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. Nieuwland & M. Lavanga (2020). The consequences of “the capital of Cool”. Creative entrepreneurs and the sustainable development of tourism in the urban context of Rotterdam. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1-18. doi: 10.1080/09669582.2020.1841780
S. Nieuwland (2020). Sustainable tourism & placemaking in Valencia, Spain, a co-creative process? THE INC Annual Conference: Online conference (2020, juni 10 - 2020, juni 11).
S. Nieuwland (2019). Creative entrepreneurship and the potential for sustainable tourism development in Rotterdam. AESOP Annual Congress: Venice (2019, juli 9 - 2019, juli 13).
S. Nieuwland (2019). Co-creation of the creative city, a strategy for sustainable urban tourism? RGS Annual International Conference: London (2019, augustus 27 - 2019, augustus 30).
S. Nieuwland (2018). Urban Culture, Heritage and Tourism. Strategies for responsible urban tourism development in Rotterdam. Empowering Cities and Citizens Conference: Rotterdam (2018, november 6 - 2018, november 6).
S. Nieuwland (2018). Regulating Airbnb: How cities deal with negative externalities of short-term rentals. Workshop: Short-term tourism rentals. Observation, Regulation and Labour reconfigurations: Paris (2018, maart 15).
S. Nieuwland & M. Lavanga (2018). Urban Tourism: Opportunities For Creative Entrepreneurs and Sustainable Tourism Development. ATLAS Annual Conference 2018 (Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research): Copenhagen (2018, september 26 - 2018, september 29).