social Inequalities in Sparsely Populated Regions in Australia

6 Population Trends in Sparsely Settled Areas of the United States: The Case of the Great Plains

7 Changing Functions of Villages in Sparsely Populated Areas: The American West

8 New Towns in Isolated Settings in Australia

9 Problems of Living in Isolated Communities: The Eyre Peninsula and Port Lincoln, South Australia

10 Travel Behavior of Isolated Rural Populations in Inland Queensland

11 Federal Policy in the U.S. and the Transportation Problems of Low-Density Areas

12 Change in the Location of Primary Schools in the Wimmera, Victoria, 1947-1976

13 Urban-Rural Links in South Australia, with Special Reference to Strategies in Rural Education, 1930-1976

14 Existing and Alternative Methods of Providing Health Care and Education Services in Sparselands of America

15 Health and Education Services in Sparseland Australia

16 Evolution of Federal Policies for U.S. Sparselands, and Problems of Program Implementation

17 Contemporary Strategies and Policy Issues for U.S. Sparsely Populated Areas

18 Drawing Conclusions from an Examination of Two Nations


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