Landscape, planning and tourism
Document typeConference report
PublisherInternational Forum on Urbanism
Rights accessOpen Access
In town planning, to refer to the topics of tourism is, above all, to put the accent on landscape. A scenic landscape, related to the arcadian tradition, which is reflected on several realities But the landscape of tourism can also be born from a different point of view. It can be born from a journey or an open discovery in multiple directions, local and conceptual. A journey where the observer’s culture opens towards the discovery of a new world, the overlapping of realities and cultures, the intermediation and hybridization. Our experience of a municipal development plan, L’Ampolla, and an initial diagnosis, Ciutadella de Menorca, highlights this last feature of landscape. The landscape of tourism’s territory is based on the intersection of different grammars. This clash of values is the basis of our town plans and projects.
CitationTorres Capell, Manuel de; Torres i Calsapeu, Joan de. Landscape, planning and tourism. 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. 1-9.