Sustainable Tourism Planning and Design in Turkey
Open to all CU Denver graduate students
Focuses on planning and development in the face of tourism development pressures in sensitive areas. Sustainable tourism draws from several areas within urban planning, including growth management, economic planning, urban design, and historic rehabilitation. These areas provide the broader context for the more detailed planning practices that guide the studio’s objectives, such as economic diversification, identifying and enhancing place character and identity, defining and encouraging alternative tourism sectors (in particular, rural tourism, agricultural tourism, food tourism, and eco-tourism) and alternative tourism approaches (light tourism and slow tourism). Students may craft regional economic strategies, develop land use policies, write guidelines for development codes, e.g., form-based codes, and prepare detailed urban design schemes for key areas in the study area. Students will also interact with local planners, officials, and others, and incorporate their input and feedback in the final proposals. In addition to planning and design learning outcomes related to these sustainable tourism practices, students will achieve several other learning objectives through understanding a new planning and design culture, including its regulations and traditions, contacting various interest groups in the region, and grasping the local and national politics.