It’s supporting local gems that reinvest back into the community. Anti-tourism comes from a desire to get to know a place not from an outsider’s perspective, but from the guidance of local culture.
It considers surprisingly controversial concepts such as gentrification, accessibility, safety for all people, and the affects on multiple types of local economies.
Like by riding public transit. Or getting to know a city by bicycle. Anti-tourism is catching a local band at a gritty dive bar. Anti-tourism is getting to know the real history of place. Anti-tourism, in its most basic form, is responsible travel.
and homelessness as a byproduct of larger, more systemic failures. How do redlining, gentrification, and population growth play into the story of housing?
How can Denver grow in a healthy way that also allows for a. housing for the unhoused, b. affordability for low to middle income populations, and c. flexibility for those interested in alternative housing forms such as tiny homes?