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How Sustainable is Tourism Architecture in Uganda
Goodman Conrad Kazoora

Date: 2014-09-19 04:20 PM – 04:30 PM
Last modified: 2014-09-18

Abstract


Among the most remarkable socioeconomic phenomena of the post-World War II era has been the expansion of the global tourism industry (Weaver, 2006). A phenomenon with far reaching effects like this needs to be carefully controlled and planned so as not to compromise the chances for the future generations to enjoy this resource, therefore the issue of tourism sustainability, as a result, is unveiled.

The concept of sustainable tourism remains vague in Uganda as the country has seen an increase in resorts, hotels and lodges especially in most of Uganda’s ecologically vulnerable areas National Parks. Architecture can be the first means to link the global dimension of this phenomenon of sustainable tourism to its local implications (Deda, 2001).

The aim of this paper is to critically analysing the extent to which sustainability related considerations have been pursued in the built environments for Uganda’s national parks.