Talk: “Tourism as an Anchor for Urban Neoliberalization”

Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Program Presents

Dr. Jaime Jover, Gittell Postodoctoral Fellow

For decades, economic growth in Lisbon and Seville-the third and fifth largest cities in the Iberian Peninsula-has been sustained by tourism development. When Covid-19 interrupted global mobilities, both cities’ profound dependency on tourism became evident. Instead of sparking reflection on alternatives, the pandemic reinforced a sense that tourism is the only way out of the crisis. The lecture will highlight the impacts of tourism on housing markets and unpack tourism-oriented local and regional governance in Lisbon and Seville, focusing on city strategies and urban planning in the years before and during Covid-19. A final argument centers on how tourism solidifies class structures. The goal is to question tourism as an accumulation strategy that exploits urban cultures and ask, ultimately, whether tourism can exist beyond capitalism.

April 14, 2022 4:15-6:15 p.m.

Skylight Room, 9100

The Graduate Center, CUNY

This presentation will also be accessible on Zoom. See below for Zoom Link.  

Topic: Colloquium with Dr. Jaime Jover
Time: April 14, 2022 04:10 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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