Special Issue "Sustainability in Tourism Activities and the Low-Density and Peripheral Territories"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC); international cooperation; strategic and common planning; spatial planning and territorial governance; regional planning; urban and city planning; landscape architecture; agricultural engineering and land management; environmental impact assessment; sustainable tourism
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Special Issue in Sustainability: Conservation in Peripheral and Ultra-Peripheral Territories
Interests: finance; real options; ecotourism; rural tourism; creative tourism; tourism sustainability
Limited land, water resources, and overexploitation of tourism, among many other factors, make the ultra-peripheral and/or insular territories relevant case studies regarding their governance and their sustainable development. In fact, in the specific case of island regions, tourism regularly assumes itself as one of the main, if not the most important drivers of the regional economy, and therefore, it is critical to analyze this activity behavior based on the new challenges as the example of the desired sustainable development and growth.
Contextually, the present Special Issue (SI) expects to cross and analyze the dynamics and patterns ongoing in these peripheral territories regarding sustainability and the related issues that may have an influence over it. Moreover, recent territorial policies, as well as the phenomenon of massive tourism, among many other actual hot topics, will be crossed and discussed in the present SI.
Thus, the editors encourage the submission of works related to the topics of tourism in peripheral and ultra-peripheral regions, governance strategies and methods, regional planning, among several other topics that could relate the main scope of this Special Issue and consequently provides literature enrichment regarding this particular typology of territories and activities.
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Prof. Dr. Rui Alexandre Castanho
Prof. Dr. Gualter Couto
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- low-density territories
- insular and peripheral regions
- sustainable development
- tourism sustainability