From Cultural heritage to Sustainable development – Dr. Greg Richards

»From Cultural heritage to Sustainable development« is a series of expert lectures organized by Hiša Podlog / Cultural residence Podlog pod Bohorjem, aiming to transfer new insights and competencies of leading European experts to the tourism and cultural operators working in the broader Kozjansko region.

We are honoured to inaugurate our series on Tuesday, 16th November 2021 at 17.30, with one of Europe’s leading placemaking experts dr. Greg Richards. The main topic of this session will be “Transition to creative tourism as a tool for sustainable development of destinations“.

Dr. Greg Richards is Professor of Placemaking and Events at Breda University and Professor of Leisure Studies at the University of Tilburg in The Netherlands. He has worked with numerous national governments, national tourism organizations, cities and regions on a wide range of placemaking projects. Among his main publications are Tourism, Creativity and Development (2010), ‘Reinventing the Local in Tourism’ (2016), ‘SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies’ (2017), ‘Small Cities with Big Dreams’ (2019) and ‘Rethinking Cultural Tourism’ (2021).

As part of a four-lecture series tittled “From Cultural Heritage to Sustainable Development”, we will weekly present leading European researchers and experts who continue expanding the existing framework of knowledge and practices in the field of cultural heritage, tourism, innovation and sustainable development. As part of Hiša Podlog / Cultural residence Podlog pod Bohorjem’s mission we aim to contribute to the transfer both new insights and competencies to the community in the Kozjansko region. The objective of our think-tank‘s advisory board is thus to further contribute the competencies required for sustainable development of the region.


Practical information

All expert lectures will be held on web platform Zoom in English, with introductory moderation in Slovenian. Lecture participation is free of charge.

Lecture series is organized by Hiša Podlog / Cultural residence Podlog pod Bohorjem and made possible with financial support of Municipality of Šentjur.


Upcoming lectures:

Cristina da Milano – Cultural heritage as a strategic opportunity for development of destinations and audiences (Tuesday, 23rd November 2021 at 17.30)

 Dr. Licia Calvi – Digitalization of Cultural heritage as development opportunity for Tourism (Tuesday, 30th November 2021 at 17.30)

 Dr. Olga Kolokytha – Local cultural policy: cultural heritage as enabler of local development (Tuesday, 7th December 2021 at 17.30)




Nov 16 2021


17:30 - 18:45

Lokale Uhrzeit

  • Zeitzone: America/New_York
  • Datum: Nov 16 2021
  • Zeit: 11:30 - 12:45
Kulturresidenz Podlog pod Bohorjem, Institut für kulturelle Aktivitäten


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Link to Zoom (password: hisapodlog)

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