UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites
Swiss Sustainability Forum 2023
Are you interested in tourism and sustainability? The Swiss Sustainability Forum is an in-person event that creates an opportunity for you to connect with academics from across the world, expand your network and immerse yourself in the latest discussions on the topic.
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When and Where? 31 March 2023 in Lugano (Switzerland)
Established in September 2013, USI UNESCO Chair is committed to perform research and teaching on how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and digital media in general, can be effectively used to develop and promote sustainable tourism at World Heritage Sites (WHSs).
Open Access Chapters
We are happy to announce the publication of the Handbook on Heritage, Sustainable Tourism and Digital Media, edited by Silvia De Ascaniis and Lorenzo Cantoni, published by Edward Elgar: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788970082.
An interview with Prof. Cantoni on the 50th anniversary of 1972 UNESCO Convention (in Italian)
An interview with Prof. Cantoni on the 50th anniversary of the 1972 UNESCO Convention was conducted in Italian, in December 2022, with the magazine Azione. The full intervie can be found here.
PhD Project featured on SOAS China Institute Blog
In October 2022, Lea Hasenzahl's PhD project on the discourse about Chinese Outbound Tourism (COT) in the West (working title, supervised by Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni) has been featured on the blog of the China Institute at SOAS University of London. SOAS was founded in...
Prof. Cantoni @ “The Next 50 – The future of World Heritage in challenging times enhancing resilience and sustainability” (17 – 18 November 2022)
"On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Permanent Delegation of Greece to UNESCO in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are organizing an international...
State of Asia 2022 Conference
PhD candidate, Lea Hasenzahl, participated and attended as a Gen A Fellow in the State of Asia Address and Conference 2022 in Zurich (9 - 10 November 2022), which was organized by the Asian Society Switzerland. "Gen A is a learning and leadership development platform...
Prof. Cantoni @ “Cultura, natura, paesaggio 50 anni della Convenzione del patrimonio mondiale dell’Unesco”
"La Convenzione per la protezione del patrimonio mondiale culturale e naturale dell’UNESCO compie 50 anni (1972-2022). Con la ratifica del 1975 la Svizzera si è impegnata a proteggere, curare e conservare il proprio patrimonio di valore universale eccezionale per le...
“The entrepreneurial values of a family led by the principle of novare serbando. Conversation with Niccolò Branca”
Thursday, November 24th, 2022, 18:30 – 20:00 Auditorium West Campus, USI Lugano Entrance is free Niccolò Branca is an Italian business humanist and writer. Since 1999 he is president and CEO of the Holding of the Branca International S.p.A Group. The historic brand...