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"Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy" by Costas Spirou

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"Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy" by  Costas Spirou

"Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy" by Costas Spirou
The Metropolis and Modern Life
Routledge, Taylor & Francis | 2011 | ISBN: 0203835808 041580163X 9780415801638 9780203835807 9780415801621 | 280 pages | PDF | 5 MB

This book provides both a sociological / cultural analysis of change that has taken place in many of the world's cities. This focused treatment of urban tourism examines the implications of these changes for urban management and planning sense, for success and failure in metropolitan change.

The book serves as an excellent introduction for students unacquainted with the ways in which tourism has been reshaping the urban built environment and influencing the character of neighborhoods

Uniquely suited for teaching purposes, Costas Spirou integrates numerous case studies of cities to illuminate the significant impact and promise of tourism on urban image and economic development.

Contents
Series Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Changing Cities and the Commodification of Leisure
2 Globalization, Urban Competition, and Tourism
3 Tourism Policies and Urban Growth
4 The Infrastructure and Finance of Urban Tourism
5 Urban Tourism, Amenities, and Human Capital
6 Residential Development and the New Face of Downtowns
7 Implications and Debates
Notes
Index
with TOC BookMarkLinks