Peri Urban Concept

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Peri urban as a Concept Contradictory processes and environments are described as peri urban by many researches across multiple disciplines and paradigmatic perspectives. With close examination there is an emergence of in the way with which it is addresses by many researchers. Unfortunately, a variable that is seen as definitional for some is seen as an consequence of peri urban processes by others. Subsequently, the concept of peri urban has become underestimated and repetitive, its analytical and practical utility severely compromised. The concept of peri urban emerged due to limitations in the dichotomy between rural and urban. Much research has identified the inadequacy of this simplistic dichotomy, some authors even suggesting its…show more content…
Holleman underscores this when he directly links peri-urban to the concept of a "change in mental orientation. Importantly, what seems to be not essential to the definition of peri urban is "proximity to the city". The fact that much peri urban "place" is proximate to the city is substantively important and instrumental to a comprehensive understanding of peri urban, but it is incidental to an elemental understanding of peri urban. As we shall elaborate, "proximity to city" represents a further specification, which allows us to distinguish between "types" of peri urban, not to define peri urban in the first place. Additionally, concentration on geographic location as a basis for defining peri urban also undermines a clear understanding of the rural-urban spectrum as dynamic, interactive and…show more content…
It is an uneven process that takes place in a physical environment. Urbanization is one possible outcome of the three fundamental population processes--fertility, mortality, and migration. These processes are in turn the result of individual decisions undertaken in a sociocultural, economic, political and environmental context. One consequence of urbanization is the uneven incorporation of a variety of institutional forms into the larger cultural environments, identified as urban, peri urban and rural. In particular, we identify five classes of institutional arrangements that arise within the complex continuum from rural to urban and that fall within the range of phenomena that various scholars and practitioners have identified as peri urban. Each of these institutional classes is connected to a specific peri urban type and hypothesized to arise from a specific demographic process (in parentheses) underlying

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