Impact of tourism on Barcelona city as popular travel destination

Loved to Death? Residents Disenchanted by Barcelona’s Tourism Success

Just as I finished jotting down my reflections on the Gringo Trails documentary about the impact of tourism around the world, another documentary, Bye Bye Barcelona, has appeared, claiming that citizens of Barcelona, the much loved Catalan capital, are increasingly disenchanted by the city’s tourism success. The problem? With tourism in Barcelona booming, the industry…

Delhi sustainable development summit 2013

Insights from the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013

Among the many sustainability conferences, summits and events out there, such as CII-ITC Sustainability Summits, Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value Forum, Unilever’s USLP and many more, few come close to the size, grandeur, and sheer overwhelming presence of world leaders and personalities experienced at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, writes Pankaj Arora, a Green MBA and fellow blogger at Linking Sustainability.…

Islam and sustainable development

Islam and Sustainable Development

What does Islam have to do with sustainable development and the ongoing economic, financial and environmental crises? A lot, as Professor Odeh Rashed Al-Jayyousi explains in his new book on Islam and Sustainable Development (Transformation and Innovation) (Gower, 2012). Unhappy with the lack of cultural and spiritual elements in mainstream, conventional ‘Western’ understandings of sustainability (mostly…

sustainable development india

Is India’s Growth Sustainable?

It’s not easy keeping an overview of sustainability developments going at a global scale. Good to have fellow bloggers and journalists deliver those pieces of the puzzle one will inevitably miss out on. Take India, for example. So much going on there, so little covered and so many questions to ask. How does this 1bn…