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Student
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Tatiana Gromova
The Use of Urban Space by Local Citizens and Tourists: the Case of Municipality of Peterhof
Sociology
(Bachelor’s programme)
2019
This paper is devoted to the study of the use of the urban space of the municipality of Peterhof by locals and tourists. It considers the difference of routes and locations of the most visited places. The time spent by local and tourists in the territory of tourist facilities and beyond its borders is analyzed. The perception of the territory of the municipality by locals and tourists is also considered. The main hypothesis of the study: the locals avoid the places frequented by visitors to the town, while tourists rarely spend time in sleeping areas and other places without objects typical of tourist walks.

This work contains a theoretical part, which deals with the relevant for the study, allowing to put forward hypotheses for the study. Also presented is a methodological part describing the study design, analysis of the collected data and results.

A street survey method using mental maps was used for data collection. The sample in this study is spontaneous in the amount of 138 people.

Analysis of the collected data refutes the main hypothesis, showing that local residents visit tourist sites, and tourists - territories without tourist sites. Temporary displacement of residents is not observed; however, it was found that residents spend less time in tourist places than tourists. However, there is an interdimensional displacement of residents and a partial temporary displacement of residents from the tourist space. The difference in the perception of the territory of Peterhof studied groups.

Keywords: use of urban space, locals, tourists, tourism, routes, perception

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