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TOURISM XXL: The European Megalopolis


June 17, 2007
by Canadian Architect

The International Symposium Intelligent Coast [IC] takes place from July 19-21, 2007 at the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, and invites thinkers, businessmen and politicians to debate about new models of development for coastal territories, as a privileged land of tourist economy and new society.

The debate focuses on an emergent European phenomenon: the Spanish Mediterranean coast is going to be the first European megalopolis, comparable to Tokyo, Mexico City and Shanghai.

The symposium is organized over three days, offering lectures, dialogues and roundtable discussions amongst experts, politicians and directors of private companies directly involved in the tourist market and coastal development.

Participants include Rem Koolhaas, Michael Houellebecq, Manuel Delanda, Scott Lash, Jeremy Rifkin, George Ritzer, Edward W. Soja, Jos Miguel Iribas, Carlos Ferrater, Raimon Martnez Fraile, Faustino G. Marquz, Javier Gmez Navarro, Juan Lopez de Uralde, Arnaldo Muz, Juan Palop, Jordi Robinat, Miguel Ruano, Salvador Rueda, Juan Antonio Snchez, Federico Soriano, Andreu Ulied, and Jos L. Zoreda.

The participation fee is 180. To register, please e-mail Carla Athayde at [email protected] or contact her by telephone at +34 93 451 3664 with your name, surname, e-mail address, and the number of participants you want to book.

For further information, please visit www.intelligentcoast.es.



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