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Social License For Industrial Developments In Rural Areas : A Case Study Of Unconventional Gas Development In The Northern Rivers, Australia ; An Investigation Of Regional Values, Identity And Social Dynamics, Hanabeth Luke Jan 2016

Social License For Industrial Developments In Rural Areas : A Case Study Of Unconventional Gas Development In The Northern Rivers, Australia ; An Investigation Of Regional Values, Identity And Social Dynamics, Hanabeth Luke

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Rural areas globally are subject to the converging pressures of climate change, urbanisation, market forces and energy expansion. Large-scale industrial projects can add to land-use competition and resource conflicts, potentially leading to dramatic impact on rural environments and their communities. Social licence can be used as a lens for understanding how communities respond to proposed industrial developments. A disconnect between the social license concept and the aims of sustainable development manifests itself in rural areas as a tension between industry activity and community aspirations. Mismatches between land-use planning decisions and community aspirations can create conflict, and potentially, social resistance. Social ...