Culture, Sustainability, and Place: Innovative Approaches for Tourism Development

Culture, Sustainability, and Place:
Innovative Approaches for Tourism Development

11 to 13 October 2017
Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal



The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In this context, this conference will explore the place and roles of culture within sustainable tourism and local sustainable development.

The conference follows from transdisciplinary work on investigating cultural sustainability across Europe and other international efforts to highlight and understand the roles of culture in sustainable development, and to develop and strengthen our cultural bridges to nature.

It aims to bring together artists working with ecological and sustainability issues, cultural heritage and cultural sustainability researchers, local development actors, and tourism practitioners. It will shine a spotlight on issues and approaches to operationalize the inclusion of culture in sustainable tourism for local and regional development, within a co-learning interdisciplinary context.

I will be presenting two different works at this conference:
  1. Sustainable tourism as co-creation; dialogue about cultural identity and local development. Astrid Frischknecht and Celiane Camargo Borges.
  2. Sustainable Tourism for Social Development in the Amazonas: an educational experience between Brazil and the Netherlands. Celiane Camargo-Borges

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