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TITLE The big picture for sustainable city tourism   picture_en.pdf (3.74 MB)
Document ID LIB103
Document type EC RTD Programmes projects / results
Issue date 14/12/2004
Document reference PICTURE
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Document requested by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Culture


Short description  PICTURE will develop a strategic urban governance framework for the sustainable management of tourism in small and medium-sized European cities. The framework aims to:
· Ensure the conservation and enhancement of historic or popular buildings
· Improve the quality of life for city dwellers
· Assess the effects of tourism on the social, environmental and economic health of cities
· Identify and benchmark existing innovative schemes for the sustainable development of tourism
· Give local authorities and decision-makers the tools to assess tourism’s impact
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Understanding the impact of tourism and maximising the economic advantages it brings are challenging issues facing decision-makers in small and medium-sized European towns. Making the most of cultural tourism can be a way to foster urban revivals, as well as to improve the quality of the city environment and the lives of local people. To achieve good results, careful management is required, practi ...

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