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Author : Sanja Zerlauth & Dietmar Wiegand
School/Work Place : Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Contact : sanja.zerlauth@tuwien.ac.at
Year : 2010

Altenkirchen is situated in Westerwald/Raiffeisen region of Germany (between the cities of Bonn, Cologne, Mainz and Wiesbaden) and in addition to the 7,000 city inhabitants includes 42 municipalities with a further 24,000 people. It is a city torn between the local and global economies, between living space and non-places of movement and between its small historical centers and the open countryside (Sieverts, 2003).

The city has only a limited chance to present itself on the national market as there are no particular visible highlights; neither in production, nor tourism potential. It is undisputed that cities are currently competing (both intra and internationally) to increase economic power, produce creative milieus, protect soil and reduce socio economic differences to keep and attract young and well educated residents.

In order to counterbalance Altenkirchens main disadvantages a search for a model oriented solution was initiated. The municipality of Altenkirchen approached us in this connection to create a concept for strengthening economic and cultural issues.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
5 Think Tank VI Family Businesses and Sustainable Tourism: the Role of... file 3360 Oct 13, 2013

Family businesses, that is, businesses owned and/or operated my members of a single family, are predominant in Western economies. This is also an important category of business within tourism hospitality, particularly in rural areas where r...

Author: Janne J. Liburd & Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2006 

4 Think Tank VI Ecotourism and Environmental Education: Opportunities ... file 81259 Oct 13, 2013

Ecotourism, which typically involves nature-based tourism, plays an increasing role in today's environmental management. As environmental conservation has, in many cases, suffered from a limited budget, funding ecotourism is perceived as a w...

Author: Aphirom Promchanya 

Year: 2006 

3 Think Tank VI Corporate Social Responsibility or Government Interven... file 7585 Oct 13, 2013

Implicit in notions of sustainable development is an holistic triple bottom line approach that seeks to preserve essential ecological processes, protect human heritage and biodiversity and foster inter and intra-generational equity whilst r...

Author: David Wood & Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2006 

2 Think Tank IV Mass-ski Tourism in the Dolomites and Sustainability: ... file 3227 Oct 13, 2013

The aim of this paper is to highlight the impact of mass-ski tourism on the environment in the Dolomites (Italian Alps), where in winter the principal activities are snow sports. In implementing this development model the Dolomite region has...

Author: Mariangela Franch, Umberto Martini, Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi, Federica Buffa, Pietro Marzani & Maria Della Lucia 

Year: 2004 

OPA: 2004 Runner Up 

1 Think Tank IV Tourism focused NGO's - An Online Content Analysis file 2797 Oct 13, 2013

The number of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) increased from 31,246 to 37,281 (19.3%) between 1990 and 2000, (Human Development Report, 2002). The importance of NGOs is documented in United Nations Local Agenda 21 Chapter 27, 'Strength...

Author: Meng-Mei Chen & James Holleran 

Year: 2004 

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