This paper discusses the possibilities of revitalising declining industrial cities through tourism development. The main question is whether obsolete or declining industrial land uses in or around the city can be transformed into successful tourist land uses? Traditionally tourism and heavy industry have been considered contradictory land uses. The “industrial landscape” concept is developed here to show that undergiven circumstances, and because of the changing nature of modern industry, positive relations between the two could substantially contribute to the revitalisation process of the city. Two industrial zones within the city of Haifa, Israel, are used as a case study to show and evaluate how the concept can be implemented to bring about urban revitalisation through tourism development.
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Mansfeld, Y. “Industrial landscapes” as positive settings for tourism development in declining industrial cities —. GeoJournal 28, 457–463 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00273115
- Environmental Management
- Positive Relation
- Main Question
- Heavy Industry
- Tourism Development