Book Chapter

Post-carbon ruralities


Phillips M & Dickie J (2019) Post-carbon ruralities. In: Scott M, Gallent N & Gkartzios M (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning: A Handbook for Practice. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge), pp. 521-547.

This chapter examines post-carbonism and post-carbon geographies as a framework to examine rural futures. While increasing research has emerged in recent years examining low-carbon transitions in rural contexts, the rural studies literature has, to date, been marked by a relatively limited engagement with climate change and energy, particularly in key rural texts. This chapter addresses this deficit through examining the potential impact on rural localities and communities of low-carbon transitions is considered alongside the capacity and willingness of rural communities to manage change. Key themes explored include the impact on rural mobilities and the significance of energy to contemporary rural life, including the consumption of energy and as a site for energy production and resistance to low-carbon transitions.

Publication date24/01/2019
Publication date online15/01/2019
Place of publicationLondon