Urban Tourism and Urban Change

Cities in a Global Economy

Author: Costas Spirou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136859039

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7886

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Urban Tourism and Urban Change

Cities in a Global Economy

Author: Costas Spirou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136859020

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 565

Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy provides both a sociological / cultural analysis of change that has taken place in many of the world's cities. This focused treatment of urban tourism examines the implications of these changes for urban management and planning sense, for success and failure in metropolitan change. Uniquely suited for teaching purposes, Costas Spirou integrates numerous case studies of cities to illuminate the significant impact and promise of tourism on urban image and economic development.
Posted in History

Urban Tourism and Urban Change

Cities in a Global Economy

Author: Costas Spirou

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780203835807

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7410

Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy provides both a sociological / cultural analysis of change that has taken place in many of the world's cities. This focused treatment of urban tourism examines the implications of these changes for urban management and planning sense, for success and failure in metropolitan change. Uniquely suited for teaching purposes, Costas Spirou integrates numerous case studies of cities to illuminate the significant impact and promise of tourism on urban image and economic development.
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Urban Tourism and Development in the Socialist State

Havana During the 'special Period'

Author: Andrea Colantonio,Robert B. Potter

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754647393

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 733

After the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989, the Cuban government has been obliged to look outward to other economies of the developed world, specifically targeting tourism as a mechanism for economic growth and development. This book provides the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the economic, social, environmental and political realities which have emerged in Cuba as a result of the redevelopment of urban tourism since the early 1990s.
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Tuff City

Urban Change and Contested Space in Central Naples

Author: Nick Dines

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857452800

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

View: 3345

During the 1990s, Naples' left-wing administration sought to tackle the city's infamous reputation of being poor, crime-ridden, chaotic and dirty by reclaiming the city's cultural and architectural heritage. This book examines the conflicts surrounding the reimaging and reordering of the city's historic centre through detailed case studies of two piazzas and a centro sociale, focusing on a series of issues that include heritage, decorum, security, pedestrianization, tourism, immigration and new forms of urban protest. This monograph is the first in-depth study of the complex transformations of one of Europe's most fascinating and misunderstood cities. It represents a new critical approach to the questions of public space, citizenship and urban regeneration as well as a broader methodological critique of how we write about contemporary cities.
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Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises

International Perspectives

Author: Maria Gravari-Barbas,Sandra Guinand

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317244982

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 6526

Tourism gentrification is a critical shaping force of socio-economic and contemporary urban landscapes. This book aims to be the first substantive text on this subject, explaining the multiple and complex relationships between tourism and gentrification and their outcomes and manifestations in contemporary metropolises. This is achieved by drawing on in-depth case analyses addressing the different issues at stake. Part I deals with the manifestations of tourism gentrification and the ways it affects urban landscapes through heritagization and urban regeneration strategies. Part II looks at the correlations between tourism gentrification and culture. Finally, the last two parts aim to identify and examine forms and expressions of tourism gentrification, distinguishing among the actors, beneficiaries, and victims of the phenomenon while looking at its implications for intra-metropolitan territories and metropolitan governance. The book approaches these issues in an innovative way, by looking at a variety of metropolises in a diverse range of countries and by dealing with the different relations and management issues generated by gentrification in relation to tourism. Through interdisciplinary approaches, this groundbreaking text sheds light on the role tourism plays in contemporary metropolises, furthering knowledge of urban tourism. For these reasons, it will be of particular interest to scholars and students of tourism, urban studies, geography, anthropology and sociology.
Posted in Business & Economics

Events and Urban Regeneration

The Strategic Use of Events to Revitalise Cities

Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136488588

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 8193

In recent years, major sporting and cultural events such as the Olympic Games have emerged as significant elements of public policy, particularly in efforts to achieve urban regeneration. As well as opportunities arising from new venues, these events are viewed as a way of stimulating investment, gaining civic engagement and publicizing progress to assist the urban regeneration process more generally. However, the pursuit of regeneration involving events is a practice that is poorly understood, controversial and risky. Events and Urban Regeneration is the first book dedicated to the use of events in regeneration. It explores the relationship between events and regeneration by analyzing a range of cities and a range of sporting and cultural events projects. It considers various theoretical perspectives to provide insight into why major events are important to contemporary cites. It examines the different ways that events can assist regeneration, as well as problems and issues associated with this unconventional form of public policy. It identifies key issues faced by those tasked with using events to assist regeneration and suggests how practices could be improved in the future. The book adopts a multi-disciplinary perspective, drawing together ideas from the geography, urban planning and tourism literatures, as well as from the emerging events and regeneration fields. It illustrates arguments with a range of international case studies placed within and at the end of chapters to show positive outcomes that have been achieved and examples of high profile failures. This timely book is essential reading for students and practitioners who are interested in events, urban planning, urban geography and tourism.
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'City of the Future'

Built Space, Modernity and Urban Change in Astana

Author: Mateusz Laszczkowski

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785332570

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 5208

Astana, the capital city of the post-Soviet Kazakhstan, has often been admired for the design and planning of its futuristic cityscape. This anthropological study of the development of the city focuses on every-day practices, official ideologies and representations alongside the memories and dreams of the city's longstanding residents and recent migrants. Critically examining a range of approaches to place and space in anthropology, geography and other disciplines, the book argues for an understanding of space as inextricably material-and-imaginary, and unceasingly dynamic – allowing for a plurality of incompatible pasts and futures materialized in spatial form.
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Protest and Resistance in the Tourist City

Author: Claire Colomb,Johannes Novy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317515587

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

View: 446

Across the globe, from established tourist destinations such as Venice or Prague to less traditional destinations in both the global North and South, there is mounting evidence that points to an increasing politicization of the topic of urban tourism. In some cities, residents and other stakeholders take issue with the growth of tourism as such, as well as the negative impacts it has on their cities; while in others, particular forms and effects of tourism are contested or deplored. In numerous settings, contestations revolve less around tourism itself than around broader processes, policies and forces of urban change perceived to threaten the right to ‘stay put’, the quality of life or identity of existing urban populations. This book for the first time looks at urban tourism as a source of contention and dispute and analyses what type of conflicts and contestations have emerged around urban tourism in 16 cities across Europe, North America, South America and Asia. It explores the various ways in which community groups, residents and other actors have responded to – and challenged – tourism development in an international and multi-disciplinary perspective. The title links the largely discrete yet interconnected disciplines of ‘urban studies’ and ‘tourism studies’ and draws on approaches and debates from urban sociology; urban policy and politics; urban geography; urban anthropology; cultural studies; urban design and planning; tourism studies and tourism management. This ground breaking volume offers new insight into the conflicts and struggles generated by urban tourism and will be of interest to students, researchers and academics from the fields of tourism, geography, planning, urban studies, development studies, anthropology, politics and sociology.
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City Spaces - Tourist Places

Author: Bruce Hayllar,Tony Griffin,Deborah Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136417117

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

View: 3855

Over the last decade, commentaries and research on urban tourism precincts have predominantly focused on: their role in the tourism attractions mix; their physical and functional forms; their economic significance; their role as a catalyst for urban renewal; their evolution and associated development processes; and, perhaps more broadly, their role, locality and function within the context of urban planning. City Spaces – Tourist Places both consolidates and develops the extant knowledge of urban tourism precincts into a coherent research driven contemporary work. It revisits and examines the foundational literature but, more importantly, engages with aspects of precinct development that have previously been either underdeveloped or received only limited consideration, such as the psychological and socio-cultural dimensions of the precinct experience. Written by an international team of contributors it provides the reader with: * A comprehensive analysis of foundational theory and cutting-edge advances in the knowledge of the precinct phenomenon * An examination of previously underdeveloped topics and themes based on contemporary and ground-breaking research * Typological and theoretical frameworks in which to locate precinct form, function and experience Brilliantly edited to ensure theoretical continuity and coherence City Spaces – Tourist Places is vital reading for anyone involved in the study or planning of urban tourism precincts.
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Tourism in the City

Towards an Integrative Agenda on Urban Tourism

Author: Nicola Bellini,Cecilia Pasquinelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319268775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

View: 6632

This book critically explores the interconnections between tourism and the contemporary city from a policy-oriented standpoint, combining tourism perspectives with discussion of urban models, issues, and challenges. Research-based analyses addressing managerial issues and evaluating policy implications are described, and a comprehensive set of case studies is presented to demonstrate practices and policies in various urban contexts. A key message is that tourism policies should be conceived as integrated urban policies that promote tourism performance as a means of fostering urban quality and the well-being of local communities, e.g., in terms of quality spaces, employment, accessibility, innovation, and learning opportunities. In addition to highlighting the significance of urban tourism in relation to key urban challenges, the book reflects on the risks and tensions associated with its development, including the rise of anti-tourism movements as a reaction to touristification, cultural commodification, and gentrification. Attention is drawn to asymmetries in the costs and benefits of the city tourism phenomenon, and the supposedly unavoidable trade-off between the interests of residents and tourists is critically questioned.
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Beyond the Networked City

Infrastructure reconfigurations and urban change in the North and South

Author: Olivier Coutard,Jonathan Rutherford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317633695

Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 6528

Cities around the world are undergoing profound changes. In this global era, we live in a world of rising knowledge economies, digital technologies, and awareness of environmental issues. The so-called "modern infrastructural ideal" of spatially and socially ubiquitous centrally-governed infrastructures providing exclusive, homogeneous services over extensive areas, has been the standard of reference for the provision of basic essential services, such as water and energy supply. This book argues that, after decades of undisputed domination, this ideal is being increasingly questioned and that the network ideology that supports it may be waning. In order to begin exploring the highly diverse, fluid and unstable landscapes emerging beyond the networked city, this book identifies dynamics through which a ‘break’ with previous configurations has been operated, and new brittle zones of socio-technical controversy through which urban infrastructure (and its wider meaning) are being negotiated and fought over. It uncovers, across a diverse set of urban contexts, new ways in which processes of urbanization and infrastructure production are being combined with crucial sociopolitical implications: through shifting political economies of infrastructure which rework resource distribution and value creation; through new infrastructural spaces and territorialities which rebundle socio-technical systems for particular interests and claims; and through changing offsets between individual and collective appropriation, experience and mobilization of infrastructure. With contributions from leading authorities in the field and drawing on theoretical advances and original empirical material, this book is a major contribution to an ongoing infrastructural turn in urban studies, and will be of interest to all those concerned by the diverse forms and contested outcomes of contemporary urban change across North and South.
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Milan

Productions, Spatial Patterns and Urban Change

Author: Simonetta Armondi,Stefano Di Vita

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351979116

Category: Architecture

Page: 146

View: 409

As a main urban centre of one of the most dynamic European regions, Milan is a key location from which to study narratives of innovations and contemporary productions – old and new manufacturing, tertiary and consumptive sectors, creative and cultural economy – and investigate their influence both on spatial patterns and urban policy agenda. Accordingly, this book explores the contentious geographies of innovation, productions and working spaces, both empirically and theoretically in a city that, since the beginning of the 2000s, has been involved in a process of urban change, with relevant spatial and socio-economic effects, within an increasingly turbulent world economy. Through this analysis, the book provides an insight into the complexity of contemporary urban phenomena beyond a traditional metropolitan lens, highlighting issues such as rescaling, urban decentralization and recentralization, extensive urban transformation and shrinkage and molecular urban regeneration. This book is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and scholars focusing on Urban Studies such as Urban Policy, Urban Planning, Urban Geography, Urban Economy and Urban Sociology.
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Democracy in Action

Community Organizing and Urban Change

Author: Kristina Smock

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231126735

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 6428

In cities across the US, grass-roots organizations are working to revitalize popular participation in disenfranchised communities by bringing ordinary people into public life. This book examines the techniques used to achieve these goals.
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Bishkek Boys

Neighbourhood Youth and Urban Change in Kyrgyzstan’s Capital

Author: Philipp Schröder

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785337270

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 442

In this pioneering ethnographic study of identity and integration, author Philipp Schröder explores urban change in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek from the vantage point of the male youth living in one neighbourhood. Touching on topics including authority, violence, social and imaginary geographies, interethnic relations, friendship, and competing notions of belonging to the city, Bishkek Boys offers unique insights into how post-Socialist economic liberalization, rural-urban migration and ethnic nationalism have reshaped social relations among young males who come of age in this Central Asian urban environment.
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Public Space and the Challenges of Urban Transformation in Europe

Author: Ali Madanipour,Sabine Knierbein,Aglaée Degros

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134738315

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

View: 4901

European cities are changing rapidly in part due to the process of de-industrialization, European integration and economic globalization. Within those cities public spaces are the meeting place of politics and culture, social and individual territories, instrumental and expressive concerns. Public Space and the Challenges of Urban Transformation in Europe investigates how European city authorities understand and deal with their public spaces, how this interacts with market forces, social norms and cultural expectations, whether and how this relates to the needs and experiences of their citizens, exploring new strategies and innovative practices for strengthening public spaces and urban culture. These questions are explored by looking at 13 case studies from across Europe, written by active scholars in the area of public space and organized in three parts: strategies, plans and policies multiple roles of public space and everyday life in the city. This book is essential reading for students and scholars interested in the design and development of public space. The European case studies provide interesting examples and comparisons of how cities deal with their public space and issues of space and society.
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Managing Urban Tourism

Author: Stephen Page,Colin Michael Hall

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 389

View: 321

For students on undergraduate and postgraduate tourism; tourism planning; tourism management; urban development; urban studies; planning and public policy courses. An holistic analysis of tourism as an urban phenomenon, examining the challenge of developing, harnessing and managing urban tourism. The material is presented from a theoretical perspective in relation to postmodernism, also at a practical level in relation to the development of urban studies and planning knowledge to understand what urban tourism is.
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The Tourist City

Author: Dennis R. Judd,Susan S. Fainstein

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300078466

Category: Architecture

Page: 340

View: 4352

An investigation of tourism and its transforming impact on cities, by urban experts from a variety of disciplines. They examine such tourist meccas as Las Vegas, Orlando and Boston, and take up themes such as the marketing of cities and how tourists perceive places.
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Spatialities of Urban Change

Selected Themes from Bloemfontein at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Author: Lochner Marais,Gustav Visser

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 1920109455

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

View: 9215

It is against a post-colonial backdrop that the collection of essays assembled in this book aims to make a contribution to understanding the realities of urban centres which feature less frequently in the academic press. The research reported in this collection echoes and highlights many of the themes found in both urban theory derived from the realities of many “world cities”, and the challenges remarked upon in development theory seen in much of the work focused on South Africa’s main metropolitan regions.
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Urban Tourism

The Visitor Economy and the Growth of Large Cities

Author: Christopher M. Law

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9780826449269

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

View: 6707

This updated and revised text examines the relationship between tourism and cities: why tourists go there, how their visits impact upon the local inhabitants, how cities can make tourism return, and what they spend their money on. It features case studies of Boston, London, Barcelona and Glasgow.
Posted in Business & Economics