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This document, the first research Deliverable (D2.1) of the SMARTDEST project, presents the conceptual, methodological and empirical framework of the research. Its structure is typical of a wide literature review, ordering and connecting the different approaches and results of many strands of research into cities and space, tourism and other forms of mobility, and social exclusion that are esteemed relevant for this project, under the overarching epistemological entry point of the mobilities paradigm. However, it also proposes how from these starting points the project moves forward to attain its research objectives, identifying research gaps in the existing literature and proposing new research questions (RQs) and empirical developments.
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