The Complexity of Rural America

Gary Toth and Hannah Twaddell untangle the complexity of planning for rural communities.

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May 19, 2010, 2:00 PM PDT

By Tim Halbur


Toth and Twaddell write, "Everyone knows what a city or a suburban town looks like, but rural life resists quick stereotyping. Compounding this is that in rural America, it is far more necessary for life to adapt to the local environment and realities: how families deal with water for instance, is very different in the high desert of New Mexico versus the verdant hills of northern Vermont."

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