See the summary of SPOT project’s contribution presented during Italian local seminar. On September 23, 2022, students participating in the SPOT project’s study visit to Italy had an outstanding opportunity to share their achievements with stakeholders of tourism development in the region we investigated – Langhe-Roero and Monferrato.
We agreed during Italian local seminar that the sustainable tourism is not a goal, it is a way we can achieve other goals like protection of environment, equity, economic development (not a growth), social inclusion, and diversity.
Students’ reports presented during Italian local seminar
- Abdullah Mohameed Yousıf AL FAHHAD (UMERSIN), Emanuel Taborda DIONÍSIO BATISTA (IPLEIRIA), Emelie ERIKSSON (HINN), Sadaf ADHAMI (POLITO), & Shushanik OVAKIMIAN (POLITO) (2022). Cultural resources as an important asset in sustainable tourism development in the area of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato (Piedmont, Italy).
- Karl Henrik LØNNINGDAL (HINN), Deborah CARVALHO (IPLEIRIA), Maryam ALEHASIN (POLITO), Nupelda Bedirhhanoglu AKKUS (UMERSIN), & Amirmohamad PARVANEHDEHKORDI (POLITO) (2022). Wine through the veins of Piemonte: Protecting the natural resources that bring life to the region.
- Paniz BARADARAN (POLITO), Burhan CINAR (UMERSIN), Hanne Sun LYSBAKKEN (HINN), Ana MACHADO (IPLEIRIA), & Polina PAVLOVA (POLITO) (2022). Development of sustainable tourism in the vineyard landscape of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato (Piedmont, Italy) – governance, actors and networking.
- Valentina RESTREPO (POLITO), Johanne MYRHAUG (HINN), Naho MIYAMOTO (IPLEIRIA), Merve DEMIR (UMERSIN), & Christopher JOSEPH (POLITO) (2022). Enhancing equity and local inclusion through tourism: The case of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, Italy.
- Amirbahador KOUCHAKKAPOURCHALI (POLITO), Carolina RAMALHETE (IPLEIRIA), Ezgi SAHIN (UMERSIN), Hubert BUGAJ (ULODZ), & Kavia SATHEESH (POLITO) (2022). The educational potential in tourism: The case of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, Italy.
- Joanna PAŁGAN (ULODZ), Ezgi SENSOY (UMERSIN), Francesca VECCHI (POLITO), Sally WHATLEY (IPLEIRA), & Sudharshun MADHAVAN (POLITO) (2022). Tourism as a leverage for local economic development: Case of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato.
- Christoph ZEPF (IPLEIRIA), Krzysztof ZAJĄC (ULODZ), Baharan MONTAZERI (POLITO), & Yusuf Çağrı TÜRKSEVEN (UMERSIN) (2022). Wine, Food and Cycling: Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont.
Meet the locals involved in a discussion
Claudio Boasso is the President of Serralunga d’Alba Proloco. Proloco is municipal’s spin-off responsible for local development, including tourism. One of the recent concerns of this agent, especially in the recent years when the tourism fluxes have been increasing incrementally, is to make tourism development more sustainable.
Aldo Buzio is project manager of IdeAzione consultancy company, contribute to orient the development of tourism activities in the area by offering services for local spatial planning. The company is cooperating with LINKS Foundation. For now, the focus of the company is to deliver tourism strategies for both cities and regions.
Giulia Caffaro is co-founder and project manager of Dimora Design Farm finalized to enhance and regenerate boroughs and small realities through immersive spaces sustainable tourism experiences addressing local development, cultural sharing and social inclusion.
Giulia Cerrato is member of the Association Fuori Via that has the objective of promoting the culture of walking, slow travel in all facets, as well as sustainable tourism practices through study and research activities, cultural and artistic design and promotion.
Giulio Mondini is Chairman of the UNESCO Chair “New paradigms and instruments for bio-cultural landscape management” established at LINKS Foundation and the Scuola di Specializzazione Beni Architettonici e del Paesaggio of Politecnico di Torino. He is Full Professor of Economic Appraisal and Planning Evaluation at DIST Dipartment of Politecnico di Torino. He coordinates numerous researches on various topics such as city and territory, environment and landscape, innovation and development, architecture and heritage, infrastructure and transportation, integrated systems for security.
Sergio Moscone is Major of the Serralunga d’Alba.
Enrico Rivella is a specialist of the Institute of Agricultural Food Market Service for National Rural Network (ISMEA RRN) with expertise on the topic of sustainable tourism development in rural landscapes, with particular attention on landscape and environmental values.
Enrico Rivetto is a local owner of vineyard Rivetto, understanding his role through a rather innovative approach.
Silvia Soldano represents LINKS Foundation and was part of the technical advisory team preparing the application of the case study area to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
Marco Valle is a project manager in LINKS Foundation responsible for cultural heritage and regional-urban development.