Visiting Scholar from the University of Gothenburg studies sustainability in tourism

Dr. Kristina N. Lindström, Department of Economy and Society & Centre for Tourism, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, will be a visiting scholar at Western University from November 6 to December 5, 2019. Her research interests revolve around sustainable place-making in the face of tourism development, specifically with a focus on policy, planning and the implementation of sustainability strategies. She is interested in the notion of sustainability in events, tourism and place development contexts, including the risks of conflicts of interests between different aspects of sustainability and solutions to such challenges. Dr. Lindstrom’s recent research includes studies of community involvement in tourism development, local governmental responses to increased tourism volumes, tourism and the sharing economy and tourism management within sustainable spatial planning. During her stay she will be working in the area of socio-cultural effects of festivals and events that are staged in urban public spaces focused on issues of inclusion and exclusion to public space through events and festivals.