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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 2009 2018

Creating creative tourism toolkit

Richards, GW., Wisansing, J., Paschinger, E. & Wisansing, J. (ed.), 2018, Bangkok: DASTA.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

Creating synergies between cultural policy and tourism for permanent and temporary citizens

Richards, GW. & Carvalho Marques, L., 2018, 101 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

2 Citations

Cultural Tourism: a review of recent research and trends

Richards, GW., 2018, In : Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management. 36, p. 12-21 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Heritage tourism: benefit or liability for cities? Are cities with a long history now suffering a quick death at the hands of tourism?

Richards, GW., 2018, In : Cartaditalia: Rivista di cultura italiana contemporanea. 2018, Edizione speciale: 2018 Anno europeo del patrimonio culturale, p. 395-415 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Small cities with big dreams : creative placemaking and branding strategies

Richards, GW. & Duif, L., 2018, New York: Routledge. 251 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Publication peer-review

Event Management (Journal)

Richards, G. (Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

International Journal of Event and Festival Management (Journal)

Richards, G. (Guest editor), De Brito Pereira Maduro, M. (Guest editor)

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