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  • Disrupting the regional housing market: Airbnb in New Zealand 

    Campbell, M.; McNair, H.; Mackay, Michael D.; Perkins, Harvey C. (Taylor & Francis, 2019)
    The role of accommodation-sharing platforms, such as Airbnb, is seen as a disruption to more conventional accommodation providers and rental markets in many cities and regions worldwide. This Regional Graphic focuses on ...
  • Wind energy perceptions: The relevance of convention theory to social acceptability 

    Pitanga, Victor (Lincoln University, 2018)
    Wind energy is touted as the cheapest large-scale source of renewable energy. From wind’s global potential of 60 TW-year/year, 10% are exploitable, which represents four times the global electricity consumption. Nonetheless, ...
  • Making space for community in super-productivist rural settings 

    Mackay, Michael D.; Perkins, Harvey C. (Elsevier, 2019-05)
    This paper contributes a perspective on an enduring debate in rural studies about the transformation of rural areas in developed market economies into more or less ‘productivist’ landscapes. We focus on the conceptual ...
  • Building resilience in transient rural communities: Guidelines for council 

    Wilson, Jude; Simmons, David G.; McCarthy, M.; Langer, E. R. (Lincoln UniversityLincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2019-03)
    The social and economic wellbeing of New Zealand’s rural communities is increasingly dependent on transient workers and visitors, many of whom are from overseas. New Zealand communities also face a diversity of natural ...
  • Guidelines for rural community resilience: Summary document 

    Wilson, Jude; Simmons, David G. (Lincoln UniversityLincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2019-03)
    This summary document contains an overview of the community situation analysis described in Building resilience in transient rural communities: Guidelines for Council.

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