Regional discontinuities of planning objectives in the Republic of the Marshall Islands

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One of the most fundamental challenges facing the Marshall Islands is changing regional organization, with population and economic resources becoming increasingly concentrated at two urban centers. Present national planning objectives focus upon developing the means to accommodate these centers. In this study regional change in the Marshall Islands is examined in terms of demographic development, and regional evolution assessed through complementary statistical measures of spatial autocorrelation, point-to-point temporal association, and spatio-temporal association. It is concluded that the current regional imbalance in population and human resources in the Marshalls represents a significant break from past trends which may well be unsustainable. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-314
Number of pages18
JournalEnvironment & Planning C: Government & Policy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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