This book examines the complex interplay between industrial heritage and tourism. It serves to stimulate meaningful dialogue about the socioeconomic values of industrial sites and the use of tourism for the growth of the creative economy, and to better understand how the collective social memory and local identity connected to these sites have been shaped by different social groups over time. The volume presents a conceptual framework underpinned by case studies drawn from Asia, North America, Australasia and Europe and advocates the creation of mixed-use spaces and stakeholder collaboration to develop tourism at industrial heritage sites. These theoretical and practical perspectives will be of use to researchers and students of heritage tourism, urban and regional planning and tourism marketing.
Philip Feifan Xie is Professor of the Tourism, Leisure and Event Planning program at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. He holds a PhD in planning from the University of Waterloo, Canada. His areas of specialization include cultural and heritage tourism, tourism morphology and event management.
Preface Introduction 1. Approaches to Industrial Heritage Tourism 2. A Framework for Approaching Industrial Heritage Tourism 3. The Proposal for the Jeep Museum in Toledo, USA 4. Perceptions of Attractiveness for Salt Heritage Tourism 5. Waterfront Redevelopment and Urban Morphology 6. La Fabrique des Lieux: the LX Factory and the Westergasfabriek Conclusions References Index