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Contested places in the age of overtourism – the case of the „Andräviertel" in Salzburg
Helena Atteneder1, Christine Lohmeier2
1University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; 2University of Salzburg, Austria
Sped up by ubiquitous computing, cloud technology, extended network paradigms, algorithmic processing and sorting, datafication and artificial intelligence, place becomes a “hybrid”, multi-layered construct that consists of technology, (social-) (inter-)action, post-human (Rose, 2017) decisions/agency, spatio-material determination (for example infrastructure), and digital extensibility (Adams, 1995, 2017). With a backdrop on social constructivist and SCOT perspectives, digital placemaking then becomes a process of the mutual or “the reciprocal shaping of technology, the social, and space/place” (Fast, Ljungberg, & Braunerhielm, 2019, p. 90). We assume that the notions of identity, community and memory become extendable across time and locality by means of digital placemaking.
Against this background, this paper seeks to examine how place is re- and co-constructed in the case of the “Andräviertel” in Salzburg, Austria which is on the threshold of becoming the new "trendy" area. Salzburg is known for overtourism and its strong tourist industry lobby which is in a state of permanent tension with needs and interests of the local community. Employing an online ethnographic approach, our first aim is to map how digital placemaking takes form for the Andräviertel. In a second step, we will analyse how dimensions of power, privilege and precariousness intersect with digital placemaking and the claiming of material places.
Measuring Ultrafine Particle Concentrations at Salzburg Airport: Using the Airport Closure due to Runway Reconstruction as a Natural Experiment
Marcel Wilhelmus Vorage1, Pierre Madl2, Alexander Kranabetter3, Herbert Lettner2
1Salzburg University of Education Stefan Zweig; 2University of Salzburg, Department of Chemistry and Physics of Materials; 3Federal State of Salzburg, Department of Emission Control
During April and May 2019 Salzburg Airport was closed for five weeks due to runway renovation. As a result, no plane landed or took off during this period. The present study therefore offered a rare opportunity to perform a field study to investigate the concentration of the ultrafine particle number in prior, during and after completion of the renovation work. As expected, the sharp particle concentration peaks resulting from landings and take-offs during normal operation were no longer encountered during the construction phase. An increase in ultrafine-particle concentration of 1,000 to 2,000 cm-3 (06-23 h average value) over normal LTO-related emissions could be observed at the measurement site 140 m away from the runway as a result of the construction activity (24 hours/day and 7 days/week for the duration of the construction site) caused by the high turnover of construction vehicles. Nonetheless, the comparison of normal LTO vs. construction operation related particle counts revealed a sharp increase in aerosol concentrations of 3,000 to 4,000 cm-3 due to air traffic.