Professorial Lecture “Stories of tourism planning and policy practice”

Dianne Dredge (Oplægsholder)

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragForedrag og præsentationer i privat eller offentlig virksomhed


In the 1980s it seemed as if tourism would pave city streets and rural towns with gold. In developed economies, tourism promised employment, economic diversification and hope to regions being marginalized by processes of de-industrialization and agricultural restructuring. Similarly, in emerging economies, tourism was increasingly positioned as a tool to attract foreign exchange earnings, to alleviate poverty and reduce dependence on aid. But three decades on, it has become clear that, while tourism is not a panacea to solve all these problems, it does offer exciting possibilities for valuing people and places. In this presentation I draw from 25 years of experience working in and researching diverse developed and emerging economies as an urban and environmental planner specializing in tourism. During this time I have been charged with guiding and managing environmental assessment and development processes; designing and nurturing spaces of policy dialogue; creating and implementing diverse tourism futuring activities; and caring for local communities confronting the power and knowledge asymmetries of global tourism. Drawing from stories of practice, in this presentation I reflect upon intersectoral, temporal and spatial characteristics of tourism policy and planning knowledge; I explore liminal boundaries of understanding; and I identify the major policy challenges ahead for tourism policy and planning. In doing so, I invite scholars and practitioners to engage in a stronger and more robust policy and planning research agenda for the future.
Periode23 sep. 2015
PlaceringKøbenhavn, Danmark