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Cultural Tourism and Sustainable Local Development

Edited By: Luigi Fusco Girard and Peter Nijkamp

338 pages, includes 25 tables & 10 figures


Hardback | Feb 2009 | #179948 | ISBN-13: 9780754673910
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With the exponential rise in leisure mobility, tourism has increasingly become of great economic significance. Cultural heritage, such as museums, churches, historical landscapes, urban parks, and exhibitions attract many visitors and countries, regions and cities which house such historico-cultural amenities have seen increasingly large waves of tourists.

While an avalanche of tourists has a positive impact on the local economy, such modern mass tourism also brings about negative externalities such as congestion, decline in quality of life, low access to cultural amenities and loss of local identity; to the extent that the sustainability conditions of a locality might be endangered. This tourism dilemma is particularly pronounced in cities with a rich cultural past, such as Venice, Naples and Amsterdam.

Bringing together an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars from North America and Europe, this book examines these issues and puts forward innovative methodologies and best case practice for future cultural conservation policies.


Editorial preface; Narrow escapes: pathways to sustainable local cultural tourism, Luigi Fusco Girard and Peter Nijkamp.; Part A Tourism Development as a Sustainable Strategy: Tourism, heritage and cultural sustainability: 3 'golden rules', David Throsby; Tourism and development: towards sustainable outcomes, Geoffrey Wall; Sustainable development and tourism: opportunities and threats to cultural heritage from tourism, Harry Coccossis; Valuing urban cultural heritage, Patrizia Riganti and Peter Nijkamp.; Part B Policies on Sustainable Tourism and Cultural resources: Towards an operational framework for tourism policy and planning, Christian Ost; From best practices to best policies for sustainable tourism: tools, approaches and strategies, Guiliana Di Fiore; Cultural heritage, sustainable tourism and economic development: a framework for Southern Italy, Antonio Saturnino; Sustainable tourism, renewable energy and transportation, Maria Giaoutzi, Christos Dionelis and Anastasia Stratigea.; Part C Case Studies: Local government and networking trends supporting sustainable tourism: some empirical evidence, Francesco Polese; Cultural tourism, sustainability and regional development: experiences from Romania, Daniela Constantin and Constantin Mitrut; Tourism sustainability and economic efficiency: a statistical analysis of regional competition, Francesca Cracolici, Miranda Cuffaro and Peter Nijkamp; Valorisation strategies for archaeological sites and settings of environmental value: lessons from the Adriatic coast, Donatella Cialdea; Utility and visitor preferences for attributes of art galleries, Ken Willis and Naomi Kinghorn.; Part D New Departures for Evaluation: Tourism, cultural heritage and strategic evaluations: towards integrated approaches, Luigi Fusco Girard and Francesca Torrieri; New multicriteria decision support system for tourism planning: recovering roadmen's houses in Sardinia, Andrea De Montis; From cultural tourism to cultural e-tourism: issues and challenges to economic valuation in the information era, Patrizia Riganti; Evaluating price effects of historic preservation policies: landmark preservation in Chicago, 1990-1999, Douglas Noonan; Culture, tourism and the locality: ways forward, Luigi Fusco Girard and Peter Nijkamp; Index.

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Luigi Fusco Girard is Professor of Conservation of Cultural and Environment Heritage at the University of Naples Federico 2, Italy and Peter Nijkamp is Professor of Spatial Economics at the Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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