Who we are
The international network “Designing Heritage Tourism Landscapes” is participated by 16 schools of architecture which have decided to co-conduct an educational and research program on the topic of landscape and heritage tourism.
The network aims at:
> broadening the cultural and educational exchanges between the participating schools, already tested in previous experiences
> promoting the discussion between different scientific disciplines which are interested in the topic of architectural and landscape heritage and its touristic use
> starting to experiment forms of cooperation in the fields of scientific research and intensive teaching about this general theme and the specific character that it assumes in any different context
It is known that tourism is one of the most valuable assets of the world economy, and the third largest European socio-economic sector of activity. Heritage tourism, in particular, unlike other forms of tourism, tends to grow even in times of economic recession. However, despite the importance of such data and although some sectors of social, geographic, and economic sciences have been focusing on tourism for decades, the architectural studies that fully address this phenomenon are still relatively few.
Ultimately, the network aims at coping with the study of interrelations between heritage tourism and architectural design at different scales.
The Designing Heritage Tourism Landscapes network in numbers
> 17 universities participating in the network
> 06 international research seminars promoted by the network
> 09 international design workshops promoted by the network
> 01 international conference promoted by the network
> 61 professors regularly cooperate with the network
> 98 guest-experts participated in various capacities in the network’s activities
> 60 tutors participated in the international design workshops
> 313 students participated in the international design workshops
> 38 institutions involved in various capacities in the network’s activities