Proceed with Care Conference – Living with Tourism Just One Week Away

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For the first time in Croatia, the international scientific and expert conference “Proceed with Care – Living with Tourism” will take place, organised by the National Association for Interdisciplinary Activities in the Field of Heritage and Tourism. The conference will be held under the auspices of Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Croatian Commission for UNESCO, and the Ministry of Tourism, and in the partnership with the Town of Šibenik, the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Krka National Park. The Proceeding with Care – Living with Tourism conference is to become an annual gathering of international experts, relevant authors and researchers, and at the same time position Croatia as the initiator in the field of the preservation of material and non-material heritage.

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The first edition of the conference will take place at the Croatian National Theatre in Šibenik from 2 to 5 May, and world-renowned experts will discuss the growing conflict between excess tourism and the protection of the cultural environment, historic cities, monuments and sites, especially those listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Top international experts in the field of cultural heritage conservation will share their knowledge and experience.

The conference aims to inform the representatives of all institutions that make executive decisions on the preservation of spatial and cultural resources, as well as on the development and implementation of sustainable development, from state to local administration levels, from local communities to entrepreneurs in culture and tourism. The main idea of the Proceed with Care conference is “Coexistence with Tourism”, and some of the main topics of the conference will be:

Yonca Erkan – „Inclusiveness for Sustainability: Multiplicities for Cultural Tourism“
Mar Santamaria – „Measuring Tourist Impact in Cities: Empowering Local Communities with Bigdata“
Dejan Verčič – „A Supermodern Tourist Paradox: Turning Heritage Sites into Non-places“
Xavi Llobert – „Decentralization and Tourism _ Recovery of the Infant’s Channel“
Juan Manuel Corso Sarmiento – „Great Complexity Heritage Surveys“
Dimitri Ioannides – „Is Over-tourism the Final Straw? / A Long Tale of Lessons not Heeded“
Ludwig Thorsten – „Europe’s Future in our Hands“
Relja Ferušić/Carles Sala – „Productive Tourism: The Role of Architecture to Promote an Active and Productive Tourism“

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The Proceed with Care conference aims to bring together researchers and experts from around the world to find solutions for sustainable tourism growth of the world’s tourism capitals through shared awareness, knowledge and experience. The conference will present the latest academic and scientific research, field research, strategies, techniques and tools. In addition to keynote speaker presentations, all participants will be able to attend various panels and lectures by local and international authors of scientific papers dealing with the main topic of the Living with Tourism conference.

Find out more about the conference programme and how to register here.

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