Historic cities, architecture and tourism: the threat of globalisation

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Abstract

A keynote address that discussed tourism in historic cities around the following aspects. First, historical attributes as a primary element of urban tourism; second, being part of a wider system of city elements; and third, the opportunity of trails to showcase historic sites and spaces. The address then focused on the relationship between tourism and architecture, where the argument was made that architectural forms are very much part of tourism attraction both in historical and modern. The lecture concluded with some observations between tourism, architecture and globalisation where homogeneity was contrasted with heterogeneity. The argument being made was twofold: 1, the importance of maintaining the aesthetic attributes of places and 2, the avoidance of creating spaces that are all the same.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherSapienza Universitá di Roma
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventInternational Conference on Tourism and Urban Space - Spaienza Universita di Roma, Rome
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Tourism and Urban Space
Period1/01/07 → …

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    Boyd, S. (2007). Historic cities, architecture and tourism: the threat of globalisation. In Unknown Host Publication Sapienza Universitá di Roma.