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Many rural areas struggle to support local services, from shops and banks to public offices. It is often not financially sustainable to replicate services across wide rural areas with small, dispersed populations and few economies of scale. However, centralising services in urban areas poses access challenges which can deepen rural-urban inequalities. Service hub models – where multiple services are co-located in the same space – can offer solutions for rural service provision and access. Service hubs are not a single business model, and may be for-profit, state sponsored or social enterprise. However, the co-location model aims to generate efficiencies and synergies.
|Publication status||Published - 03 Aug 2020|
- Rural services
- Business models
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Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies (ROBUST)
01 Jun 2017 → 30 Nov 2021
Project: Externally funded research