What is SMARTDEST?
SMARTDEST is an EU-funded H2020 research project, bringing together 11 universities and 1 innovation centre from seven European and Mediterranean countries. It aims to develop innovative solutions in the face of the conflicts and externalities that are produced by tourism-related mobilities in cities, by informing the design of alternative policy options for more socially inclusive places in the age of mobilities.
The effects of overtourism on urban societies represent emerging fields of (re)production of social exclusion, that are not finding structural solutions in mainstream urban planning and management models. The smart city solutions of destinations are still to a larger extent to be proved how they represent an overall improvement for resident communities.