Barriers and challenges to sustainable physical planning for mountain destinations and second-home developments in the mountain region of south-eastern Norway: the reign of governments or developers?

Authors

  • Even Tjørve Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Organisation Science, P.O. Box 952, 2604 Lillehammer, Norway image/svg+xml
  • Kathleen Tjørve Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Organisation Science, P.O. Box 952, 2604 Lillehammer, Norway image/svg+xml
  • Kelvin Owusu Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Organisation Science, P.O. Box 952, 2604 Lillehammer, Norway image/svg+xml https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5902-3694

Keywords:

neoliberal planning, ski destination, second home, mountain resort

Abstract

 

The number of hotels in the mountains of south-eastern Norway has decreased over the last three decades, with a concurrent increase in the number of modern, privately-owned second homes. The growth of second-home villages and associated commercial activity has produced sustainability issues. The shift in the planning and development process from the local government to private developers has resulted in a piece-by-piece process with the loss of sight of long-term consequences. This short review discusses the causes of uncontrolled or poor planning of mountain regions; in particular, the neoliberal trend in physical planning and the problem of small local communities.

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2022-11-17

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Tjørve, E., Tjørve, K., & Owusu, K. (2022). Barriers and challenges to sustainable physical planning for mountain destinations and second-home developments in the mountain region of south-eastern Norway: the reign of governments or developers?. European Spatial Research and Policy. Retrieved from https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/esrap/article/view/13518

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    Grant numbers 2019-1-PL01-KA203-064946