Tourism and/in the Metropolis: Exploring the Conceptual and Geographical Frontiers of ‘Metropolitan Tourism’

Maja Jović's picture
Call for Papers
August 16, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Geography, Government and Public Service, Research and Methodology, Urban Design and Planning
Call for chapters: Tourism and/in the Metropolis: Exploring the Conceptual and Geographical Frontiers of ‘Metropolitan Tourism’


Editors: Johannes Novy (University of Westminster), Maja Jović (University of Westminster), Maria Gravari-Barbas (Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne), Sébastien Jacquot (Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne)


Some of the questions we would like to ask are: What forms does tourism take in today’s metropolises and metropolitan regions? How do these forms differ from tourism in other (urban) contexts? How do policy and planning processes in different metropoles and metropolitan regions differ from each other? What can they learn from each other? How could tourism in metropolises and metropolitan regions be made more sustainable, resilient, and inclusive?


The edited volume is especially interested in work that critically engages with one or more of the following themes:


1) the geography/spatiality of metropolitan tourism (e.g. the emergence of new geographies and centralities of tourism in (formerly) peripheral areas of metropolises and metropolitan regions)

2) the politics of metropolitan tourism (e.g. the role of policy, planning and politics in the development of tourism in metropolitan contexts, conflicts, contestations and struggles surrounding metropolitan tourism)

3) practices and representations of metropolitan tourism (e.g. tourists’ experiences and behaviours, the constructions and reconfigurations of imaginaries and identities)

4) metropolitan tourism futures (e.g. novel trends in tourism (consumption); the implications of technological change or the current Covid-19 pandemic; and the quest for more 'sustainable' and 'resilient' tourism).


We also welcome interdisciplinary approach to understanding metropolises, a range of methodologies, and global case studiesMore information and expected timeline are available here: 


If you have any questions or would like to discuss your ideas, please feel free to contact us. Interested authors are invited to send abstracts of their chapter ideas (of max. 750 words) or, if available, full versions of existing (and unpublished) contributions by August 16 to

Contact Info: 

Sustainable Metropolitan Tourism Network (SMeT-NET)





University of Westminster II Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Contact Email: