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Research interests

Greg Richards is Professor of Placemaking and Events at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences and Professor of Leisure Studies at the University of Tilburg in The Netherlands. He has worked on projects for numerous national governments, national tourism organisations and municipalities, and he has extensive experience in tourism research and education.

His major publications include Cultural Tourism in Europe, The Global Nomad: Theory and Practice in Backpacker Travel, Eventful Cities: Cultural Management and Urban Revitalisation, Exploring the Social Impacts of Events, Event Design: Social perspectives and practices, Reinventing the local in tourism and The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies.

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Events, placemaking, tourism, creativity

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Research Output 2008 2019

A research agenda for creative tourism

Richards, GW. (ed.), 2019, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. 199 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientificpeer-review

Bestaat 'de' cultuurtoerist nog?

Richards, GW. & Bargeman, A., 2019, In : Vrijetijdstudies. 36, 2, p. 37-41 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Cities, entrepreneurship and events

Richards, G., 2019, Ethical dilemmas in the creative, cultural and service industries . Bouwer, J. (ed.). Routledge, p. 243-248 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Creative tourism: opportunities for smaller places?

Richards, G., 2019, In : Encontros Científicos. Tourism & Management Studies. 15, p. 7-10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Culture and tourism: natural partners or reluctant bedfellows?

Richards, G., 2019, In : Tourism Review. 2019

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2017 2019

  • 1 Contribution at workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Publication peer-review

Dag van de Binnenstad

GW Richards (Invited speaker)
29 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventContribution at workshop, seminar, course

International Journal of Event and Festival Management (Journal)

GW Richards (Guest editor), MP De Brito (Guest editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Event Management (Journal)

GW Richards (Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity