“Il territorio dei miei sogni”. Idee di turismo sostenibile tra ricerca e partecipazione nel territorio del Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso Monti della Laga [DOI: 10.19246/DOCUGEO2281-7549/201702_04]

Lina Maria Calandra


“The Land of my Dreams”: Ideas of Sustainable Tourism between Research and Participation in the Territory of the Gran Sasso-Laga National Park – The Project “The land of my dreams” is part of the activities of the Cartolab laboratory’s research activities (Department of Human Sciences, University of L’Aquila) and of the initiatives planned by the National Park for the elaboration of the Economic and Social multi-year Plan. In the framework of a participatory research-action, the aim of the Project is to study the social and territorial potential of the National Park, in terms of social capital, expectations, hopes and “dreams” of its inhabitants. In the current post-disaster situation in which a large part of the Park’s territory is involved, through the research and participation actions planned by the Project, it is possible to give shape to the hope of rebuilding one’s own life, one’s own community, one’s own land starting from those traces of future that obstinately and stubbornly persist. To this purpose, one of the topics on which the second phase of the Project, concerning the formulation of choices and decisions, focuses its attention is tourism as it represents one of the most recurring themes in the narratives about the future of the 428 people interviewed.


Gran Sasso-Laga National Park, tourism, participation, earthquake, dreams

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19246/DOCUGEO2281-7549/201702_04


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