The Amenity Migrants

Seeking and Sustaining Mountains and Their Cultures

Edited by Laurence A G Moss
July 2006
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  • Published
    11th July 2006
  • ISBN 9780851990842
  • Language English
  • Pages 336 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

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 analyzes 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, summarizing in a manner of theoretical and practical value for both academics and practitioners.

Part 1: Amenity Migration Meta Themes
The Amenity Migrants: Ecological Challenge to Our Contemporary Shangri-La
The Spiritual Dimension of Moving to the Mountains
Guiding Back From the Precipice: Leveraging the Power of Recreation Users to Protect Mountain Environments

Part 2: Amenity Migrants in The Americas
Geographic Perspectives on Amenity Migration Across The USA: National, Regional and Local Scale Analysis
'Too Much Love?' The Environmental and Community Impacts of Amenity Migration on Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Gateway to Glacier: Will Amenity Migrants in Northwest Montana Lead the Way for Amenity Conservation?
Alberta's Amenities Rush
Finding a Pad in Paradise: Amenity Migration Effects on Whistler
Cultural Survival and Environmental Degradation in the Mountains of the Secwepemc
Planning for Amenity Migration in Communities of the British Columbia Hinterland
A Brief History of Amenity Migration in the Adirondack Mountains
Cultural and Environmental Amenities in Peri-Urban Change: The Case of San Antonio de Escazú, Costa Rica
Amenity Migration Impacts on the Patagonian Mountain Community of San Martín de los Andes, Argentina

Part 3: Amenity Migrants in Europe
The Specifics of Amenity Migration in the European Alps
Second Homes, Work Commuting and Amenity Migrants in Norway's Mountain Areas
Amenity Migration and Tourism Development in the Tärna Mountains

Part 4: Amenity Migrants in the West Pacific
Green Change: Inland Amenity Migration in Australia
Amenity Migration in the South Island of New Zealand: Contestation for Land and Landscape in Central Otago,
A Bioregion in Jeopardy: The Strategic Challenge of Amenity Migration in Baguio, The Philippines

Part 5: The Future
Global Amenity Migration: Next Steps and The Longer View,


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