10 January 2020

Special issue in European Planning Studies Spatial planning and place branding: rethinking relations and synergies


Introduction: Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen and Eduardo Oliveira Rethinking planning-branding relations: an introduction.

Paper-01: Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen and Eduardo Oliveira Spatial planning and place branding: rethinking relations and synergies.

Paper-02: Nicole Porter Strategic planning and place branding in a World Heritage cultural landscape: a case study of the English Lake District, UK.

Paper-03: Warda Belabas, Jasper Eshuis and Peter Scholten Re-imagining the City: Branding Migration-Related Diversity.

Paper-04: Alex Deffner, Nikolaos Karachalis, Eva Psatha, Theodore Metaxas and Kleanthis Sirakoulis City Marketing and Planning in Two Greek Cities: Plurality or Constraints?

Paper-05: Sara Grenni, L.G. (Ina) Horlings and K. Soini Linking spatial planning and place branding strategies through cultural narratives in places.

Paper-06: Andrea Lucarelli and Susanna Heldt Cassel The dialogical relationship between spatial planning and place branding: Conceptualizing regionalization discourses in Sweden.

Paper-07: Jordi de San Eugenio-Vela, Xavier Ginesta and Mihalis Kavaratzis The critical role of stakeholder engagement in a place branding strategy: a case study of the Empordà brand.

Paper-08: Cecilia Pasquinelli and Renaud Vuignier Place Marketing, Policy Integration and Governance Complexity: An Analytical Framework for FDI Promotion.

Paper-09: Uroš Radosavljević, Aleksandra Đorđević, Jelena Živković, Kseniјa Lalović, Zoran Đukanović Educational Projects for Linking Place Branding and Urban Planning in Serbia.

9 January 2020

Die Stadt und ihr Boden (Towns and the land)

It’s not the one building the flat,
not the one owning the house,but the one who owns the land,who decides the development of our cities.

(Opening of Hans Bernoulli’s book Towns and the Land, 1946).


Bernoulli, H. (1946) Die Stadt und ihr Boden (Towns and the land), Verlag für Architektur, Erlenbach-Zürich.


In Preface of Instruments of Land Policy Dealing with Scarcity of Land

Edited ByJean-David Gerber, Thomas Hartmann, Andreas Hengstermann

18 December 2019

Regional Studies Association Opportunities and Support for Students and Early Career Researchers

2020 RSA Annual Conference
Transformations: Relational Spaces, beyond Urban and Rural
Ljubljana, Slovenia; 17 - 20 June 2020 
https://www.regionalstudies.org/events/2020rsaannualconf/ This four-day conference brings together academics and policymakers to exchange news, views and research findings from the fields of regional studies and science, regional and economic development, policy and planning.
  • Call for Early Career plenary speakers: application deadline 17th January 2020 (call is available here)
  • Conference bursaries: application deadline 17th January 2020 (guidelines are available here)
  • Student and Early Career sessions: Career paths for academics outside higher education & Successful Bid Writing (more details here)
2020 RSA Student and Early Conference
Research for Impact? Shaping and Influencing Regional and Urban Policy
Stoke-on-Trent, UK; 24 March 2020 https://www.regionalstudies.org/events/2020-student-ec/ This event is the RSA’s inaugural carbon choice conference allowing both attendance in person at Staffordshire University and also remote, virtual participation from your own location. Abstract submission deadline: 9th February 2020

RSA Awards 2020
https://www.regionalstudies.org/funding/awards-2020/ Nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) of current members are being sought for the following awards in regional studies and related fields:
  • Nathaniel Lichfield Award – this award is for recent Masters graduate who has graduated within the previous year;
  • RSA PhD Student Award – this award is for registered PhD students who have not yet received their certificate;
  • RSA Routledge Early Career Award – this award is for early career researchers defined as being within five years of the date on their PhD certificate or equivalent.
  • The prize for each Award is: A cheque for £500; A certificate; A complimentary registration at the 2020 RSA President’s Event; Up to £200 discretionary fund toward attending the 2020 RSA President’s Event (transport costs). Forthcoming deadline: 30th April 2020
RSA Travel Grant
https://www.regionalstudies.org/funding/travel-grant/ The RSA offers its members funding towards travel costs when attending a non-RSA event. This grant is a fantastic opportunity to help you towards your travel costs to present your work, network and participate at world-wide events within the field.
  • Value: up to £500 (c. €570; $600)
  • Application deadlines: 29th May 2020 & 30th November 2020
RSA Early Career Grant Scheme
https://www.regionalstudies.org/funding/early-career-grant-scheme/ This funding is open to individual applicants in their early career (five years maximum between the date showing on the certificate and the application deadline). Applicants must be based within an eligible higher education institution and must be a current, early career member of the RSA. This grant aims to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research.
  • Value: up to £10,000 (c. €11,500; $12,000)
  • Application deadline (Expression of Interest): 28th May 2020
Regional Studies Regional Science: Early Careers Papers Section
https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/rsrs-early-career-papers/  The editors of the Early Career Papers section are currently seeking submissions of paper proposals for short articles (max. 3,000 words). Contributions are welcomed from any discipline in the field of regional studies or regional science and with any geographical focus. Authors (and co-authors) should be PhD students or early career researchers that have completed their PhD in the last five years. Forthcoming deadlines: 31 March 2020 & 30 September 2020

SAVE THE DATE: 2020 RSA Europe Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College
Public Policy for Regional Development
Cagliari, Italy; 1 – 4 September 2020

12 December 2019

By Arun Agrawal (Editor-in-Chief, World Development)

The biggest questions in development today have to do with how to prevent climate and ecological collapse without increasing the crushing burdens on the poor.https://www.journals.elsevier.com/world-development/editorial-board/arun-agrawal

Spatial planning & place branding in the context of regionalization based on ‘Stockholm, the Capital of Scandinavia’ & ‘Swedish Lapland’

The dialogical relationship between spatial planning and place branding: conceptualizing regionalization discourses in Sweden

In this article, Lucarelli & Cassel offer an empirically grounded conceptualization of dialogical relationship between spatial planning & place branding in the context of regionalization based on ‘Stockholm, the Capital of Scandinavia’ & ‘Swedish Lapland’

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09654313.2019.1701293


9 December 2019

Forthcoming special issue: Spatial planning and place branding: rethinking relations and synergies

Rethinking planning-branding relations: an introduction

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09654313.2019.1701288

Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen; Eduardo Oliveira

Spatial planning and place branding: rethinking relations and synergies


https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09654313.2019.1701289

Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen; Eduardo Oliveira




7 November 2019

Plan de comercialización produtos tradicionais Galiza e Norte de Portugal

Canto, A. G.; Castro, A. M.; Castrillon, I. D., Oliveira, E. (2019) Marketing Plan of Traditional Products of Galicia and Northern Portugal (Plan de Comercializacion Produtos Tradicionais Galicia e Norte de Portugal, original title in Galician). Consultancy report requested and funded by Eixo Atlántico del Noroeste Penínsular (an association of 35 local Authorities in Galicia, Spain and Northern Portugal). ISBN 978-989-54441-5-1.

Special issue in European Planning Studies Spatial planning and place branding: rethinking relations and synergies

Introduction:  Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen and Eduardo Oliveira  Rethinking planning-branding relations: an introduction . https:...