Paula Remoaldo

Paula Remoaldo
University of Minho · Departamento de Geografia (DGEO)

Ph.D.

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Introduction
I am Full Professor in University of Minho (Portugal) in the Department of Geography. I got my PhD in Human Geography in 1999 with co-direction of the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). My research interests are Regional and Local Development, Cultural Tourism, Creative Tourism and Health Geography. Between 2017 and 2020 I was the Head of the Department of Geography and in the period 2017-2020 the Director of Lab2PT (Laboratory of Landscape, Heritage and Territory).
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October 2015 - July 2017
University of Minho
Position
  • Managing Director
October 2015 - July 2017
University of Minho
Position
  • Managing Director
October 2015 - July 2017
University of Minho
Position
  • Managing Director

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Publications (291)
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Throughout her life, the woman is confronted with tales of experiences and stories which are eternally passed on from parents to children, which in rare cases precede beliefs and myths determinants of their behaviours. These beliefs and myths generate fears and worries from which a woman bases the representation of her pregnancy. The main objective...
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Residents are crucial stakeholders in tourism development and their perceptions towards this activity have been studied since the 1970s. Since then, studies in this area have expanded considerably, including review papers. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate this evolution and to explore critically methodologies applied in studies about reside...
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The surface urban heat island is one of the main causes for the decrease in bioclimatic comfort in areas with heterogeneous surface patterns, especially in the summer. The municipality of Porto has characteristics of land use and roofing materials provide thermal and radiative properties that are widely disseminated. The present study seeks to infl...
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This chapter pinpoints a chronological and a thematic literature review on the concept of Creative Tourism. Even if the concept emerged twenty-one years ago, its definition keeps being discussed, and different approaches are available. Born in the late 1990s, it developed rapidly. This rapid evolution resulted from a very open, flexible, and local...
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Although there are not data to attest to the growth of various Creative Tourism experiences worldwide, the expectation of their increase is consistent with the strength of the nowadays markets and the strategies and changes needed to sustain this growth at the twenty-first century. So, it will be relevant to follow the new trends, changes and chall...
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The objective of this research was to identify approximations between the microregion of Itajubá (BR) and the District of Braga (PT) within the scope of economic, social, and sustainable development from the Cultural Economics and Creative Tourism. Data production was carried out on two fronts: census bases of the National Institute of Statistics (...
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Urban tourism's impact on intra-urban temperature differences and the latter's influence on thermal comfort in public space, in a context of climate change, is still not clear. When it comes to urban tourism, few are the studies which assess human thermal comfort in the form of visual and cartographic representation. This paper seeks to fill this g...
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Santiago de Compostela is one of the best-known pilgrimage routes globally, and it connects many countries in Europe. Its historic center was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. This article aims to assess the types and quality of social interaction among residents and visitors (city users) of this particular World Heritage City. Ma...
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This communication proposes to represent the spatial and temporal distribution of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) and its effects on thermal comfort in a context of tourism activity in a climate change scenario. This study is part of the thematic of tourism climatology, a topic that has not yet been addressed in Portugal and in international scope and...
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The Portuguese Way of St. James is traveled by people seeking well-being, self-therapy, or answers to their personal and religious/spiritual issues. The evaluation of the landscape and its senses and how these may contribute to the well-being of pilgrims are subjects that have been little explored. This research was carried out to understand how th...
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Existem muito estudos que se reportam ao Caminho de Santiago, mas poucos se têm dedicado à avaliação da paisagem e aos sentidos experienciados pelo peregrino. Barcelos é um município do Caminho Português a Santiago que constitui um bom laboratório de análise destes elementos. Tendo por base estes pressupostos foi realizado um estudo em 2020 e em 20...
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When climate change became a global concern in the 1980s, mitigation was considered the best strategy to address all challenges. For a long time, it was thought possible to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs), which, according to many experts, brought on an unfit adaptation. There are international agreements designed to...
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The narrative of sustainable tourism transition in a context of adaptation to climate change is very relevant internationally. The availability and sharing of knowledge and information is a basic requirement for the successful planning of the tourism sector regarding this phenomenon. Planning adaptation in the urban tourism sector is widely regarde...
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Even though the residents’ perceptions on the tourist activity have been thoroughly investigated in the last three decades, there are still few similar studies on destinations that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The research presented in this article assesses the perception of the residents of the municipality of Santiago de Compostela...
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A great diversity of definitions of creative tourists exist, ranging from those who refer to visitors of dance, art, or handicraft workshops, to those who include people who take up temporary artistic resi�dences to practice their creative expression and develop their art forms. In recent decades, we have observed the emergence of a new genera...
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A utilização de práticas colaborativas na investigação em turismo procura repensar os espaços face aos fluxos gerados pela atividade turística, às funções do espaço construído (edifícios, alojamentos, equipamentos e infraestruturas), à geração e estímulo de sociabilidades e à compreensão de intervenções pontuais. Este tipo de abordagem deve ter em...
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A alteração climática designada de Ilha de Calor Urbano (ICU), que pode ocorrer ao nível local, incidindo nas áreas urbanas, tende a acentuar as diferenças existentes entre as áreas urbanas e rurais. Tendo por base estes pressupostos realizou-se, em 2019 e em 2020, um estudo que teve como principais objetivos: determinar a intensidade da ICU de sup...
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A narrativa da transição do turismo sustentável para um contexto de adaptação às alterações climáticas é muito relevante nas políticas definidas a nível internacional. A disponibilidade e a partilha de conhecimento e de informação são requisitos básicos para o planeamento do setor turístico, nomeadamente em áreas urbanas. O planeamento do setor de...
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This book provides a synthesis of current research and international best practice, including practitioner perspectives and a range of case study examples. It covers types of creative tourist, trends, designing and implementing creative tourism products, embedding activities in a community and place, and addressing sustainability challenges.
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Methodological approaches on residents' perception to tourism. In this pedagogical chapter, the main methods of analyzing residents' perception of tourism are systematized. To assess the validity of these premises, the municipality of Boticas was used as a case study. Residents are a fundamental piece of the puzzle that must be put together to achi...
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This article is featured in the Frontline section. The analysis of the impacts of the pandemic continues in “Socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Marriages in Spain”, where Ana Gutiérrez Sanchis, Paula Remoaldo and Carlos Martínez de Ibarreta Zorita, discuss the results of a study concerning marriages in Spain during the first wave o...
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Tourism is one of the fastest growing economic sectors on an international scale. Based on this growth, it became necessary to consider climatic-meteorological conditions as determinants for boosting tourism in some geographical areas. The main objective of this paper is to characterize the perception of bioclimatic comfort of tourists who visited...
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One of the major challenges’ tourism faces today is climate change, which inevitably involves adjusting many destinations and tourists to new scenarios. For that, a literature review about the link between tourism and climate is mandatory. Therefore, the present paper aims to establish the evolution of the relationship between tourism and climate,...
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This paper seeks to analyse the relationship between regional development and creative tourism. Based on a bibliometric survey made through the use of the Google Scholar and Academia.edu databases, its main aim is to report the correlations found in the literature regarding the concepts of development and creative tourism. The literature review fol...
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Este artigo analisa a relação entre desenvolvimento regional e o turismo criativo. A partir de um levantamento bibliométrico realizado nas bases de dados Google Scholar e Academia.edu, tem como objetivo principal identificar as relações encontradas na literatura entre os conceitos de desenvolvimento e os de turismo criativo. A revisão da literatura...
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The Government of Spain declared the first State of Alarm and National Lockdown on 14th March 2020, which was extended until 21st June, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those 3 months with a severe lockdown in Spain had a lot of consequences. It affected to all the demographic dynamics and, of course, other aspects such as health and economy. About ma...
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The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak (in early 2020) has dictated significant changes in society and territories by anticipating trends, changing priorities, and creating challenges, which are manifested in the territories. These are influenced by the levels of economic, cultural, and social restructuring, in the measures implemented by public administra...
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O presente artigo analisa a relação entre patrimônio cultural imaterial e turismo na perspectiva de um dos agentes sociais que atua no campo patrimonial, o Estado, por meio das instituições responsáveis pelos processos de salvaguarda em Santa Catarina. Para tanto, explorou o significado atribuído a esta relação e verificou a presença de aspectos tu...
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Abstract Purpose: The main objective of this paper is to analyse the perception of bioclimatic comfort by tourists who visited the city of Porto. The results of the investigation carried out during the summer of 2019, the winter of 2019-2020 and the summer of 2020 are presented. Methodology: The study is based on the use of primary data, resulting...
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The reduced demographic dynamic of certain low-density areas, in conjunction with the inability to undertake local and regional public initiatives, in particular those that require the commitment of local stakeholders, has contributed to the weakness of the social and economic framework of such areas, including those in Portugal. In view of this fa...
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The reduced demographic dynamic of certain low-density areas, in conjunction with the inability to undertake local and regional public initiatives, in particular those that require the commitment of local stakeholders, have contributed to the weakness of the social and economic framework of such areas, including those in Portugal. In view of this f...
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The aim of this investigation is to identify the relationship which can be found in the literature between creative tourism and local development, using a bibliometric inventory made in scientific databases (Academia.edu, Econlit, Google Scholar, CAPES Journals, Redalyc, Scielo.org, SCOPUS, and Web of Science, among others) as research method. In g...
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Desde a década de 1990 que tem sido significativa a aposta de inúmeras cidades, e, consequentemente, dos respetivos atores políticos, no acolhimento de grandes eventos. Nesse processo, as grandes cidades tomaram a liderança. Decorrente disso, este tipo de eventos vem constituindo uma importante temática da investigação realizada em turismo e em des...
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Resumo: Os principais objetivos da nossa investigação realizada entre 2014 e 2015 foram os seguintes: identificar o perfil e as motivações do visitante enogastronómico em Guimarães; compreender o fenómeno designado por turismo de gastronomia e vinhos; contribuir para um melhor conhecimento do perfil dos visitantes do município de Guimarães. A ident...
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O turismo é um dos setores económicos que mais tem crescido à escala internacional. Tendo por base este crescimento, torna-se necessário considerar as condições climático-meteorológicas como determinantes para o impulsionamento do turismo em algumas áreas geográficas, mais ainda no contexto de aquecimento global. Além disso, a avaliação de que form...
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Creative tourism is a quite recent tourism segment that has been rapidly diffused all over the world. Nevertheless, studies on this segment were not concerned, until present, with the differences in gender intention, evaluation and the overall satisfaction regarding creative tourism activities. For that, this paper examines these three components f...
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Although the Galo de Barcelos (Barcelos rooster) has been used since many decades ago as a symbolic element of the Portuguese culture and as a tourist souvenir of Portugal, there are few studies that have focused on the impacts of tourism in the municipality where this icon was born. In addition to the ceramic tradition, there are other tourist res...
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Nesta obra reúnem-se cerca de meia centena de textos que retratam, a partir de diferente experiências, perspetivas e olhares disciplinares, a forma como a pandemia provocada pelo vírus SARS-CoV-2 foi sentida na Universidade do Minho, a primeira universidade portuguesa a ser atingida pelos seus efeitos, a partir de 7 de março de 2020. Os contributos...
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Although cultural tourists increasingly seek to experience cultural events actively and to directly engage in creative activities, empirical knowledge about the creative tourist remains limited. This study aims to characterize the motivations and profile of creative tourists. The data was collected through a survey of participants in creative touri...
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Tourism is a process constructed out of gendered societies and all aspects of tourism-related development and activity are embody in gender relations. Although it is commonly believed that nowadays the differences between the travel patterns of men and women are less pronounced than before, gender differences still remain. This study examines the i...
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A large number of destinations have been experimenting a changeover from the current massified cultural tourism to a creative tourism model. In this new model of tourism, urban territories have been privileged by its implementation, and in the past 20 years, urban studies on cultural and creative industries and initiatives have been taking place in...
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This paper summarizes the presently available knowledge about the association between low-frequency noise and its effects on health. A database was constructed with a total of 142 articles published between 2016 and 2019 regarding low-frequency noise exposure and its effects on health. A total of 39 articles were analysed in depth. The articles wer...
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Recommendation from family and friends is considered to be the most credible source in the travel decision-making process. Since studies on destination loyalty focus on this variable, this study investigated tourists’ motivations, perceived attributes of the city and satisfaction obtained from the visit by comparing the following two groups: those...
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Over the years, cultural mapping methods have been used in several applications and contexts, for diverse cultural assets and to create new conditions for the development of local and regional resources. These methods were inspired by the development of big urban centres and regions, which have been the great engine of cultural mapping growth. The...
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Over the years, cultural mapping methods have been used in several applications and contexts, for diverse cultural assets and to create new conditions for the development of local and regional resources. These methods were inspired by the development of big urban centres and regions, which have been the great engine of cultural mapping growth. The...
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Os Big Data, e de forma específica os Location-Based Social Network-LBSN, apareceram como uma forma de valorizar a informação através de abordagens que relacionam as interações dos residentes e turistas, de modo a contribuir para uma gestão mais efetiva dos territórios. No presente estudo é concretizada uma análise nas fotografias compartilhadas no...
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Joinville is the biggest city of Santa Catarina State (Brazil) and its main economic activity is industry. The service sector is expanding rapidly and tourism has been gaining momentum, especially regarding business and events. Although tourism is also an important economic activity, there were no studies about residents' perception regarding it in...
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This article analyses the managerial practices implemented by international organisations that provide platforms for promoting and carrying out creative tourism activities and workshops. The methodology of this research was conducted in four phases. The first phase consisted of Internet-based research to identify organisations involved in creative...
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The recognition of the role of tourism planners in seeking to contribute to local residents’ well-being by mitigating the potential costs of tourism development has been given more attention in the last decades. Several studies on the perception of positive or negative impacts, based on sustainability (namely the three pillars: economic, sociocultu...
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Noise pollution is the second most harmful environmental stressor in Europe. Portugal is the fourth European country most affected by noise pollution, whereby 23.0% of the population is affected. This article aims to analyze the effects of exposure to low frequency noise pollution, emitted by power poles and power lines, on the population’s well-be...
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Resumo Este artigo tem por base uma investigação realizada entre novembro de 2013 e janeiro de 2017, na Universidade do Minho (Portugal), sobre os docentes da Universidade Óscar Ribas (UOR) (Angola). Foi alicerçado num referencial teórico, a Psicodinâmica do Trabalho de Christophe Dejours, e teve como objetivos analisar os sintomas biopsicossociais...
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Equitable access to health services is a critical goal for overcoming health disparities, and many reform efforts have been carried out worldwide to improve equity. This case study from Portugal, using geospatial analysis of public transportation access points and health services shows that, in this case, reform efforts failed because they didn't t...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to address the gaps in research on strategic planning for the social impacts of small-scale events in rural areas and small cities. This is achieved by investigating the social utility inferred by small-scale art festivals with a creative tourism element in terms of increasing social capital and positive social...
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Joinville, localizada no Estado de Santa Catarina, Brasil, é a maior cidade do Estado e tem sua economia voltada, principalmente às atividades industriais. O setor de serviços está em expansão e o turismo tem se destacado, sendo o segmento de negócios e eventos o mais importante para o destino. Embora o turismo represente uma importante atividade e...
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During the last nineteen years, we have facilitated an increase of publications related to creative tourism. In 2000, we began following a more structured practice, and after the contribution of a few other authors (e.g., Pearce and Butler, 1993), Richards and Raymond convinced us to pursue the development of a new segment of tourism, which can be...
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As últimas décadas têm vindo a revelar a saturação de inúmeros destinos turísticos, algo que urge contrariar. O turístico criativo, segmento de maior qualidade, constituí, potencialmente, uma resposta ao cenário existente. Tendo por base este pressuposto, foi concretizada uma abordagem qualitativa considerando as principais instituições que estão a...
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The European Capitals of Culture (ECOC) is the most ambitious cultural, collaborative programme in Europe. Up until 2000, ECOC projects were hosted by several national capitals and principal cultural cities in Europe. In the second phase, the programme also began to discover second-tier and less well-known cities hidden in the shadow of the cultura...
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After addressing the "state of the art" about migrant entrepreneurship, and reviewing the literature and methodological description, the reader is invited to "travel", separately, through the various territories analyzed, in the sense of an individualized perception and focused to the regional scale, to which follows a final and conclusive analysis...
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A mobilidade tem sido objeto de numerosos estudos. No entanto, este fenômeno tem sido estudado como se ele fosse tipicamente citadino. Todavia, o deslocamento entre o campo e a cidade realizado pelos rurais de forma rotineira revela novas dimensões sociodemográficas dos pequenos municípios, pós-anos 1990. O objetivo deste artigo foi, justamente, an...
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This study investigates the likelihood of tourists to repeat a visit to a cultural destination. We use a sample of 432 tourists who had visited Guimarães, Portugal. A cluster analysis separates visitors according to their opinion of the city's attributes. Afterward, a logistic regression analyses the variables that affect the likelihood of revisiti...
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Atentos ao completo e rigoroso estudo empírico realizado por uma equipa de investigadores do Instituto Politécnico de Beja, o festival musical Meo Sudoeste é bem o exemplo de um evento cuja continuidade merece ser ponderada (referimo-nos à dimensão de apoio público à sua organização já que a componente de negócio interessará sobretudo ao seu promot...
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It is still hard to reach a consensus on the concept of creative tourism even if it emerged in 2000, with Richards and Raymond, as a new segment of tourism that can offer tourists the opportunity of co-creating and developing their creative potential. One of its characteristics is that it is quite open and flexible regarding its adaptation to local...
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A consensus has not yet been reached worldwide regarding the concept of creative tourism. Since 2000, it has generally been considered as a kind of tourism that can offer tourists the opportunity to co-create and develop their creative potential. To identify and analyze the nature of existing creative tourism practices today, we carried out an inve...
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The emergence of technological systems with computerized cartographic application allowed the resolution of certain military problems between the 1950s and 1960s. The first GIS was created in Canada Geographic Information Systems in 1964 for Tomlinson. At this time, GIS was in a consolidation phase in multiple areas and for various purposes. The ge...
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The use of new photo sharing services in social networks has favoured a perception of the interests of locals and visitors. The photos presented in these networks are geocoded by the users, residents or visitors, allowing extensive databases to be obtained. The research that was conducted between 2015 and 2016 followed an essentially quantitative a...
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The Brazilian official statistics show that the country is mainly urban, while authors including Veiga (2002) and Miranda and Silva (2013) present a more rural Brazil. The absence of a uniform way to define the rural areas in Bra-zil has led to diffused data about rural Brazil's size. Therefore, are Brazilian regions predominantly urban, rural or i...
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The aim of this paper is to evaluate the impact of exposure to low-frequency noise in residential areas, where there are power poles and power lines, in the human auditory system. A methodology to assess discomfort due to the low-frequency noise as well as audiometric tests exclusively for the low frequencies is proposed. Two predominantly urban ar...
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Nowadays there is the emergence of a new type of visitors. This 'new' tourist has a new role as producer of the products and experiences that he himself consumes and is therefore called the “creative consumer” or simply a “creative tourist”. Defining the concept of creative tourism and who the creative tourists are, is not an easy task. In this sen...
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The United Nations declared that the year of 2007 was the first time in human history when the majority of the world’s people were not living in rural areas. However, there is neither in literature nor in any official agency a clear definition of what “rural” is. There are authors trying to create a rurality index, which contributes to delineate “r...
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Resumo O presente artigo tem por base uma investigação em curso, iniciada em 2013, na Universidade do Minho, sobre os docentes da Universidade Óscar Ribas (Angola) e tem como principais objectivos: caraterizar as condições de trabalho e organização do trabalho docente na Universidade Óscar Ribas (U.O.R.); analisar os sintomas biopsicossociais e os...
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Introduction: The aim of this article is to assess the impacts of low frequency noise, emitted by high-voltage lines and power poles, on the perception of discomfort, comparing two different groups of inhabitants (exposed and unexposed groups) in two areas in the Northwest of Portugal. It proposes a new oriented methodology to assess discomfort due...
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Considering the importance of tourists' satisfaction in regards to their intentions of revisiting the destination and providing word-of-mouth referrals, this study attempts to investigate the differences between first time and repeated visitors in terms of the perceived attributes of cultural/heritage destinations, tourists' satisfaction and intent...