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De la station ressource pour le territoire au territoire pour la station. Le cas des stations de moyenne montagne périurbaines de Grenoble.

Abstract : The difficulties of the current winter sports season point the fragilities of the way of tourism development adopted by the mid-mountain resorts. Issues of the period of post-war reconstruction, these resorts are built in the fordist context covering development policies. The model of integrated resorts designs them as growth poles whose functionality and rationality are supposed to suffice their performance. Thus, their competitiveness is only envisaged in quantitative terms (mainly, economies of scale and linear tracks). However, the prospects of global warming and increasing competition on the tourism market directly questioning their status as locomotive of development. The uncertainties associated with a mono-activity Alpine Skiing to encourage a renewal of public policy for land development in the search for new ways of economic development. Diversification is the watchword adopted by all.

Therefore, the territory is no longer seen as a neutral support for a growth pole from which the development spreads. On the contrary, it appears as a pool of resources under exploited, even though they are particularly strategic in relation to the renewal forms of competitiveness. Taken in the dynamics of territorial construction (which they were born at the same time contributing to its renewal), these resources appear to be specific. They can be placed on strategies for differentiation, qualitative rather than quantitative. The concepts of Territorial Quality Rent and territorialized basket of goods and services form the basis of our research on the mobilization of purely territorial added value.

In the case of winter sports resorts, the development of a generic tourism under the influence of Snow Plan in France is a particular observation case. Indeed, the local realization of these productive tools contribute to the construction of Localized Tourism System. Paradoxically, to look at resorts from this point of view means taking account of both the specifics of the organization of ski production from one resort to another, but also to consider the distribution of generic way of development and its impact on scarcity of specifics resources. Thus, the diversification of the tourism offer in mid-mountain resorts question territorial anchorage forms and their their ability to mobilize territorial resources .

To study these development paths, the thesis proposes to look at periurban resorts of Grenoble representing a laboratory of the actuals trends. Based on a variety of tools, interviews, geographic information and statistical approach, we propose to study the overthrow of the power relationship between resort and territory as successives engines for local development.
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Hugues François. De la station ressource pour le territoire au territoire pour la station. Le cas des stations de moyenne montagne périurbaines de Grenoble.. Géographie. Université Joseph-Fourier - Grenoble I, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00185781⟩

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