The Global Change and Sustainability Center fall seminar series continues tomorrow, Sept. 23, with “Sustainable Tourism – A System for Positive Change?” by Dr. Kelly Bricker, Professor and Interim Chair of the U. Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. The talk will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in room 295 in the Sutton Building (FASB).
Dr. Bricker says she will talk about “the global challenges we face related to sustainable production and consumption of resources,” and will discuss the potential of “sustainable tourism in addressing those challenges.” She will use case studies—examples of places and groups that have participated in sustainable tourism—to ask the question, if all tourism were sustainable, would such tourism be a positive avenue for change?
The talk will also offer a historical synopsis of the sustainable tourism industry and will address the global “status quo” of sustainable tourism, according to the presentation abstract.
Dr. Bricker’s research focuses on ecotourism, sense of place, natural resource management, heritage tourism, incentive travel programs, and the environmental and social impacts of tourism.
Several lectures remain in the biweekly GCSC fall lecture series, which is now in its fifth year.