The main aspiration of this doctoral thesis is to analyze the settlement patterns and residential segregation of the foreign nationality population of the three main tourist centers in central Costa Daurada, (Salou, Cambrils and La Pineda).Specifically, it’s pretends to study these three nucleus, characterized by a significant presence of tourist accommodation, (with a high second home rate), also produces a location pattern and a foreign population concentration that demonstrates processes of spatial segregation.You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.
It will therefore examine the interweaving of tourist mobilities (human and non-human) with the space and community of Barcelona, paying specific attention to the social relations engendered around the practice of tourism. It detects tourists’ profiles according to their spatial-temporal behaviour, as well as it analyses the role of local and global agents in the evolution and transformation of destinations. This doctoral thesis seeks to investigate the governance mechanism at a border tourism destination through the exploration of the social structure as operating on three levels within a given society: the macro, meso, and micro levels.
In this sense the project will illustrate how urban spaces are “contested and reproduced by processes of tourism development and urban renaissance, and by ‘the public’ who live and consume it through street-level interactions” (Mordue, 2005). To fulfil with these research objectives, data generated by new location-aware technologies (GPS, destination cards, travelcards, social network) and data gathered through traditional methods (questionnaire-based surveys) are used. The first part focuses on formulation and operation of multi-scalar power structure by examining interrelated and interdependent relations among distinct public institutions, private partners and ethnic communities, which provides valuable insights on overarching social structure of the specific border society with various complexities.
Results of this thesis offer valuable insights to local authorities, as they offer useful information to better manage and market touristic products, promote sustainable modes of transportation among those tourists more prone to use them, improve the planning of the public transport services as well as the conformation of walkable built environments for both tourists and residents. The second part applied “Creating Shared Value” concept into a locally initiated collaborative network as structuring forces by fostering particular behavioral and interactional norms that enhance community participation in tourism decision making at a meso level. Francesc González Reverté ( Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, UOC).
The third part zooms in the ethnic community at the micro level in the context of their everyday interactions during the process of participation of tourism activities; adversely, the impacts of tourism development toward the ethnic boundaries and their cultural identity are revealed. This thesis working hypothesis is the existence of a determined territorial attractiveness beyond physical proximity to its nearby metropolitan city core resulting in residential election of touristic destinations.
Such attractiveness can influence creative and other workers to elect these locations to dwell, therefore transforming physical and symbolic appearances of both cities and its inhabitants resulting in new uses to the urban space that build up, symbolically, its very own landscape.
The outcome of this thesis draws on the part that the embodied interactions between tourism actors play on the process of tourist placemaking in its physical and symbolic level, as well as the negotiation of urban identities. Therefore, the role that tourist mobility has had in each typology as well as the attraction of new residents is valued.
On the other hand, in order to incorporate the analysis of the evolution of the conditions of the tourist destination as an urban system, specific models of urban development are defined through indicators that measure tourism, territory, tolerance, technology and talent in the cities of the Province of Buenos Aires. Russo (URV) & Noam Shoval (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
Also, it’s intended to analyze and calibrate the incidence of the housing stock characteristics on this segregation.
It means, if study the presence of small, less quality and cheaper houses, could conditions process a lower income people concentration.