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dc.contributor.authorFumagalli, Matteo
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-17T23:37:09Z
dc.date.available2021-06-17T23:37:09Z
dc.date.issued2020-02
dc.identifier.citationFumagalli , M 2020 , ' Luang Prabang : climate change and rapid development ' , Cities , vol. 97 , 102549 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.102549en
dc.identifier.issn0264-2751
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 263520408
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 71fb9a60-7b81-47c4-a912-1065c85458d3
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1451-2088/work/66398382
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85076467942
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000510082600037
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/23382
dc.description.abstractFew other Asian cities have been as orientalised as Luang Prabang, the former capital of the Royal Kingdom of Laos and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated on the banks of the Mekong River, Luang Prabang has historically been a hub for trade and culture in upland Southeast Asia. The internationalisation engendered by the country's economic reforms and rapid opening up to and integration in regional and transnational economic processes has led to a surge in investment, trade, development assistance and tourist flows. All this has brought opportunities for the residents of Luang Prabang, but such sudden development has also led to socioeconomic dislocation and challenges to both the physical and social fabric of the city. This profile of Luang Prabang looks at the town's geographical location and physical context. This is followed by an account of how spatial use has evolved and the pressures it is under, particularly following the spike in tourist arrivals that followed the city's inscription as a World Heritage site. The article highlights the city's environmental vulnerabilities, zooming in on the impact of climate change which compounds the challenges of rapid development. Far from being fixed in timelessness, the town truly lies at the nexus of local and global processes, experiencing and shaping change, and negotiating the tensions between conservation and development.
dc.format.extent11
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofCitiesen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This work has been made available online in accordance with publisher policies or with permission. Permission for further reuse of this content should be sought from the publisher or the rights holder. This is the author created accepted manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.102549en
dc.subjectLaosen
dc.subjectLuang Prabangen
dc.subjectSoutheast Asiaen
dc.subjectClimate changeen
dc.subjectDevelopmenten
dc.subjectFDIen
dc.subjectTradeen
dc.subjectAiden
dc.subjectEnvironmental hazardsen
dc.subjectInternationalizationen
dc.subjectHeritageen
dc.subjectConservationen
dc.subjectEconomic reformsen
dc.subjectNew economic mechanismen
dc.subjectUNESCOen
dc.subjectWorld heritageen
dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subjectHV Social pathology. Social and public welfareen
dc.subjectJZ International relationsen
dc.subjectDASen
dc.subjectBDCen
dc.subjectR2Cen
dc.subject.lccGEen
dc.subject.lccHVen
dc.subject.lccJZen
dc.titleLuang Prabang : climate change and rapid developmenten
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPostprinten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of International Relationsen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.102549
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.date.embargoedUntil2021-06-18


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