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Tourism, Heritage and Development

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Scientic Supervisor / Contact Person

Name and Surname
María García

Localization & Research Area

Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Geography and History
Human Geography
Research Area
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

MSCA & ERC experience

Research group / research team hosted any MSCA fellow?
Research group / research team have any ERC beneficiaries?

Research Team & Research Topic

Research Team / Research Group Name (if any)
Tourism, Heritage and Development
Website of the Research team / Research Group / Department
Brief description of the Research Team / Research Group / Department
"Tourism, Heritage and Development " is one of the lines of investigation of the department of Human Geography (Complutense University of Madrid). We try to analyze and to explain the relations and interdependences between tourism, heritage and development, with geographical approach, with priority attention to destinations and patrimonial geographical areas (cultural, natural or landscape). We work also to reveal and clarifying the paper of the tourism, positive or negative, on the new processes of urban change and territorial development.
Research lines / projects proposed
The dimension and tourist function of heritage attrations.
The role of tourism in the implementation of the cultural heritage and in the dynamics of territorial development.
The dynamic and functional change of the historical centres and heritage areas of the cities and territories.
Tourist regions of dominant heritage.
Problems of tourist carrying capacity and management of tourist flows.
Planning issues and management of heritage sites (special concern for the Sites in the World Heritage List from UNESCO).

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Professional Experience & Documents
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- Letter of motivation.

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