New voices in rural development

New voices in rural development

The research project was carried out September 2017 – November 2018. The project has sought to challenge two common understandings in particular: 1) moving in and out of rural areas are one-way processes that are either a loss or a gain for the rural area and 2) that rural areas are peripheral, relatively unconnected places whose human capital or human resources are calculated on the basis of the resident population.

Instead, we have focused on rural areas in what we call “a translocal perspective”. With a translocal perspective, we believe that rural areas are well integrated into global, national, regional and local ‘flows’ – of people, knowledge and resources. People are more mobile, they connect more places than where they have a population register, and they like to engage in the places where they feel attached.

Karin Topsø Larsen

Senior researcher, Bornholm, PhD, research & analysis

Regional development, regional education planning and youth mobility imperatives.

Rikke Brandt Broegaard

Researcher, Bornholm, PhD, research & analysis

Research and analysis in rural development, sustainability, network, innovation and entrepreneurship and citizen involvement.

Lene Havtorn Larsen

Senior consultant, Bornholm, research & analysis

Creativity, networking, international contacts and project collaboration. Experience economy and management and evaluation of learning processes.

More from the same project

Havtorn Larsen, L., Larsen, K.T. and Broegaard, R.B.: Translocal community resources: new voices in rural development. Presentation at The 5th Nordic Conference for Rural Research 'Challenged ruralities: Nordic welfare states under pressure' 14th-16th May, Vingsted, Denmark.

Larsen, K.T., Havtorn Larsen, L. and Broegaard, R.B.: Translocal community resources: New voices in rural development? Presentation at 16th Islands of the World Conference 2018: "The changing futures of islands", 4th June 2018.