This paper describes the growing recognition amongst development professionals and institutions that rural and urban features tend increasingly to co-exist within cities and beyond their limits, and that the urban-rural dichotomy that is deeply ingrained in planning systems is inadequate for dealing with processes of environmental and developmental change in this peri-urban context. The paper outlines approaches to environmental planning and management in the peri-urban interface, examining its specificity both in terms of the challenges faced and possible approaches for implementation.
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Environment and Urbanization (2003), 15 (1), pp.135-148. IIED - London, UK. pp. 14