Regional development and leisure in Fryslân: A complex adaptive systems perspective through evolutionary economic geographyMeekes, J., Parra Novoa, C. & de Roo, G., 2017, Tourism Destination Evolution. Brouder, P., Anton Clavé, S., Gill, A. & Ioannides, D. (eds.). London & New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis group, p. 165-182 18 p. (New Directions in Tourism Analysis).
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Planning for leisure is a complex and non-linear process. We acknowledge this by exploring leisure development through an approach based on complex adaptive systems (CAS) in an evolutionary economic geography (EEG) perspective. We illustrate our approach with the Dutch village of Appelscha in the province of Fryslân, where moving an amusement park led to unforeseen and drastic consequences. We argue that focusing on adaptivity – a balance between robustness, flexibility, unity and diversity – provides the opportunity to explain these consequences and understand changes to the regional system. This contributes to the field of planning for regional development and leisure.
|Title of host publication||Tourism Destination Evolution|
|Editors||Patrick Brouder, Salvador Anton Clavé, Alison Gill, Dimitri Ioannides|
|Place of Publication||London & New York|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor and Francis group|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||New Directions in Tourism Analysis|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group|