Rural Service Hubs

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Type Other report
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 03 Jul 2020
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Abstract

Many rural areas struggle to support local services, from shops and banks to public offices. Service hubs – where multiple services are co-located in the same space – can offer solutions. Service hubs can offer alternative models for providing rural services and strengthening rural-urban cohesion and connectivity. This report: Describes the challenges of rural service provision and access, and explores how service hubs can address these challenges; Presents shared learning from the ROBUST project, through 9 case studies from 5 countries: Austria, Finland, Latvia, Spain and Wales; Distils key concepts into a planning guide for service hubs.

Keywords

  • rural development, Service provision, Service access, Public services