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New SMARTDEST publication: Setting up a University City. Geographies of Exclusion in North Turin

The article aims to explore the production of geographies of exclusion that cannot be simply linked to the negative impacts directly exerted by the increased pressure of students’ mobilities and concentrations on specific neighbourhoods. They can also be related to the specific form that urban development strategies driven by higher education institutions take in post-industrial […]

New SMARTDEST publication: The role of the state in the touristification of Lisbon

by Ana Estevens, Agustín Cocola-Gant, Antonio Lopés-Gay, Fabiana Pavel This paper shows how the touristification of Lisbon has been a political project in which the state served the needs of capital and allowed developers to build the most profitable product with no limitations: Airbnbs, hotels, and luxury housing for transnational users. We estimate the weight […]

A new SMARTDEST scientific publication: Labour precarity in the visitor economy and decisions to move out

The scientific paper Labour precarity in the visitor economy and decisions to move out, by Riccardo Valente, Benito Zaragozí & Antonio Paolo Russo (2023), is now openly accessible at the following link of the Tourism Geographies journal: https://doi.org/10.1080/14616688.2023.2172603 The more the tourist economy grows, and makes itself space in the interstices of the social fabric […]