Tourism

December 30, 2011, 2pm PST
Your probably heard of ecotourism -- responsible tourism to natural areas. Apocalypse tourism celebrates the the end of the world on December 21, 2012, and Mexico's tourism board has the event locked up.
CNN
December 14, 2011, 8am PST
Chuck Wolfe admires the creative thinking which has reinvented the dramatic setting between two Italian hill towns.
The Atlantic Cities
November 7, 2011, 10am PST
Witold Rybczynski crams a lot of insight into a very brief blog post on the issues of "playground cities" such as New Orleans that attract tourists and are flooded with vacation homes.
Witold Rybczynski's blog
September 1, 2011, 1pm PDT
The "Borscht Belt", a once-thriving vacation getaway in upstate New York, has entered a serious decline. Legalizing gambling in the region is being discussed as a cure-all to revitalize the Catskills, but Citiography thinks its too late.
Citiography
August 30, 2011, 7am PDT
Two separate developments are planning to bring supertall "observation wheels" to Las Vegas in an effort to bring tourists to the city as it struggles through the recession.
MSNBC
April 8, 2011, 6am PDT
The city of Venice, Italy, is a complex, historic, watery, tourist-filled place. This video explains how the city works.
Open Culture
March 12, 2011, 5am PST
As a Berlin neighborhood gains favor among foreign tourists, locals are fighting to preserve their community's charm and identity.
Der Spiegel
March 3, 2011, 6am PST
As floods increase and the tourist-focus of the city pervades, Venice, Italy is losing much of its charm -- and its native population.
Der Spiegel
December 27, 2010, 10am PST
A new Independence Mall stands in the historic heart of Philadelphia, a decade after the old mall's demolition. According to <em>The Inquirer's</em> Inga Saffron, the new space has been a major boon for tourists but has alienated many city residents.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 17, 2010, 6am PST
An entrepreneur in a declining industrial city takes visitors on an 'Urban Safari.'
The Wall Street Journal
December 5, 2010, 7am PST
Having brought the Staples Center, L.A. Live, and a convention center hotel complex to the South Park neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles, Tim Leiweke, is now pitching an NFL stadium that will double as an addendum to the convention center.
The Planning Report
November 3, 2010, 8am PDT
Officials in Cambodia are hoping to capitalize on tourists' interest in the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge regime with a proposed theme park.
The Atlantic
September 18, 2010, 5am PDT
Tourists can get a close-up look at the transformation of a formerly depressed part of East London into what will be the site of one of the world's largest spectacles when it hosts the 2012 Olympics.
The New York Times
July 30, 2010, 12pm PDT
The Chicago Tribune interviews Josh Squire, the entrepreneur responsible for Chicago's bike sharing pilot program.
Chicago Tribune
July 10, 2010, 9am PDT
Designer Nick Talbot, who worked on Virgin Galactic projects, is proposing a floating hotel he's calling "Aircruise" which would take a leisurely 37 hour journey between London and New York.
The Brisbane Times
June 25, 2010, 12pm PDT
The 'Twilight' series of books and movies has created a tourism industry in the small town of Forks, Washington, population 3,120.
USA Today
June 19, 2010, 9am PDT
Eric Fischer uses Flickr geodata to visualize where photos are taken in cities, and by whom. The result is a colorful divide between tourists and locals in a variety of cities around the world.
The Map Room
May 8, 2010, 1pm PDT
Japan is struggling to lure tourists, which is causing officials there to rethink how they market their cities and what sorts of attractions they should be offering.
The New York Times
April 23, 2010, 11am PDT
The Wall St. Journal reports on a growing trend for wineries to set up show in cities, trucking their grapes to warehouse "cellars" to be closer to the people.
The Wall St. Journal
March 24, 2010, 7am PDT
California City is a city in the desert that never came to be. But much of its skeleton remains. A recent tour explored the ghost of this unbuilt city.
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