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Introduction

  • Nick Gallent
  • Iqbal Hamiduddin
  • Meri Juntti
  • Nicola Livingstone
  • Phoebe Stirling
Chapter

Abstract

The flow of investment capital into rural areas across Europe has many sources—from institutional investors seeking sustained returns from farming and farmland to private individuals initiating new ventures, often in innovative sectors that help diversify rural economies. This chapter situates that flow in debates dealing with rural development and with the financialisation of land and property. It flags the passive nature of some institutional investment and the active interest that many private individuals take in projects that bring new economic activities to rural areas.

Keywords

Land Investment Impacts Europe 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nick Gallent
    • 1
  • Iqbal Hamiduddin
    • 2
  • Meri Juntti
    • 3
  • Nicola Livingstone
    • 2
  • Phoebe Stirling
    • 2
  1. 1.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.University College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Law and PoliticsMiddlesex UniversityLondonUK

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