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The history of territorial planning teaches us that numerous errors – some irreversible – have been committed when a solution to a problem has been implemented before considering its consequences for the landscape, habitat and territory in general.

You can read about two examples of plans to solve overtourism; one that was successful, the other more controversial, in the Further reading below.

Your task

Pick an example from those uploaded to Padlet in the previous step and think of one solution or policy that might help.

Then, look ahead and reflect on the possible consequences of the proposed solution.

Further reading

Amsterdam has a new solution for overtourism | The Independent. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2, 2020, from https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/amsterdam-overtourism-solution-tourists-technology-van-gogh-museum-canal-boat-rides-a8015811.html

Why tourist taxes will never solve the problem of overtourism, according to a responsible travel expert | The Independent. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2, 2020, from https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/tourist-taxes-edinburgh-venice-amsterdam-overtourism-responsible-travel-a8769561.html

If you are enrolled on the full module, you can access the following paper on Locate: Buwana, E., Hasibuan, H. S., & Abdini, C. (2016). Alternatives selection for sustainable transportation system in Kasongan City. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 227, 11–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.06.037

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