Urban Tourism and Urban Change

Cities in a Global Economy

Author: Costas Spirou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136859039

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 3834

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Posted in History

Spatialities of Urban Change

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

Author: Lochner Marais,Gustav Visser


ISBN: 1920109455

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

View: 9516

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.
Posted in Social Science

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: 9937

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.
Posted in Political Science

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: 4254

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

Tourism and Urban Transformation

Interpretations of Urban Tourism

Author: Susan S. Fainstein

Publisher: N.A


Category: Tourism

Page: 42

View: 4480

Posted in Tourism

Urban Changes in Different Scales

Systems and Structures

Author: Rubén Camilo Lois González

Publisher: Univ Santiago de Compostela

ISBN: 9788497506397

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 748

View: 4105

Posted in Cities and towns

Cities and Visitors

Regulating People, Markets, and City Space

Author: Lily M. Hoffman,Susan S. Fainstein,Dennis R. Judd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355554

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 3718

The authors of this book use regulation theory to bring theoretical focus and analytic clarity to the study of urban tourism. Provides a unifying analytic framework for the study of urban tourism. Brings urban tourism into focus as an important political, economic and cultural phenomenon. Presents original essays written by established scholars, including studies of Venice, Mexico, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, and Australia's Gold Coast.
Posted in Social Science

Tuff City

Urban Change and Contested Space in Central Naples

Author: Nicholas T. Dines,Nick Dines

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857452797

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

View: 2257

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.
Posted in Social Science

Urban Tourism in China

Author: Mimi Li,Wu Bihu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135741913

Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 8934

China has witnessed a dramatic development of tourism in urban context in the past thirty years, especially with its success in hosting the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and the Shanghai World Exposition in 2010. Urban areas as tourism destination are receiving increasingly more popularity than traditional destinations such as national parks, natural reserves, and historical relics. Deriving largely from a special issue on "Urban Tourism Development and City Destination Marketing" (Journal of China Tourism Research), Urban Tourism in China presents the readers with a collection of nine independent research reports examining issues such as consumer behaviour in urban destinations, the social impact of tourism, destination image, leisure, regional collaboration, and heritage tourism in ancient towns. The investigations covered urban areas of different scales and diversified nature from major metropolises such as Beijing, and Guangzhou, to ancient towns like Lijiang and Pingyao. Readers who have interests of tourism research, business development, and in-depth understanding of urban life in China may find the book informative and interesting. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of China Tourism Research.
Posted in Travel


Author: Silke Landgrebe,Peter Schnell

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 3486700308

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

View: 4169

Unter den vielfältigen touristischen Märkten hat der Städtetourismus in den vergangenen Jahren eine vergleichsweise dynamische Entwicklung erlebt. Dieses Buch bietet einen breit gefächerten Überblick über aktuelle Marktentwicklungen und Fragen des strategischen und operativen Managements und stellt einige Erfolgsbeispiele im Städtetourismus dar. Damit schließt es eine entstandene Lücke in der tourismuswissenschaftlichen Literatur. Die vielfältigen Aspekte des Städtetourismus werden in 26 Einzelbeiträgen von Experten aus Wissenschaft und Praxis aus einem jeweiligen spezialisierten Blickwinkel dargestellt und beleuchtet.
Posted in Business & Economics

Staging the New Berlin

Place Marketing and the Politics of Urban Reinvention Post-1989

Author: Claire Colomb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136489363

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 2734

This book explores the politics of place marketing and the process of ‘urban reinvention’ in Berlin between 1989 and 2011. In the context of the dramatic socio-economic restructuring processes, changes in urban governance and physical transformation of the city following the Fall of the Wall, the ‘new’ Berlin was not only being built physically, but staged for visitors and Berliners and marketed to the world through events and image campaigns which featured the iconic architecture of large-scale urban redevelopment sites. Public-private partnerships were set up specifically to market the ‘new Berlin’ to potential investors, tourists, Germans and the Berliners themselves. The book analyzes the images of the city and the narrative of urban change, which were produced over two decades. In the 1990s three key sites were turned into icons of the ‘new Berlin’: the new Postdamer Platz, the new government quarter, and the redeveloped historical core of the Friedrichstadt. Eventually, the entire inner city was ‘staged’ through a series of events which turned construction sites into tourist attractions. New sites and spaces gradually became part of the 2000s place marketing imagery and narrative, as urban leaders sought to promote the ‘creative city’. By combining urban political economy and cultural approaches from the disciplines of urban politics, geography, sociology and planning, the book contributes to a better understanding of the interplay between the symbolic ‘politics of representation’ through place marketing and the politics of urban development and place making in contemporary urban governance.
Posted in Social Science

Music and Urban Geography

Author: Adam Krims

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135879001

Category: Music

Page: 248

View: 512

Music and Urban Geography is the first book to theorize musical aspects of the tremendous changes that have overtaken major cities in the developed world over the past few decades. Drawing on musicology, music theory, urban geography, and historical materialism, Krims maps changes not only in how music represents cities, but also in how music sounds and is deployed socially in new urban contexts. Taking on venerable musicological debates from entirely new perspectives, Krims argues that the cultural-studies approach now predominant in cultural musicology fails to address contemporary realities of production and consumption; instead, the social effects of space and new patterns of urban production play a shaping role, in which music takes on new forms and functions, with representation playing a significant but not always decisive role. While music scholars increasingly concern themselves with place, Krims theorizes it together with the shaping role of space. Pushing urban geography into new cultural contexts Music and Urban Geography will offer those concerned with the social effects of space newtheoretical models. Ranging from Anonymous 4 to Alanis Morissette, from Curaçao to Seattle, Music and Urban Geography presents a truly wide-ranging, interdisciplinary, and theoretically ambitious view of both musical and urban change.
Posted in Music

Globalizing Seoul

The City's Cultural and Urban Change

Author: Jieheerah Yun

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351794884

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

View: 2502

In the decades following the 1997 Asian economic crisis, South Korea sought segyehwa (globalization). Evidence of this is no more evident than in the country’s capital, Seoul, where urban development has been central to making the city a global hub and not just the centre of the national economy. However, recent development projects differ from those of the past in that they no longer focus solely on economic efficiency, but on the deployment of a new urban aesthetics. As Jieheerah Yun reveals in Globalizing Seoul: The City’s Cultural and Urban Change, the pursuit of globalization and the rebranding of Seoul’s image from hard industrial city to soft cultural city have shaped the urban development of the city. Following a brief urban history of Seoul, she focuses on two key themes. In the first, how globalization has contributed to refashioning Korean traditions, she analyzes the policies and actions to preserve Korean folk houses and pre-industrial street layouts, looking in detail at the Bukchon and Insadong areas of the city. Her second theme is an examination of migration and the generation of new minority neighbourhoods amidst the segyehwa policies and the state’s efforts to build a multicultural society. In detailed case studies of the redevelopment of Dongdaemun Market as part of rebranding Seoul as the ‘world design capital’ and of the Itaewon area as both a Special Tourist Zone and a Global Cultural Zone, she shows how multi-ethnic neighbourhoods are threatened by lack of consideration for economic justice and housing provision.
Posted in Architecture

Planung europäischer Hauptstädte

zur Entwicklung des Städtebaues im 19. Jh

Author: Thomas Hall

Publisher: Almqvist & Wiksell International

ISBN: 9789174021653

Category: City planning

Page: 387

View: 8354

Posted in City planning

Urban Tourism in the Developing World

The South African Experience

Author: Christian Myles Rogerson,Gustav Visser

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412840828

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

View: 6056

Over the past decade, the field of urban tourism has consolidated with the appearance of several books that concentrate upon the Western European and North American experience. Recently, the scope and range of urban research has widened considerably, including the welcome appearance of studies that examine the tourism phenomenon in cities outside the Euro-American heartland. Despite this growing international body of debate and scholarship on tourism and cities, particularly in the developed North, literature that relates to the developing world as a whole, and to Africa in particular, remains sparse. The task of Urban Tourism in the Developing World: The South African Experience is to augment the current international scholarship concerning urban tourism in the developing world. More especially, the contributors draw attention to a range of case studies from South Africa that provide some starting points to address the uneven scholarly coverage of urban tourism the African context has received to date. In addition, the research material presented here seeks to contribute toward raising the South African, and indeed the African profile, within growing international scholarship concerning issues of urban tourism and development. This collection aims to expand an emerging South African and African tourism research "voice" concerning the tourism and development nexus, as well as to stem critiques that this body of research appears to have developed in a theoretical vacuum, divorced from broader international tourism research discourses. This collection of essays not only further develops an independent South African tourism perspective, but also presents research that is closely tied to international urban tourism research debates. In addition, this analysis of urban tourism in the South African context enriches the rather Western-oriented theories of urban tourism discourse through its emphasis on how urban tourism is evolving in urban Africa. Christian M. Rogerson is professor of human geography in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Gustav Visser is senior lecturer in human geography in the Department of Geography, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Posted in Social Science

Directors of Urban Change in Asia

Author: Peter J.M. Nas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134267371

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7183

Bringing together a group of international scholars, Directors of Urban Change in Asia examines who the 'directors' for urban change are in an eclectic mix of Asian cities. The books discusses how, in the majority of cases, urban change has come about primarily as the result of visionary leaders, on national, regional and local levels. It also makes clear that the less successful cities have tended to lack such leaders.
Posted in History

Understanding Urban Tourism

Image, Culture and Experience

Author: Martin Selby

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860648014

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 7807

This is the first book to take the major debates and ideas current in the social sciences and apply them to urban tourism.
Posted in Social Science

Tourism in the Middle East

Continuity, Change, and Transformation

Author: Rami Daher

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1845410505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

View: 5001

'Tourism in the Middle East' embodies a multi-discursive approach to the study of tourism in the region, offering not only different perspectives but qualifying local knowledge and realities.
Posted in Business & Economics

Managing Urban Tourism

Author: Stephen Page,Colin Michael Hall

Publisher: Pearson Education


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 389

View: 2763

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.
Posted in Business & Economics