Experts will discuss how the industry can switch from a make-use-dispose economy into one which keeps resources in use longer, maximises value from them and then recover and regenerate products and materials.
The ‘Visitor Economy Summit’ on 31 July will investigate how circular economy principles and practices can have a positive impact on tourism in the city.
Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development, in collaboration with Circular Brighton and Hove and Brighton & Hove City Council, will be contributing to the debate about “how the city can welcome visitors in a sustainable way while addressing the climate crisis”.
Professor Novelli, lead for the university’s Responsible Futures research focus, will ask: “Can we ever have sustainable tourism?” She said: “The university has an important role to play in our region, sharing our expertise on sustainable tourism and joining forces with local and international partners, to make a tangible impact in our community.
“The summit is an opportunity to assess local needs and establish a set of priorities and, hopefully, will lead to more opportunities for local collaborations based on co-constructed and co-delivered research, as well as teaching and learning activities to support the development of a more sustainable visitor economy. We look forward to building on our existing productive collaborations in the area.”
The event is free and open to the public but booking is recommended.