Ambitious projects to modernize European capital cities emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century. The need for urban planning and urban expansion in European cities resulted from industrialization, modernization and economic development that created huge waves of immigration from rural areas into cities. These social and economic changes also laid the infrastructure for the mass tourism that would follow later.
This comprehensive collection investigates the interrelationship between urban planning and tourism consumption in European cities, and its evolvement and transition over time. The authors focus on different cases of urban planning and tourism consumption in a range of European cities – Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Barcelona, Lisbon, Prague, Budapest and Skopje. In addition to being political and cultural capitals, these cities are also places where ordinary people live and work. This book addresses questions and concerns regarding the social and economic carrying capacity of these capital cities due to the growing intensity and volume of tourism.
This book will be of interest to students, researchers and professionals in the fields of urban planning and tourism geography. It was originally published as a special issue of the journal Tourism Geographies.
Table of Contents
1. Urban planning and tourism in European cities Noam Shoval
2. Tourism, nightlife and planning: challenges and opportunities for community liveability in La Barceloneta Jordi Nofre, Emanuele Giordano, Adam Eldridge, João C. Martins & Jorge Sequera
3. Urban food markets in the context of a tourist attraction – La Boqueria market in Barcelona, Spain Darko Dimitrovski & Montserrat Crespi Vallbona
4. ‘Destination’ Berlin revisited. From (new) tourism towards a pentagon of mobility and place consumption Johannes Novy
5. Bottom-up touristification and urban transformations in Paris Tim Freytag & Michael Bauder
6. Hotel development through centralized to liberalized planning procedures: Prague lost in transition Bálint Kádár
7. Tourism marketing and urban politics: cultural planning in a European capital Monika De Frantz
8. Hotel and hostel location in Lisbon: looking for their determinants Susana Cró & António Miguel Martins
9. Non-planning and tourism consumption in Budapest’s inner city Melanie Kay Smith, Tamás Egedy, Adrienne Csizmady, András Jancsik, Gergély Olt & Gábor Michalkó
10. Preserving cultural assets of others: Jewish heritage sites in Macedonian cities Biljana Petrevska, Shaul Krakover & Noga Collins-Kreiner
Noam Shoval is Professor in the Department of Geography and Provost of the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His main research interests are urban geography and planning, urban tourism, and the implementation of advanced tracking technologies in tourism, urban studies and medicine.