Sustainable Rural Communities Recovery: Aldea do Couto

Through a study carried out by the University of Santiago de Compostela, this project seeks to establish ways for the socio-economic recovery of the Aldea do Couto (Couto Village) and to turn it into a sustainable centre able to energize economy and employment through new business proposals. In addition, it seeks to draw population to the area, in order to stop the demographic decline process that rural Galicia is suffering from.

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Moreover, it seeks to provide an alternative to women and youth suffering from unemployment. It can be exported to other rural centres, as they can use it as a model for their socio-economic repercussion.

Main issues to be discussed:
  • University aid in the recovering of villages.
  • A sustainable development model is created based on traditional communal formulas.