New Firms in Former Farms: A Process with Two Faces
The number of farms in the Netherlands is decreasing. As a result, many agricultural buildings are losing their original function and designation. This article describes the re-use of former agricultural buildings by non-agricultural entrepreneurs. These new activities imply changes to the rural landscape, rural economy and rural society, which can be valued both as positive and as negative outcomes.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht (URU), Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Utrecht University, PO Box 80115, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands., Email: [email protected] 2: Netherlands Institute for Spatial Research (RPB), PO Box 30314, 2500 GH The Hague, The Netherlands., Email: [email protected] 3: Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies of the Delft University of Technology (OTB), PO Box 5030, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands., Email: [email protected]
Publication date: 2003-12-01