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  • Events in the City

    Using public spaces as event venues

    By Andrew Smith

    Cities are staging more events than ever. Within this macro-trend, there is another less acknowledged trend: more events are being staged in public spaces. Some events have always been staged in parks, streets and squares, but in recent years organisers have tried to bring events out of traditional…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge Advances in Event Research Series

  • Mega-Events and Globalization

    Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order

    Edited by Richard Gruneau, John Horne

    Since the turn of the twenty first century, there has been a trend for urban "mega events" to be awarded to cities and nations in the East and Global South. Such events have been viewed as economic stimulant as well as opportunities to promote national identity, gain greater international…

    Hardback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • The City in the Experience Economy

    Role and Transformation

    Edited by Anne Lorentzen, Carsten Jahn Hansen

    The book develops a new approach to urban development in which leisure, pleasure or experiences are seen as key drivers. History, authenticity, urban qualities, local culture and leisure offerings or a vibrant retail sector are thus assets in local development also outside of the big cities.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27

  • World Tourism Cities

    Developing Tourism Off the Beaten Track

    Edited by Robert Maitland, Peter Newman

    This book presents new research on the capacity of big cities to generate new tourism areas as visitors discover and help create new urban experiences off the beaten track. It examines similarities and differences in these processes in a group of established world cities located in the global…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Making Leisure Work

    Architecture and the Experience Economy

    By Brian Lonsway

    Contemporary architecture of theme-based design is examined in this book, leading to a new understanding of architecture's role in the increasingly diversified consumer environment. It explores the ‘Experience Economy’ to reveal how everyday environments strategically and opportunistically blur our…

    Paperback – 2013-12-12

  • Urban Tourism in China

    Edited by Mimi Li, Wu Bihu

    China has witnessed a dramatic development of tourism in urban context in the past thirty years, especially with its success in hosting the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and the Shanghai World Exposition in 2010. Urban areas as tourism destination are receiving increasingly more popularity than…

    Hardback – 2012-09-27

  • Tourism, Ethnic Diversity and the City

    Edited by Jan Rath

    Tourism, Ethnic Diversity and the City fills a gap in existing research in terms of how immigration relates to urban tourism and investigates the new theoretical insights and challenges for empirical research using informative case studies drawn from several advanced economies in Europe, North…

    Paperback – 2012-06-22
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Eventful Cities

    By Greg Richards, Robert Palmer

    Processes of globalization, economic restructuring and urban redevelopment have placed events at the centre of strategies for change in cities. Events offer the potential to achieve economic, social, cultural and environmental outcomes within broader urban development strategies. This volume:…

    Paperback – 2010-04-23

  • The Global Architect

    Firms, Fame and Urban Form

    By Donald McNeill

    The Global Architect explores the increasing significance of globalization processes on urban change, architectural practice and the built environment. In what is primarily a critical sociological overview of the current global architectural industry, Donald McNeill covers the "star system" of…

    Paperback – 2008-08-05
    Cultural Spaces

  • City Spaces - Tourist Places

    By Bruce Hayllar, Tony Griffin, Deborah Edwards

    Over the last decade, commentaries and research on urban tourism precincts have predominantly focused on: their role in the tourism attractions mix; their physical and functional forms; their economic significance; their role as a catalyst for urban renewal; their evolution and associated…

    Paperback – 2008-03-11

  • Art of the Brooklyn Bridge

    A Visual History

    By Richard Haw

    The Brooklyn Bridge is a pre-eminent global icon. It is the world’s most famous and beloved bridge, a "must-see" tourist hotspot, and a vital fact of New York life. For almost a hundred and forty years it has inspired artists of all descriptions, fueling a constant stream of paintings,…

    Hardback – 2008-02-25

  • Tourism Marketing for Cities and Towns

    By Bonita Kolb

    Tourism Marketing for Cities and Towns provides thorough and succinct coverage of marketing theory specific to the tourism industry. It focuses on developing the branded destination with special emphasis on promotional planning. In addition, it contains numerous international examples, discussion…

    Paperback – 2006-03-13

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