Rates the 379 metropolitan areas in the United States according to nine factors such as housing, transportation, health care, and recreation, to aid people in deciding where and if to relocate to a new city.
The success of Global Tourism has led to this fully revised and updated second edition which retains all the strengths of the original book and is enhanced by the inclusion of five new chapters - * The effects of tourism on societies past and present *Selecting policy instruments for sustainable developments *Alternative tourism: a comparative analysis of meaning and impact *Aid, government and tourism studies in less developed countries *Why destination preservation makes economic sense Using the perspective and expertise of 33 leading educators and practitioners, Global Tourism chronicles the effect of tourism on contemporary society. Global Tourism explores the critical issues facing those involved in the tourism domain. It discusses: · The philosophical and directional difficulties facing the tourism industry · The importance of social issues and ills in current and future tourism practice · .The sustainable development issues of tourism Those individuals dealing with travel and tourism planning, marketing and management at local, regional and national levels will find this book invaluable. All those involved in education in leisure, recreation, hospitality and travel, and students of tourism will benefit from reading this title. William Theobald is Professor and Chairman of both the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme in Travel and Tourism and the Leisure Studies Division at Purdue University, USA where he teaches recreation and tourism management.
The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent writings by Waldheim, Koolhaas, and Sorkin. Following the widespread success of the first edition of The Urban Design Reader, this updated edition continues to provide the most important historical material of the urban design field, but also introduces new topics and selections that address the myriad challenges facing designers today. The six part structure of the second edition guides the reader through the history, theory and practice of urban design. The reader is initially introduced to those classic writings that provide the historical precedents for city-making into the twentieth century. Part Two introduces the voices and ideas that were instrumental in establishing the foundations of the urban design field from the late 1950s up to the mid-1990s. These authors present a critical reading of the design professions and offer an alternative urban design agenda focused on vital and lively places. The authors in Part Three provide a range of urban design rationales and strategies for reinforcing local physical identity and the creation of memorable places. These selections are largely describing the outcomes of mid-century urban design and voicing concerns over the placeless quality of contemporary urbanism. The fourth part of the Reader explores key issues in urban design and development. Ideas about sprawl, density, community health, public space and everyday life are the primary focus here. Several new selections in this part of the book also highlight important international development trends in the Middle East and China. Part Five presents environmental challenges faced by the built environment professions today, including recent material on landscape urbanism, sustainability, and urban resiliency. The final part examines professional practice and current debates in the field: where urban designers work, what they do, their roles, their fields of knowledge and their educational development. The section concludes with several position pieces and debates on the future of urban design practice. This book provides an essential resource for students and practitioners of urban design, drawing together important but widely dispersed writings. Part and section introductions are provided to assist readers in understanding the context of the material, summary messages, impacts of the writing, and how they fit into the larger picture of the urban design field.
This textbook presents a compendium of important issues that were discussed at the 2nd International Cruise Conference in Plymouth (UK) between the 18th and 20th February 2010. The focus of the conference was to consider emerging issues, problems and solutions for the cruise industry at a time when trading conditions were perceived to be highly volatile.
This volume continues the tradition established by Nash in The Study of Tourism Anthropological and Sociological Beginnings (2005) previously published in this series. A significant number of the founding scholars whose work has defined and provided a platform for psychology and marketing studies in tourism contribute their reflective accounts on their initial work. They also locate the initial work they conducted within the milieu in which it was created and link the early work to contemporary concerns both of their own undertaking and more broadly. This is the only publication to collate views on the development of tourism study by all these historically important tourism scholars and provides a unique insight into how the context in which tourism scholars' work influences the studies they undertake. From the renowned Tourism Social Science Series it systematically and cumulatively contributes to the formation, embodiment, and advancement of knowledge in the field of tourism. A valuable piece of tourism literature for all in the areas of advanced marketing and applied psychology, philosophy of education, social science analysis, tourism marketing research and management.