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Dr Macià Blázquez Salom
Senior Lecturer

Dr Macià Blázquez Salom


Brief CV

Degree in Geography (University of the Balearic Islands, 1989) and Master in Regional Planning (University of Aberdeen, 1993). PhD in Geography (UIB, 1996) on nature conservation and tourism. Associate Professor of Geography (UIB, 1998). Member of the Research Group on Territory and Sustainability (GIST), where he works on territorial tourism planning, particularly of urban development and natural resources management.

He has participated recently in the projects entitled:

From 2016 to 2018, '"Crisis and restructuring of tourist areas of the Spanish coast" (CSO2015-64468-P) of the Ministry of Economy and Competitivety. From 2013 to 2015. 'Geographies of the Crisis: an analysis of urban-tourist spaces of the Balearic Islands, Costa del Sol and the most important tourist destinations of the Caribbean and Central America', (CSO2012-30840) of the Ministry of Economy and Competitivety. From 2010 to 2012, 'The geo-economics and geopolitics of tourism. Analysis of the Balearic tourist glocalización and its socio environmental implications', (CSO2009-08400) of the Ministry of Science and Innovation. From 2010 to 2011, 'Geographical Information System of tourist resorts managed by Balearic hotel chains in North Africa, the Caribbean and Central America', of the Office for Cooperation and Development of the UIB and Government of the Balearic Islands. 2010, 2009 and 2011, 'Training for responsible tourism in Central America (Nicaragua and Santo Domingo)' and 'Analysis of Tourism and the Environment (Nicaragua)', Office for Cooperation and Development of the UIB and Balearic Islands Government. In collaboration with Alba Sud. 2008, 'Sustainability Indicators of the Balearic Islands', of the Guillem Cifre de Colonya Fundation and Ingenierías y Obras Sampol, S.A. 2006-2008, 'Tourism funcionalization of the Balearic Islands (1955-2000): territorial adaptations and ecological crisis of the archipelago', (SEJ2006-07256/GEOG) of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Participates in the environmental movement with the Balearic Group of Ornithology and Defence of Nature (GOB), on behalf of which he formed part of the Economic and Social Council of the Balearic Islands (2008-2011) and the Technical Panel on regional and urban planning (since 2001). He collaborates with the development NGO Alba Sud, dealing with responsible tourism in Spain, Central America and the Caribbean.


Office Hours

Lecturer Tutorial Times
Start Date End Date Day Start Time End Time Location
01/09/2017 31/07/2018 Tuesday 12.00 13.00 Despatx 47, edifici Beatriu de Pinós

Subjects taught. Academic Year 2017-18

Subjects taught
Subject Degree/campus
21132 - Final Degree Project
20531 - Final Degree Project
21100 - Geography of Tourism
21141 - Planning and Assessment of Tourist Spaces


Research groups

Group Membership type
Sustainability and territory (GIST) Member
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