Cultural Sustainability, Tourism and Development considers how tourism provides a lens to examine issues of cultural sustainability and change. It discusses how cultural and natural assets, artistic interventions, place identity, policy strategies, and community well-being are intertwined in (re)articulations of place and local dynamics that occur in tourist locations.

With a primary focus on culture in sustainable development, the book clarifies connections between culture as a core dimension of local sustainability and cultural dimensions of sustainable tourism. It highlights the roles and place of cultural expression, artistic activity, and heritage resources in local or regional sustainable development contexts. Chapters critically examine the dimensions of tourism-invoked dynamics of change and the cultural impacts of tourism-related activities. The book concludes with proposals for new culture-informed and creativity-based approaches, mediations, and relations to encourage a better balance between visitors and residents’ quality of life and the broader sustainability of the area. Interdisciplinary and international in scope, contributions reflect on communities and rural areas located in Brazil, Canada, Croatia, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and the United States.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of cultural development and policy, heritage studies, cultural tourism and sustainable tourism, cultural geography, and regional development.

chapter 1|18 pages

Cultural sustainability, tourism, and development

Articulating connections

part I|30 pages

Relational modes of tourism and culture-informed placemaking dynamics

part II|36 pages

Artistic interventions for regional revitalization

part III|59 pages

Leveraging culture-based tourism for local development

chapter 6|23 pages

Small growth

Cultural heritage and co-placemaking in Canada’s post-resource communities

chapter 7|18 pages

Positive and negative effects of cultural tourism development

Changes and dynamics in the Polish region of Podlasie

chapter 8|16 pages

Engaging culture and tourism under international hallmark programmes

Local perspectives and trajectories

part IV|50 pages

Generative approaches to cultural stewardship and tourism

chapter 9|12 pages

Casa Grande Foundation

Local tourism and social value – the impact beyond counting

part V|18 pages

Closing remarks

chapter 12|16 pages

(Re)articulating culture, tourism, community, and place

Closing remarks