Sustaining accessibility and connectivity in remote rural areas: transnational issues from ITRACT

Koen Salemink, Dirk Strijker

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Abstract

This paper relies on knowledge gained from ITRACT (Improving Transport and Accessibility through new Communication Technologies), an Interreg IVB project in the North Sea Region. We will show how digital innovation to promote mobility and accessibility in rural areas is limited by poor data infrastructure and a lack of digital engagement. It is argued that these limitations perpetuate the remoteness of these areas.
Original languageEnglish
PublisheriTRACT
Commissioning bodyUniversity of Groningen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Cultural Geography Department
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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Keywords

  • economy
  • regional development
  • public transport
  • ict

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