Ivan Šulc

Ivan Šulc
University of Zagreb · Department of Geography

PhD

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Introduction
Ivan Šulc currently works at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography. Ivan does research in Tourism and GIS. His main research interests are tourism and related spatial issues: coastal tourism, sustainable tourism, overtourism, impacts of tourism, COVID-19 and tourism, models of tourism development and use of GIS in tourism. He participates in three COST Actions (Underground4Value, MARGISTAR and TRACTS).
Additional affiliations
July 2017 - present
University of Zagreb
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Courses: Types of Tourism, Geographic Information Systems and Science (exercises), Cartographic Basis of GIS (exercises), Tourism Geography (seminar), Geography of East Asia (seminar), Fieldwork in Geography
July 2017 - present
University of Zagreb
Position
  • PhD Student
November 2014 - April 2015
University of Milan
Position
  • PhD Student (placement)
Education
November 2011 - April 2016
University of Zagreb
Field of study
  • Geography
September 2009 - April 2011
University of Zagreb
Field of study
  • Geography
September 2006 - September 2009
University of Zagreb
Field of study
  • Geography

Publications

Publications (49)
Technical Report
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U elaboratu je detaljno istraženo suburbano i ruralno područje Grada Zagreba. Predlažu se smjernice za oblikovanje razvojnih mjera. In the study, the suburban and rural areas of the City of Zagreb were studied in detail. Guidelines for the design of development measures are proposed.
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The chapter discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism industry in Croatia, and specifically examining the response of marginal areas in terms of further marginalisation and the potential for de-marginalisation. The study focuses on two selected areas—the mountain region of Delnice and Mrkopalj in Gorski kotar and the remote islan...
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Research results provide an insight into the profile, motivation and activities of visitors of mid-size cities in Central Europe, using Advent in Zagreb, Croatia, as a case study. It is based on a questionnaire survey conducted on a sample of visitors of the event. The event that spread tremendously from 3 to 30 locations in the period 2010-2019, a...
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Protected areas play a key role in nature conservation but are also crucial for tourism. There are international recommendations in nature conservation (IUCN), and several international conservation conventions exist. Nevertheless, the protection categories are different in each country, and the proportion of protected areas also varies. Here we co...
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The primary function of national parks (NPs) is nature conservation, but for the majority of them, tourism also plays an important role. Tourism generates significant incomes, but the benefits are often unequally distributed in space, as are the disadvantages. The karst regions are generally less developed terrains in terms of traditional livelihoo...
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Environmental Citizenship is one of the leading concepts of pro-environmental actions and awareness of people in their daily lives, as well as among stakeholders who directly or indirectly deal with the environment. This concept is new in Croatia, although some postulates have been included in some school and university courses. The main aim of thi...
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The chapter explains the relevance of Sustainable Development Goals (UN 2030 Agenda) in the context of the nexus of human-nature-built environment, and particularly future urban development.
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There is only one planet Earth, but by 2050, 9 billion people will live on the planet and consume as if there were three Earths (ICC, 2012; European Commission, 2020). Global consumption of materials such as biomass, fossil fuels, metals and minerals is expected to double over the next forty years, meanwhile annual waste generation is expected to i...
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This paper analyses impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Croatian tourism. The analysis is based on data on tourism arrivals, overnight stays and tourist beds in the period January – September in 2019 and 2020, as later data for 2020 was not available at the moment of writing. Generated from the online-registering system data was specially prepared b...
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The chapter analyses the quality of managing cultural heritage sites in Croatia, particularly those inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List, which are under growing pressure of overtourism. The analysis was performed by using qualitative and quantitative data on visitors of the UNESCO heritage and the most important impacts of tourism on destin...
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In this book, scale jumping potentials and approaches within regenerative practice are explored. It addresses the possibilities, problems and challenges of applying systems thinking to work towards the regenerative growth of our built environments. The publication presents the activities of the final RESTORE Working Group 5 (WG5) whose tasks were n...
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This collection of research is the result of fruitful collaboration between the Department of Geography of the University of Zagreb in Croatia, and the Department of Geography of the University of Primorska in Slovenia, which was implemented within the framework of a bilateral research pro-ject entitled “Comparative analysis of spatial development...
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This chapter investigates the role of Environmental Citizenship within the twenty-first-century societal issues of human activities – urban development, transport systems, tourism, and cultural heritage. The first part of the chapter analyses the relationship between Environmental Citizenship, urban development, and cultural landscapes. Cities are...
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SWOT analysis is an established and useful method to find the best path in solving a problem or making a decision. The aim of this chapter is to analyse the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Education for Environmental Citizenship in Croatia based on the answers of six experts in the fields of environment and education. Education...
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Environmental Citizenship has been one of the leading concepts of pro-environmental actions and consciousness of ordinary people in their everyday lives, as well as at stakeholders responsible for bringing decisions that have a direct or indirect impact on the environment. It has emerged along with other adjectival citizenship since the resurgence...
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Pojam kulturne baštine obuhvaća različita područja i najčešće se koristi definicija prema kojoj su „svi materijalni i nematerijalni tragovi, ostaci i proizvodi djelovanja ljudske vrste kroz evoluciju kulturna baština ili će to u određenom trenutku postati“. Uobičajena je podjela na pokretnu, nepokretnu i nematerijalnu baštinu, a s obzirom na pravni...
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Suburbs and rural areas around cities are considered to be the most dynamic parts of urban areas. Because of the introduction of new spatial elements and the intertwining of different functions in the service of the city, population and economy, these are areas of intense spatial transformation that have their reflection in the landscape. The state...
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The paper presents the life cycle of Dubrovnik Tourism Area and the attitudes of the local population towards tourism.
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The paper investigates central functions in the settlements in the Nova Gradiška Area and the commuting habits of the population towards cities outside the area to satisfy basic needs. Central functions were determined using desk methods and field survey, and they consisted of education, health services, supply, telecommunication, and self-governme...
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Industrial heritage is a gift from the human past. Ex-industrial sites are here to stay. Finding potential in them, despite their difficulties, is a major challenge that professional in the field will have to constantly face. This paper will analyze the actual condition of former industrial sites in the Southeastern Europe and also will give a clea...
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The paper investigates the tourism area life cycle of Dubrovnik, Croatia, a small city with historical core (Old City) listed on UNESCO World Heritage List, and the perception of tourism by its residents. Previous research conducted on heritage cities (e.g. Venice) demonstrated their resistance towards the decline of tourism, instead of which they...
Technical Report
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The study covers the area of Zagreb Urban Agglomeration organized for more efficient planning, coordination and implementation of regional development policy.
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General overview of IYGU 2016 activities by the CROATIA IYGU RAC The RAC Croatia was institutionally run by the Department of Geography, Faculty of Science at the University of Zagreb, leaded by the chair of the RAC prof. Borna Fuerst-Bjeliš and small working group of young researchers and students. There were no external partners supporting activ...
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POLIS University publishes the “Forum A+P” – Interdisciplinary Journal of Architecture and Scientific Environment”, the only scientific and cultural magazine in the Albanian –speaking countries on the fields of architecture and territory planning. This magazine is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science, the Academic Degrees Evaluation...
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The manual was created for the high school course Digital Cartography and contains description and excercises with basic operations in QGIS. It can be used by everyone who starts to work in GIS or who needs extra skills and knowledge.
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The paper analyses the life cycle of Korčula Island in the 1964-2012 period using Butler’s (1980) model, according to Lundtorp and Wanhil (2001) criteria. Tourism development was analysed within two separate life cycles, in respect of different factors, segmentation of tourist offer, forms of tourism and spatial processes. The first cycle was based...
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The main goal of the research is to apply the typology of tourist resorts based on the level of tourism development to the example of South Dalmatia, the southernmost littoral part of Croatia. The research is based on the methodological instruments of geographical analysis and synthesis and includes analysis of statistical data, GIS analysis and vi...
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FULL TEXT IS AVAILABLE AT: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=199106 The paper analyses the life cycle of Korčula Island in the 1964-2012 period using Butler’s (1980) model, according to Lundtorp and Wanhil (2001) criteria. Tourism development was analysed within two separate life cycles, in respect of different factors, se...
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In the period of socio-economic transition from the planned socialist economy to the capitalist market economy and recent economic crisis, that seems to have affected Croatia more seriously than the other members of the European Union, tourism in is concerned as the most prosperous and successful economic activity. However, it is marked by many iss...
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Croatia has 2375 km of borders, which makes great share of its territory the borderland. It is represented almost exclusively by marginalized rural areas remote form larger urban centres and is characterized by negative demographic and socio-economic processes. Even though those processes were present in other EU member states, only some of them ma...
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The traditional way of life on small islands throughout the word is in danger. This paper, a case study of Ilovik, one particular small island in the Adriatic Sea, examines how negative demographic trends impact socio-economic and environmental processes and present special challenges to planning and implementing sustainable development. The primar...
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Evolucijom teorije države, teritorija i granice iz modernog poimanja u postmoderno, u smislu erozije suvereniteta, deteritorijalizacije i globalizacije, pojavljuje se pojam pograničnih područja (borderlands). Taj se pojam odnosi na pogranične regije unutar više država i njihovu međusobnu suradnju. Često je na takav način u literaturi posebno naglaš...
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Regarding worthy and numerous natural resources and cultural heritage, almost 6000 km of the Adriatic coast, long tourism tradition and geographical position in Central Europe near main tourist markets, Croatia has outstanding perspectives for development of tourism. On the other hand, four fifths of its territory is affected by the intensive depop...
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This paper examines realities on Croatia-Slovenia border in the past twenty years. This borderline changed its hardness/openness four times in the mentioned period. The aim of the paper is to research how this “wall” influenced territorial identities in the borderland, attitude of the local population towards the border, and cross border commuting...
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Despite their geopolitical importance for nation states, borderlands often represent rural periphery remote from urban centres and characterized by the intensive depopulation and economic setback. Examples of many European countries have witnessed demographic and economic revitalization and re-evaluation driven by the cross border cooperation, comm...
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Regarding worthy and numerous natural resources and cultural heritage, almost 6000 km of the Adriatic coast, long tourism tradition and geographical position in Central Europe near main tourist markets, Croatia has outstanding perspectives for development of tourism. On the other hand, four fifths of its territory is affected by the intensive depop...
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Regarding worthy and numerous natural resources and cultural heritage, almost 6000 km of the Adriatic coast, long tourism tradition and geographical position in Central Europe near main tourist markets, Croatia has outstanding perspectives for development of tourism. On the other hand, four fifths of its territory is affected by the intensive depop...
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The study analyses the role of the Mljet National Park and tourism under the demographic, economic and environmental changes on Mljet Island in order to estimate their implications for sustainable development. Key indicators have been determined according to statistical data, a field survey and interviews with local inhabitants and representatives...
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FULL TEXT IS AVAILABLE AT: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=128722 The study analyses the role of the Mljet National Park and tourism under the demographic, economic and environmental changes on Mljet Island in order to estimate their implications for sustainable development. Key indicators have been determined according...
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Marginalization is often contemplated in the spatial relation of the core (center) and the periphery. Mljet, as well as majority of Croatian islands has represented triple periphery in relation to actual cores of development in Croatia: 1. the capital city Zagreb, 2. regional centres (especially Dubrovnik) and 3. the coast. Growing differences in t...
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Croatia and its islands are deeply affected by depopulation as a consequence of emigration, unfavourable birth rates and death rates increase resulting in rapidly ageing population. A good example of such processes and their implications on sustainable development is Ilovik, a small island located in the northern Adriatic. In June 2011, a survey of...
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Zaštićena područja (posebno nacionalni parkovi) na Sredozemlju, smješteni na obali, otocima ili u neposrednom zaleđu predstavljaju prostor interesa i intenzivnog okupljanja turista i često su u funkciji zaštite prirodne sredine te obnavljanja i očuvanja tradicionalnog kulturnog pejzaža ; usporavanja ili zaustavljanja negativnih demografskih procesa...

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To identify and connect, across all the WGs, currently disjointed monodisciplinary projects on traces to integrate and create dialogue between diverse theoretical and methodological approaches. To solidify, extend, and cluster existing research connections into what can become a reflexive European approach to traces in areas of Social Justice (WG2), Climate Change (WG3) and Technology (WG4). To develop interdisciplinary ethical reflexivity to address the challenges posed by the legacies of traces in the context of colonialism and mass violence (WG2), climate change (WG3), and technological development (WG4) in Europe and globally. To engage practitioners to develop and communicate creative and impactful research. The Action will collaborate with heritage practitioners, NGOs, citizen associations, activist communities and creative industries at the EU, national, and local level. To engage with novel forms of collaborative and experimental practice that seek to increase public engagement and amplify the dissemination of research findings.
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The aim of the project is to establish ideal-type interdisciplinary criteria for evaluating modernisation and (post-)transition processes in Croatian rural areas based on a case study of the rural Lika area. The proposed subject will be studied by employing contemporary modernization theories and development theories, in which an innovative approach to methodology based on mixed methods will be used. The topic that will be researched is the effect of (delayed) modernization and (post-)transition processes on Croatian rural areas. These processes shall be studied by analysing historical sources, demographic data, economic indicators and through a qualitative research: by conducting two hundred semi-structured interviews (microethnography – four stages of research in two rounds) at the national level. The project is based on the assumption that known and scientifically evaluated negative modernization and (post-)transition processes of a concrete rural area can serve as a laboratory for studying other rural areas, both the areas in which the mentioned process have significantly developed, and those areas whose basic indicators are positive. Therefore, the results of the project shall be relevant with regard to development policies and they are expected to significantly contribute to the socio-economic development of Croatian rural areas.
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The main issue is the following: • Karst terrains are unfavourable for traditional farming → disadvantage for local people (depopulation, etc.) • Karst terrains are vulnarable → need for protection • Karst terrains have spectacular features (caves, collapse sinkholes, gorges) → suitable for tourism Are National Parks the solution? In fact, many karst areas are protected by national parks, which may provide employment for local people, protect biotic and abiotic values and promote tourism. Our study questions in relation with karstic national parks: 1) Biodiversity vs Geodiversity - Which one is more important: the protection of geo(morpho)logical values or the living environment? 2) NP vs Local People - Do local people accept, are they pleased with the national park? 3) NP vs Tourists - What are the conflicts between conservation and tourism? 4) NP vs Time - How have the aims and tools of national parks changed through time? 5) Climate change: Is climate change an important issue in karst national parks?