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    Salla Jokela, Paola Minoia

    Chapter from the book: Krieg C. & Toivanen R. 2021. Situating Sustainability: A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts.


    This chapter discusses a form of platform urbanism that has emerged with peer-to-peer digital tourist platforms like Airbnb and resulted in the touristification of regions. Even though sustainable development promotes ecotourism as a way of integrating local livelihoods into transnational commerce and cultural exchange, this chapter illustrates how the movement of external flows of people, capital, consumption—and narrations—into local areas rapidly transforms urban space and culture.

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    Jokela S. & Minoia P. 2021. Tourism Platforms. In: Krieg C. & Toivanen R (eds.), Situating Sustainability. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-14-16

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    Published on Nov. 22, 2021


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