WIT Press


Building Up The Future: Participative Design Of A Rural Development Plan For The Coastal Communities Of The Arid Regions Of Baja California, Mexico

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV040231

Volume

68

Pages

13

Published

2004

Size

2,109 kb

Author(s)

A.L. Quintanilla-Montoya, R.I.R. Caldelas, L.Z. Villarreal, E.A. Corona & S. Larios

Abstract

The difficult conditions in which the rural communities of developing countries live, as is the case of Mexico, are mainly due to social and economical situations of poverty, unemployment, low population, and distance from the urban centres and states administrations. On the other hand, these communities are linked to the deterioration of the environment and pollution due to domestic and productive activities as well as overexploitation of marine and land resources (marine turtles, whales, cactus, etc.). The situation is worse due to the lack of strategies and detailed p

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