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Amenity Migrants

Amenity Migrants

Seeking and Sustaining Mountains and Their Cultures

Edited by L Moss, Consultant & Educator, Santa Fe, USA

July 2006 / Hardback / 336 Pages / 9780851990842 £85.00 / €110.00 / $160.00
With 10% online discount: £76.50 / €99.00 / $144.00
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Main Description

Places with perceived high environmental quality and distinctive culture are globally attracting amenity migrants. Today this societal driving force is particularly manifest in mountain areas, and while beneficial for both the new comers and locals, is also threatening highland ecologies and their human communities. This book describes and analyses the challenges and opportunities of amenity migration and its management, and offers related recommendations.The book's chapters cover the subject through case studies at international, regional and local levels, along with overarching themes such as environmental sustainability and equity, mountain recreation users, housing, and spiritual motivation. A crucial issue addressed is the relationship of amenity migration to tourism, and migration motivated by economic gain. The introduction and concluding chapters bring all of the information and analyses together strategically, summarising in a manner of theoretical and practical value for both academics and practitioners.

  • Part 1: Amenity Migration Meta Themes
  • 1: The Amenity Migrants: Ecological Challenge to Our Contemporary Shangri-La, L A G Moss
  • 2: The Spiritual Dimension of Moving to the Mountains, H Locke
  • 3: Guiding Back From the Precipice: Leveraging the Power of Recreation Users to Protect Mountain Environments, L McMillan
  • Part 2: Amenity Migrants in The Americas
  • 4: Geographic Perspectives on Amenity Migration Across The USA: National, Regional and Local Scale Analysis, P B Nelson Santa Fe, A Fading Dream: 1986 Profile and 2005 Postscript, R S Glorioso and L A G Moss
  • 5: 'Too Much Love?' The Environmental and Community Impacts of Amenity Migration on Jackson Hole, Wyoming, M Lynch
  • 6: Gateway to Glacier: Will Amenity Migrants in Northwest Montana Lead the Way for Amenity Conservation? S Thompson
  • 7: Alberta's Amenities Rush, B Robinson and C Stark
  • 8: Finding a Pad in Paradise: Amenity Migration Effects on Whistler, British Columbia, S R Moore, P W Williams and A Gill
  • 9: Cultural Survival and Environmental Degradation in the Mountains of the Secwepemc, J R Billy
  • 10: Planning for Amenity Migration in Communities of the British Columbia Hinterland, R Chipeniuk
  • 11: A Brief History of Amenity Migration in the Adirondack Mountains, W R Glass
  • 12: Cultural and Environmental Amenities in Peri-Urban Change: The Case of San Antonio de Escazú, Costa Rica, P Chaverri
  • 13: Amenity Migration Impacts on the Patagonian Mountain Community of San Martín de los Andes, Argentina, A Otero, L Nakayama, S Marioni, E Gallego, A Lonac, A Dimitriu, R Gonzalez, and C Hosid
  • Part 3: Amenity Migrants in Europe
  • 14: The Specifics of Amenity Migration in the European Alps, M Perlik
  • 15: Second Homes, Work Commuting and Amenity Migrants in Norway's Mountain Areas, T Flognfeldt Jr.
  • 16: Amenity Migration and Tourism Development in the Tärna Mountains, Sweden, D K Müller
  • Part 4: Amenity Migrants in the West Pacific
  • 17: Green Change: Inland Amenity Migration in Australia, R Buckley, N Sanders, C Ollenburg, and J Warnken
  • 18: Amenity Migration in the South Island of New Zealand: Contestation for Land and Landscape in Central Otago, C M Hall
  • 19: A Bioregion in Jeopardy: The Strategic Challenge of Amenity Migration in Baguio, The Philippines, R S Glorioso
  • Part 5: The Future
  • 20: Global Amenity Migration: Next Steps and The Longer View, L A G MossIndex
...a valuable source for global change scientists interested in mountains and practitioners in rural and urban environment, planning and tourism studies.
Astrid Björnsen Gurung. Mountain Research Initiative, 2006