The rural-urban fringe is a region surrounding the city where there is a co-mingling of urban and rural land uses, lifestyles, and economic activities, and where conflict and controversy are often present. Examples of rural-urban interactions where problems emerge include: land use conflicts between urban and rural land use (e.g. between rural non-farm residents) and farmers, and economic concerns, such as development versus the preservation of rural space.
Concurrently taught with (Geography) 38:471 and (Rural & Community Studies) 88:471.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.