PhD Candidate in Regional Planning
John Delconte is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in the department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP). As a Research Associate in LARP's Center for Economic Development, he is working with a team of students to revitalize the North Quabbin area of Massachusetts. John's research interests include ways of measuring place vibrancy, creative placemaking, faith-based tourism, and the relationship of culture to well-being. He is a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association of Interpretation, and recently earned an MS at East Carolina's Center for Sustainable Tourism.
Delconte, J., Kline, C., & Scavo, C. (2015). Impacts of arts centers on community placemaking and heritage tourism. Journal of Heritage Tourism. DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2015.1088019