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.

Welcome to Regions e-Zine.

Five issues, five breakthroughs.
https://regions.regionalstudies.org


4 October 2019

Marketing Plan of Traditional Products of Galicia and Northern Portugal

:::Marketing Plan of Traditional Products of Galicia and Northern Portugal::: I am very happy and honoured to see the final result of this joint-work with a team at Universidade de Vigo (Facultade de Ciencias Empresariais e Turismo, Campus de Ourense) coordinated by Ana Gueimonde-Canto in collaboration with Isabel Diéguez Castrillon and Andrés Mazaira, financially and technically supported by
'Eixo Atlántico do Noroeste Peninsular' via Interreg V-A Spain-Portugal (POCTEP 2014-20). https://lnkd.in/dy7vBtE




17 September 2019

Understanding the planet we live in


Understanding the planet we live in, from an urban perspective, has become central in indulging the present and envisioning the future of the urban condition. The urban condition has been, however, profoundly transformed. New forms of urban governance, urbanization, planning, and place making are manifesting throughout the world. 

The insights from various disciplines can enrich understandings of the way place and space are governed, with an eye on democratic decision-making and long-term sustainable perspectives. The production and reproduction of urban space as a distinctiveness, a dense, bounded spatial unit whose existence and developmental dynamics can be comprehensively explained, promoted, and managed, through an appeal to multidisciplinary structures of conceptual arrangements, today remains as robust as ever (Brenner, 2018). 

Urban space, therefore, reflects the dominant social, political, and economic powers and values of the time and jurisdiction where it is produced. The widespread challenge for growing mega-cities and urban-regions is to create urban spaces that meet people's needs as individuals and members of a community while also resolving large-scale demands on infrastructure, transportation and housing but lowering the environmental footprint of urban development.



Brenner, N. (2018). Debating planetary urbanization: For an engaged pluralism. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 36(3), 570–590.

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...