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Is the future of rural areas beyond our imagining?

Just one of the questions posed in our most recent CRE blog.

Community owned renewable energy installations, autonomous vehicles, mobile entertainment venues – could these all be future developments for rural communities?

They were all ideas thrown into the mix at the Northern Powerhouse Business Summit in a workshop hosted by the Centre for Rural Economy.

In our CRE blog Faculty Research Fellow Paul Cowie reflects on the outcomes and speculates on whether the future of the countryside might be even more surprising.

published on: 20 July 2018