Appreciating Geology in the Urban Environment

Authored by: Samantha Richards , Greg Simpson , David Newsome

Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities

Print publication date:  August  2020
Online publication date:  August  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367199999
eBook ISBN: 9780429244605
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Geotourism is a rapidly expanding form of natural area tourism with increasing attention being paid to the appreciation of landscapes where interesting landforms and rock outcrops can be viewed and visited (e.g. Dowling and Newsome 2018; Newsome and Dowling 2018; Raveloson et al. 2018). It is not, however, only in national parks, wilderness areas or in other protected areas that landscape and geology can be appreciated as part of a tourism experience (Palacio-Prieto 2015; Del Lama 2018). While public interest in building stones, historical buildings and prominent rock outcrops in cities have always been tourism attributes, in recent times there has been a more concerted focus on geology in the urban environment as a tourism product in its own right (Del Lama et al. 2015; Del Lama 2018; Górska-Zabielska and Zabielski 2018).

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