Cultural tourism in post-Covid cities: Towards more sustainable patterns?

Cultural tourism in post-Covid cities: Towards more sustainable patterns?

Tourism is one of cities’ major economic assets. It contributes to the local economy and generates jobs and social added value. But it can also create downsides affecting people’s quality of life, like over-tourism, anti-social behaviours, tensions with locals, pressure on the use of public services and housing prices.

Industrial heritage buildings: adapt, reuse, enhance!

Industrial heritage buildings: adapt, reuse, enhance!

The second sharing stories webinar of Cultural Heritage in Action explored, through concrete examples, the benefits of re-using heritage sites, the challenges inherent to adaptive re-use projects, and the drivers of quality interventions on cultural heritage.

Shops with a History.

Shops with a History.

Lisbon City Council created the programme Lojas com História in 2015. A sense of urgency drove the city to preserve and boost a distinctive local commerce and trade heritage, knowing that in it lies a relevant part of the identity and character of Lisbon.

The Leeds cultural curriculum.

The Leeds cultural curriculum.

In Leeds, consultation with teachers, universities and teacher trainers showed teachers wanted flexible, curriculum-linked classroom resources. Driven by the narrative of the city, these new resources are called ‘stories’ and aim to raise the educational achievement of children through heritage and the arts.