Enhancing the City: New Perspectives for Tourism and Leisure by Giovanni Maciocco, Silvia Serreli

By Giovanni Maciocco, Silvia Serreli

Departing from a survey at the post-modern landscapes of tourism, this publication explores the ameliorations the town has gone through and how it has turn into a simulacrum provided to travelers, spectacularised with the purpose of accelerating its means for charm. The reviews handled within the papers of authors belonging to assorted disciplinary fields, emphasise the city’s trends to create "stage-set contexts" of the non-public kind, be it ancient quarters, subject parks or hypermarkets. matters like aestheticisation, thematisation and genericity are handled, conceptual different types that spotlight the susceptible resistance towns post opposed to the principles of the rest and, extra typically conversing, the patron economy.

The e-book inquires into the means of the city and territorial venture to build a point of view for a public measurement of house. this can be associated with moral motion of the undertaking concerning an lively dating with locations and a potential to appreciate the dynamics of alternative city populations. during this feel means for innovation and creativity can give a contribution to reworking "islands" of rest into locations of the town and shoppers into citizens.

Giovanni MACIOCCO bought a level in Engineering on the collage of Pisa and in structure on the collage of Florence. he's complete Professor of city and neighborhood making plans, Director of the dept of structure and making plans and Dean of the college of structure of the collage of Sassari. His works contain: Les lieux de l'eau et de los angeles terre, (Lybra Immagine, 1998); Wastelands (Dedalo, 2000); Il progetto ambientale nelle aree di bordo, with Pittaluga P. (FrancoAngeli, 2006), primary developments in urban improvement (Springer, 2008), city panorama views (Ed.) (Springer, 2008), The Territorial way forward for town (Ed.) (Springer, 2008), humans and house. New different types of interplay in urban undertaking (Springer, 2009); Il potenziale urbano dei territori esterni with Sanna G. and Serreli S. (Eds.) (FrancoAngeli, 2009).

Silvia SERRELI is a Researcher on the town and nearby making plans on the school of structure collage of Sassari. She has a Ph.D. in "Urban making plans method" from "La Sapienza" collage of Rome and a level in Civil Engineering from the collage of Cagliari. Her works contain: Le dimensioni plurali della citt� ambientale. Prospettive di integrazione ambientale nel progetto del territorio (FrancoAngeli, 2004), city panorama and an ecology of creativity, in Maciocco G. (Ed.) city panorama views (Springer, 2008), Derelict locations as "alternative" territories of the town, in Maciocco G. (Ed.) The Territorial way forward for the town (Springer, 2008), Il potenziale urbano dei territori esterni with Maciocco G. and Sanna G. (Eds.) (FrancoAngeli, 2009).

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In this sense, these services have followed the social services model, highlighted by the creation of professional associations to advance the cause of the profession, associations which also have the role of the voluntary sector emerge as an instrument of leisure management policy. Henry (1994) throws light in his book, which sketches a number of case studies in western Europe, on the absence of well-developed conceptual patterns to understand leisure policy. From this point of view, while the book does a good job of analysing the past, there are doubts as to how it is possible to develop a conceptual pattern that will help us to foresee the future.

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This constitutes great change with respect to a recent past when places of entertainment were more detached from the contemporary public sphere, such as the large entertainment centres like Disneyland. In cities, various processes of gentrification have occurred: old industrial zones have become centres of the new nightlife, infrastructures for a new, well-to-do urban class in search of pleasure and entertainment (Zukin 1992, 1995). The multinational corporations of the media world and entertainment are the planners of these new “urban landscapes” (Hollands and Chatterton 2003), characterised to such an extent by branding that they have generated the neologism “brandscapes” instead of “landscapes” (Hart 1998).

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