Sustainable Tourism Design through Preserving Regional Identity: A Study from Iran
Recent efforts dedicated to the further development of tourism have significantly increased awareness and boasted the economic growth of Iran. Accordingly, Eslami Island project aimed at advancing the regional and national tourism. Regional identity was the key factor in the design process for Eslami island tourism developments, meeting its obligation as a sustainable system. This article explores the importance of ‘regional identity’, and its’ use to regenerates the project, thus portraying other principles of sustainable tourism.
Keywords: Identity, sustainable design, tourism development, Iran
eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.