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dc.contributor.authorShulman, Gerardo
dc.identifier.citationShulman, Gerardo. Connecting people with architecture: architecture’s new role in developing countries. A: Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism. "6th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU): TOURBANISM, Barcelona, 25-27 gener". Barcelona: IFoU, 2012, p. 1-11.
dc.description.abstractArchitecture is part of everyone’s daily life, we live in buildings, and our life is an ongoing transit between open and enclosed spaces. One of the main attractions for a tourist is definitely architecture. Architecture, urbanism and tourism involve several players. Among them are travel agencies and organizations that promote specialized trips. Arquexplora is the result of my background as an architect, twenty five years as an independent traveler, and my experience as a product manager in Tarannà, an Adventure Travel Company. We created a new concept of specialized trips, focused on vernacular architecture, heritage and culture, which supports a tourism based on a sustainability model that may benefit the local dwellers. Our trips are geared to the general public and professionals, so that architecture will act as a window to discover culture as whole. Arquexplora connects people with architecture, drawing a special attention to rural areas where locals keep their traditional ways of living. We aim to create awareness of the value of an outstanding material and intangible heritage, its potential as a tool for development and the need to preserve it. I want to share my experience and highlight some concepts and ideas towards creating new models of travelling and understanding the interaction between architecture and people. Arquexplora looks forward to become a platform to develop sustainable tourism projects of easy access for communities in developing countries and explore a new approach to tourism while minimizing its impact.
dc.format.extent11 p.
dc.publisherInternational Forum on Urbanism
dc.publisherEscola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Forum on Urbanism. Conference (6a: 2012: Barcelona)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Urbanisme::Aspectes socials
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible
dc.subject.lcshTourist trade and city planning
dc.subject.lcshCultural property
dc.subject.lcshDeveloping countries
dc.subject.otherVernacular architecture
dc.subject.otherTraditional cultures
dc.subject.otherSustainable tourism
dc.titleConnecting people with architecture: architecture’s new role in developing countries
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacTurisme i urbanisme
dc.subject.lemacPatrimoni cultural
dc.subject.lemacPaïsos en vies de desenvolupament
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
upcommons.citation.authorShulman, Gerardo
upcommons.citation.contributorConference of the International Forum on Urbanism
upcommons.citation.publicationName6th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU): TOURBANISM, Barcelona, 25-27 gener

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