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"Andermatt in Transition"

The purpose of this research is to provide an insight on the role of tourism as a tool for landscape transformation and as a technique of planetary urbanization. More specifically, the goal is to show how alpine tourism transforms a territory thereby, urbanizing it and affecting processes of urbanization locally and regionally further transforming the hinterland in a variety of ways. By use of Switzerland and its unique alpine urban model as a case on point, I demonstrate how a new transformation is taking place in the village of Andermatt in the Uri canton, to prove my hypothesis; tourism as a technique of planetary urbanization

Harvard GSD
Cambridge, MA