(Shirley) S Nieuwland

(Shirley) S Nieuwland
PhD candidate Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Arts and Culture Studies
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Shirley Nieuwland is a PhD candidate within the Erasmus Initiative ‘Vital Cities and Citizens’ in which she focusses on exploring sustainable urban tourism models in post-industrial cities that have seen a recent growth in tourism, like Rotterdam and Valencia. The project includes research topics such as urban development, (urban) tourism, the sharing economy, the creative city and gentrification processes. The project is supervised by prof. dr. Filip Vermeylen and dr. Mariangela Lavanga.

She also founded Paradise Found, a website that is all about responsible travelling. This does not only involve being conscious about environmental sustainability, it also makes you think about supporting the local culture and economy while travelling.

Shirley obtained her BA in Arts and Culture Studies at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam after which she moved to Radboud University in Nijmegen to receive a MSc in Human Geography with specializations in Urban & Cultural Geography and Tourism.

  • S (Shirley) Nieuwland (2021) - Alternative models for sustainable tourism: doughnut economics applied to tourism development. - ATLAS Urban Tourism Special Interest Group Meeting
  • Shirley Nieuwland (2020) - Sustainable tourism & placemaking in Valencia, Spain, a co-creative process? - THE INC Annual Conference
  • Shirley Nieuwland (2019) - Co-creation of the creative city, a strategy for sustainable urban tourism? - RGS Annual International Conference
  • Shirley Nieuwland (2019) - Creative entrepreneurship and the potential for sustainable tourism development in Rotterdam - AESOP Annual Congress
  • Shirley Nieuwland (2018) - Urban Culture, Heritage and Tourism. Strategies for responsible urban tourism development in Rotterdam - Empowering Cities and Citizens Conference
  • Shirley Nieuwland & Mariangela Lavanga (2018) - Urban Tourism: Opportunities For Creative Entrepreneurs and Sustainable Tourism Development - ATLAS Annual Conference 2018 (Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research)
  • S (Shirley) Nieuwland (2018) - Regulating Airbnb: How cities deal with negative externalities of short-term rentals - Short-term tourism rentals: Observation, regulations and labor Reconfigurations.

  • Shirley Nieuwland (17 December 2020) - Promovendus Shirley Nieuwland leest een kerstboodschap - Promovendus Shirley Nieuwland leest een kerstboodschap
  • Shirley Nieuwland (3 November 2019) - How to rein in Airbnb - Quoted in Fast Company (Jessica Goodheart) about Airbnb regulations
  • S (Shirley) Nieuwland (1 November 2019) - Verloren paradijses / Paradise lost - Verloren paradijses / Paradise lost
  • Shirley Nieuwland (3 January 2019) - Strict new Dutch rules on Airbnb a blueprint to follow for our cities - Quoted in Irish Independent (John Meagher) about Airbnb regulations
  • Shirley Nieuwland (1 January 2019) - Interview for Ea. Magazine - Verloren Paradijsjes / Paradise Lost - Interview for Ea. Magazine - Verloren Paradijsjes / Paradise Lost

  • Shirley Nieuwland (2018) - Workshop: Short-term tourism rentals. Observation, Regulation and Labour reconfigurations - Workshop: Short-term tourism rentals. Observation, Regulation and Labour reconfigurations

  • Shirley Nieuwland (2019) - Invited Speaker - Models of Regulation for Airbnb - Airbnb Conference organised by Swiss Institute of Comparative Law

Bachelor's Thesis

Year Level
Pre-master, Pre-master, BA-3, Pre-master
Course Code
  • How to stimulate sustainable tourism?

    Een interview met Shirley Nieuwland, promovendus binnen Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens. Zij onderzoekt duurzaam toerisme in steden.

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