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Conservation and Heritage in the Face of Insular Urbanization: The Marshall Islands and Kiribati
STEPHEN A. ROYLE
Built Environment (1978-)
Vol. 25, No. 3, Conservation: Experience outside the Industrialized West (1999), pp. 211-221
Published by: Alexandrine Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23287814
Page Count: 11
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The conservation issues discussed here relate to two of the atoll nations of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Kiribati. Development has led to a cash economy on their capital atolls, Majuro and Tarawa respectively, which are experiencing in-migration and urbanization as outer-islanders seek to participate in this modern economy. These two nations thus face similar trends, shared by other atoll or archipelago countries. They differ, however, in the impact these trends have had in terms of the conservation issues of societal traditions, vernacular architecture and built form.
Built Environment (1978-) © 1999 Alexandrine Press