Urban industrial tourism: Cultural sustainability as a tool for confronting overtourism—cases of Madrid, Brussels, and Copenhagen
EntityUAM. Departamento de Geografía
PublisherMDPI, Basel, Switzerland
10.3390/su13094694Sustainability 13.9 (2021): 4694
Funded byThis research forms part of a competitive project “Culture and Territory in Spain: Processes and Impacts in Small and Medium-Sized Cities” (Ref CSO2017-83603-C2-2-R), financed by the State Research Program “Development and Innovation Oriented to the Challenges of Society” of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, within the framework of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation, 2013–2016
ProjectGobierno de España. CSO2017-83603-C2-2-R
SubjectsCultural resources; Industrial heritage; Industrial tourism; New urban spaces; Overtourism; Sustainability; Geografía
Rights© 2021 The authors
Esta obra está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons Atribución 4.0 Internacional.
The chief objective of this research was to analyze how the industrial heritage of three European capitals—Madrid, Brussels, and Copenhagen—has been integrated into the dynamics of their urban tourism, thereby generating new resources and cultural spaces. In regards to the latter point, this study poses the working hypothesis that industrial heritage can function as a tool for cultural sustainability, which allows for deconcentration away from historic city centers subjected to significant overtourism. To verify this hypothesis, a methodology has been designed based on the selection of specific indicators and the creation of maps, taking as reference data from the Tripad-visor travel portal. The results obtained are truly encouraging, and it would be interesting to expand this study by incorporating new case studies to allow us to discern additional patterns of behavior around urban industrial tourism.
Google Scholar:Hidalgo‐Giralt, Carmen - Palacios García, Antonio Jesús - Barrado Timón, Diego Antonio - Rodríguez‐Esteban, José Antonio
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