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Tourism Management

You must choose a post-industrial city or a rural destination which has undergone a process of regeneration in the last 25 years. Making reference to a range of cultural concepts and theories, and using examples to support your discussions, you are required to write a 3,000-word essay assessing the impact of the regeneration programme on the construction of the cityscape.   Specifically, you should consider:
Impacts and benefits for tourism
Impacts on local communities The importance of placemaking with tourismThe risks associated with regeneration  
The concepts of heritage, postmodernism, cultural diversity, cultural legacies, gentrification and dissonance must be used in the writing of your essay.  
Assessment Criteria (The actual assessment components for this assignment)
Criteria Weighting (If applicable)
Selecting a city or rural destination which has undergone a significant programme of regeneration  
Demonstration of an understanding of a range of concepts taught in the module  
An ability to understand and explain the notion of place-making  
A clear understanding of the human impacts associated with regeneration  
The use of theory and examples in your work  
Pass mark             Undergraduate                                                                                                                        40%
Performance descriptors in use; University of Wolverhampton                                                                                                Yes ü No Professional or Statutory Body                                                                                             Yes  No üModule specific                                                                                                                       Yes  No üOther (specify below)                                                                                                                               Yes  No ü    
Return of assessments (Instructions for return / collection of assessments)   Available on Canvas within 4 weeks of the submission date  
  This assessment is testing Module Learning outcomes Tick if tested here
LO1 Understanding of the cultural concepts that shape the sectors of leisure industries, particularly influencing consumers, employees and organizations. ü
LO2 Understanding of ethical considerations of professional practitioners in the leisure industries. ü
LO3 Demonstrate understanding of diversity amongst consumers, employees and organisations in leisure industries. ü
LO4 Understanding of sociological factors that shape the sectors of leisure industries, particularly influencing consumers, employees and organizations. ü

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Module Learning Outcomes

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Assessment Criteria

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