This timely book explores both the diversity of local resources and the interrelated issues concerning the concept of well-being. Drawing conclusions from diverse settings from across Europe and the US, chapters first begin with an analysis of the nature of local resources. The book then moves on to unpack the concept of well-being. It sheds light on topics such as the impact of urban design on health and the connection between amenities and social justice. Featuring key case studies supporting its theoretical foundations, the authors convincingly argue for a more comprehensive view of local resources and well-being from a territorial perspective.
Providing unique and innovative insights into the significance of place-specific resources and well-being, this book is of particular interest to human geography, planning, economics and sociology scholars. Chapters also feature a strong emphasis on policy recommendations.
'Local Resources, Territorial Development and Well-being provides a timely and innovative contribution to the literature on regional development. The edited book explores the relationships between territorial actors and resources and local well-being. The chapters demonstrate the value of multidisciplinary approaches to territorial development in a wide variety of settings. The book will provide a valuable resource for academicians, policy makers and practitioners.'
– Gary Paul Green, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
Contributors: C. Achin, K. Basset, C. Darroux, C. Di Marco, J.-C. Dissart, J. Gensel, E. George, P. Judet, K. Koop, P. Le Quéau, A. Le Roy, D.W. Marcouiller, D. Noël, G. Novarina, F. Ottaviani, B. Parent, B. Pecqueur, J.-F. Ruault, S. Sadoux, Y. Schaeffer, N. Seigneuret, C. Sowa, M. Talandier, R. Thomas, M. Villanova-Oliver.
Edited by Jean-Christophe Dissart and Natacha Seigneuret, Université Grenoble Alpes, France.