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Land Use Planning and the Road to Thoughtful Response to Climate Change

More frequent and powerful storms and record-setting temperatures have brought climate change concerns to higher prominence in recent years. As international initiatives like the Paris Climate Accord suggest, climate change is a global issue, requiring proportionately large-scale action to address it. Given the global scale of the problem, as well as the surplus of responses…

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Environmental Resilience for a Better Community and a Better Tourism Product

Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, Irma and the wildfire outbreaks in California are only the most recent reminders of the fragility of community well-being when disaster strikes. When that community’s economy depends on its local tourism product, the potential for long-term damage increases. These disasters highlight the importance of a policy and planning approach that considers the…

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Inspiring Community Engagement to Ensure a Sustainable Local Tourism Product

In an earlier article, I explored the various types of sustainable tourism, and the potential benefits destination communities stand to gain from ecotourism and cultural tourism over the more common mass tourism product. Sustainable tourism prioritizes community well being and heightens community involvement in its delivery. Vital to its success, however, is an engaged local…

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