The early 20th century saw the beginning of a process of urbanizing rural space (Berry, 1976a; 1976b), described as counter-urbanization (Champion, 1989). The creation of Protected Natural Areas (PNAs) has defined some rural spaces, relatively far from large urban metropolitan areas, where the ecological and scenic value is a magnet for urbanization (Prados, 2005). Thus, PNAs make rural areas more attractive to new economic and leisure activities and can promote a more positive type of development that has been called naturbanization (Prados, 2009). We address this topic in six sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Conceptual framework of naturbanization; (3) Methodology to analyse the process of naturbanization; (4) Processes of naturbanization in Andalusia and in Catalonia; (5) Comparative analysis of two case studies, and (6) Conclusions and Recommendations.
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- Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park (Catalonia), Cadí-Moixeró
- Natural Park and Alt Pirineu Natural Park (Catalonia)
- Protected Natural Areas (PNAs) in mountain areas, Urban-rural dynamics, Landscape changes
- Rural migrations, Sierra Nevada Protected Natural Area (Andalusia)