This seminar will be held in English.
The role of Tourism in Smart Cities: a multi-method study on Smart Development Patterns in City Destinations.
The smart paradigm has been considered to address the crucial challenges of urban environments, from pollution to an ever-growing population to the worsening of the quality of life. However, tourism and its impact on city services and resources remains critically undermanaged leading to phenomena such as overtourism, conflictive relationships between tourists and residents, an unsustainable management of city resources.
While tourism literature advocates for state-of-the-art technologies as a tool to support sustainable tourism within a community, evidences suggest that the focus of research and practitioners remains on the enhancement of the tourist experience largely neglecting the management of destination resources or its impact on host communities. With this in mind, this research aims at studying how Smart Cities are integrating tourism in sustainable urban strategies through a multi-method study of multiple City Destinations.
PhD Candidate Stefania D. Escobar, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), Faculty of Economics and Management.
Centre for Tourism and Leisure Research, CeTLeR
CeTLeR at Dalarna University is the collaborative centre of excellence that works with regional businesses and the tourism industry to increase knowledge and understanding so as to meet industry needs while developing its potential.