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Amenity Migrants And The Rebirth Of The North American Small Town

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Cover of Scenic Fernie Randal Macnair, the former mayor of Fernie, British Columbia, used the term "Amenity Migrant" to describe the people moving to the former depressed coal town in the Canadian Rockies. It is a term that, according to Ray Chipeniuk, started with American demographers in the late 1970s and early 80s, an era marked by a back-to-the-land movement in both the US and Canada. He is quoted in Northword: ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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