Escaping The Traps Of Tourism

A team from the University of Cincinnati helps the Mediterranean island of Crete tackle the ill-effects of tourism.
May 22, 2003, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The UC-Crete connection has been a long-term one, stretching back to 1999 when university researchers first mobilized to help preserve a threatened environment and culture from the millions of tourists who annually flock to this beach-and-mountain paradise. University planners, architects, biologists and others returned in 2000 when they made concrete proposals to stem choking traffic congestion, pollution that is rapidly degrading coastal areas, shortages of potable water, loss of economic and environmental diversity, and dilution of native traditions and cultures – all while preserving the business boost that tourism brings."

Thanks to Mary Reilly

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Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 in University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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