Marketplaces och Ecotourism

Marketplaces och Ecotourism

HDK is active in the projects Marketplaces and Ecotourism, financed by MISTRA Urban Futures. The projects are collaborations between, among others:

Marketplaces
The market place has played a key role in forming cities in Africa. In cities such as Kisumu most market places are informal and periodic. But market places are important and vital parts of the city as they serve as means for: interaction, meetings, exchange of goods and services, sales, marketing and production. What role do market places play in ensuring sustainable growth of the city? How do market places impact human well-being and inequality among sub-groups of the poor?
HDK participates in the projects through doctoral student Helena Hansson.

Ecotourism
Ecotourism is about finding ways to travel responsibly to natural areas so that the environment is conserved and the well-being of citizens is sustained. The project focuses on climate change, environment and poverty reduction within the urban agriculture and food security context. The aim of the project is to facilitate improved planning and transformation of eco-tourism sites and to promote eco-tourism as a viable source of livelihood.
HDK participates in the projects through professor Maria Nyström and doctoral students Helena Hansson and Helena Kraff.

For more information, please contact Maria Nyström.