City Spaces - Tourist Places
Urban Tourism Precincts
- Bruce Hayllar, Head of School of Leisure, Sport & Tourism, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
- Tony Griffin, Senior Lecturer at the School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism at the University of Technology, Sydney.
- Deborah Edwards, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Leisure, Sport & Tourism, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
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 development processes; and, perhaps more broadly, their role, locality and function within the context of urban planning. City Spaces â Tourist Places both consolidates and develops the extant knowledge of urban tourism precincts into a coherent research driven contemporary work. It revisits and examines the foundational literature but, more importantly, engages with aspects of precinct development that have previously been either underdeveloped or received only limited consideration, such as the psychological and socio-cultural dimensions of the precinct experience. Written by an international team of contributors it provides the reader with:* A comprehensive analysis of foundational theory and cutting-edge advances in the knowledge of the precinct phenomenon * An examination of previously underdeveloped topics and themes based on contemporary and ground-breaking research * Typological and theoretical frameworks in which to locate precinct form, function and experienceBrilliantly edited to ensure theoretical continuity and coherence City Spaces â Tourist Places is vital reading for anyone involved in the study or planning of urban tourism precincts.
Level 3 undergraduate and post-graduate students, researchers and practitioners on tourism management, urban tourism, urban design, urban planning and urban studies courses. Also of interest to those on tourism planning courses (an almost universal module on all tourism courses).