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Overtourism dystopias and socialist utopias: Towards an urban armature for dubrovnik

Panayiotopoulos, A and Pisano, C (2019) Overtourism dystopias and socialist utopias: Towards an urban armature for dubrovnik. Tourism Planning and Development, 16 (4). pp. 393-410. ISSN 2156-8316

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Abstract

The recent discourse on overtourism and anti-tourist attitudes has opened up the space to reimagine tourism development and planning. Employing an interdisciplinary approach we combined research by design methodology and rapid ethnography in order to problematise Dubrovnik’s overtourism. The research turned for inspiration to the ex-Yugoslavian resorts and integrated planning. The paper advocates a praxical, socially informed and environmentally aware perspective and proposes interventions that offer the potential of practical applications in Dubrovnik’s urban planning. Focusing on the need for connectivity and continuity the interventions address issues of segregation and marginalisation of local groups, such as students and seasonal workers. Inspired by the utopian ideals of socialist resorts, the research developed an urban armature that aims to connect the different parts of the old and modern city, reclaim tourist spaces for locals, and create open spaces in local areas.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis inTourism Planning and Development on 24/1/2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/21568316.2019.1569123.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1506 Tourism
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G149 Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > G154.9 Travel and state. Tourism
Divisions: Business & Management (new Sep 19)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2021 11:57
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 10:45
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/21568316.2019.1569123
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14479

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