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Critical Tourism Studies 7, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 25.-29.06.2017
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CRITICAL TOURISM STUDIES

Critical Tourism Studies 7 ● June 25–29, 2017 ● Palma de Mallorca, Spain

 

UNDERSTAND TOURISM – CHANGE TOURISM

UNDERSTAND OURSELVES – CHANGE OURSELVES

 

Call for Contributions

Welcome to a critical and hopeful dialogue about contexts, moralities, knowledges, the world, and the self.  We invite contributions ranging from the traditionally intellectual to the innovative, artistic, and experiential.  We welcome any submissions that fit under the broad umbrella of critical tourism studies and especially encourage submissions relating to the following themes:

 

 

Critical Explorations of Systems and Moments

·         WALLS, WIRES, AND FAST TRACKS: THE MOBILITIES OF SOME AND THE IMMOBILITIES OF OTHERS

·         RELATIONBITS: EXPLORING HUMAN-MACHINE INTERACTIONS AND DIGITAL WORLDS, COMMUNITIES, AND CULTURES

·         SHAKES AND SHOCKS: PLOITICALLY-LOADED CRISES AND REACTIONS IN TOURISM PLACES

·         ECOLOGIES OF CARE: LIVING RELATIONALLY WITH OTHERS AND WITH OUR PLANET



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Conference on Religious Heritage and Tourism, Utrecht, NL, 05.-07.10.2016
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Conference on Religious Heritage and Tourism:

How to increase religious heritage tourism in a changing society

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will be jointly organizing with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands a conference on Religious Heritage and Tourism: “How to increase religious heritage tourism in a changing society, which will be held on 5 - 7 October 2016, in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Religious heritage tourism is today an international phenomenon, involving thousands of people of different nationalities from around the world. The Conference will discuss how religious heritage sites enrich the attractiveness of destinations and how they drive international tourism and economic growth. This high-level event will bring together Ministers, high-level officials of tourism administrations, heritage institutions and key representatives of the academia and private sector.

The two-day seminar will focus on :

- How can we further develop the social and economic impact of religious heritage tourism?

- How can we further develop religious heritage sites as tourist destinations?

- From which good practices can we learn to bring religious heritage tourism forward?


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Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities
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Report of the German Advisory Council on Global Change

Humanity on the move:

Unlocking the transformative power of cities

German Advisory Council on Global Change

 The momentum of urbanization and its impacts are so massive that we must face up to this trend. In view of the existing cognitive, technical, economic and institutional path dependencies, a policy of business as usual – i.e. an unstructured, quasi-automatic urbanization – would lead to a non-sustainable ‘world cities society’. Only if cities and urban societies are sufficiently empowered can they make use of the opportunities for sustainability and successfully follow the urban transformation pathways. The success or failure of the Great Transformation will be decided in the cities. The WBGU discusses the relevant conditions for the success of this transformation in this report.

Commissioned Expert's Studies

  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Bieber and Peter Bihr – Digitalisierung und die Smart City. Ressource und Barriere transformativer Urbanisierung download as pdf (772 KB)
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Coy and Dr. Tobias Töpfer – São Paulo: Aktuelle Entwicklungstrends und Möglichkeiten der Transformation zur Nachhaltigkeit download as pdf (1.1 MB)
  • PD Dr. Daniel Schiller – Informalität in urbanen Ökonomien download as pdf (585 KB)
  • Prof. Dr. habil. Guido Spars and Dr. Roland Busch – Auswirkungen der Internationalisierung der Immobilienwirtschaft auf Wohnungsmärkte und Stadtentwicklung weltweit download as pdf (2 MB)
  • Peter Taylor, FBA, AcSS – The Role of Cities in the Process of Economic Globalization download as pdf (730 KB)
 
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