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RURAL. That which relates to the country, as rural servitudes. See Urban.

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Finally, RURAL, the degree of ruralization, the effect of other variables held constant, is expected to decrease diffusion of the Internet.
The authors do deal with infrastructure, but in the tellingly original forms of each place: 'people as infrastructure' in Johannesburg and elsewhere (Simone in Mbembe and Nuttall); 'infrastructural fragments' (De Boeck and Plissart) left from erosion and neglect and 'the strength of the imagined place (that) renders the real place invisible' (De Boeck and Plissart) in Kinshasa; slag heaps and prisons in central Johannesburg and gated communities in its suburbs, juxtaposed to the sprawling ruralization of Kinshasa.
UN Habitat's State of World Cities 2010/2011 report says that Asia and Africa, are expected to reach their respective tipping points - that is when their populations are more urban than rural - in 2023 and 2030, and would lead to a ruralization of the urban areas.
Another interesting process of ruralization and exurbanization started in the 1970s with turn-around migration back to non-metropolitan areas.
Future studies should also examine the phenomena in rural areas and smaller cities where the lingering influences of communism through re-traditionalization and the "ruralization" (referring to the penetration of rural values and beliefs in larger cities during the communist era) may be more prominent (e.g., Cirstocea, 2003).
Urbanization of leishmaniasis becomes more common and in conjunction with the ruralization of HIV/ AIDS, it contributes to increase the problem of co-infections in contexts where access to highly active antiretroviral therapy is not the same as in industrialized countries.
We should also focus on the small and medium cities as well as on the parallel process of ruralization. John Kolbeke has given us an excellent overview of what Western Australia is doing to respond to drought by achieving water security thru diversity.