Symposium: resilient coastal leisure environments
13. March 2013

The Northeastern University School of Architecture hosted a one day symposium which included professionals, scholars and graduate students working on issues related to the "Comparative Study of Urban Rehabilitation Strategies in the Algarve, Portugal and Dalmatia, Croatia". Over the last year, a team of researchers in Portugal, Croatia and Boston have been considering how future tourism development might better be leveraged to create more resilient coastal environments, using the Algarve and Dalmatia as comparative case studies. The study has been further investigated through a year-long graduate research studio at Northeastern University entitled Resilient Coastal Leisure Environments, in cooperation with the EUVG School of Architecture in Coimbra, Portugal.
The symposium utilized a series of contemporary projects in various stages of completion to frame broader issues of tourism development and urban resilience. The discussion panels were recorded and will be published as part of a publication on this topic in 2014.
Saša Begović presented the project of Hotel Lone, a part of a larger project of reconstruction of a socialist tourist resort in the city of Rovinj, at the symposium, and participated in the panel discussion together with Tanja Grozdanić Begović. Read more about the symposium here.