The course is divided into two parts. In the first one the main topics of interest of the economic geography will be faced starting from the study of key concepts like space, territory, geographical and functional region, to analyze the differences and the relations between them connected to the dynamics of the territorial organization of productive activities, infrastructures and human settlements.
The scale of investigation goes from the local to the global to provide a more systemic and integrated vision with reference to the main sectors of production, to population movements and to the social, environmental and economic dynamics affecting territorial development.
The second part of the course will focus on the relationship between territorial development and tourism, analyzing the sector in relation to different geographical areas (urban, rural, island, etc.) and to the different types and typologies that tourism takes on (cultural, environmental, experiential, religious, etc.).
The developments and relations between the territories and tourism will also be addressed in the light of the most recent territorial marketing strategies proposed by various established and emerging destinations, also analyzing different case studies.