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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 conceptualarrangements, 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 wide…

Scientific achievements resulting from my PhD time at the University of Groningen, Netherlands (2012-2016)

Early 2017, I was given an award for the outstanding paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. I consider this a major scientific achievement, recognizing my scientific contribution to the literature on place branding. Researching the theoretical linkage between place branding and strategic spatial planning, through content analysis of strategic plans and policy documents was a ground-breaking approach in place branding studies, and the award reflects this. It demonstrates my methodological skills in collecting and analysing data through content analysis, a data collection method I intend to use in my future research.
Oliveira, E. (2015) Place Branding in Strategic Spatial Planning: A Content Analysis of Development Plans, Strategic Initiatives and Policy Documents for Portugal 2014-2020, Journal of Place Management and Development, 8(1): 23–50. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/JPMD-12-2014-0031
The scientific paper ‘Constructing Regional Advantage’…

New book: Experiencing Persian Heritage: Perspectives and Challenges

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Format: Book- Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781787548138
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Author: Antónia Correia/Metin Kozak/Ana Isabel Rodrigues
Publication Date: 06-Sep-2019
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Number of Pages: 418 Table of Contents: Introduction. Sociocultural Contexts  PART I. Contextual setting Chapter 1. Tourism in Iran: A Political Economy Perspective; Rahim Heydari Chianeh, Seyedeh Khadijeh Rezatab Azgoomi, Behnam Kian  PART II. Taxonomies and typologies of cultural and heritage tourism Chapter 2. Heritage Tourism in Iran: An Historical Perspective; Maria Isabel Roque, Maria João Forte  Chapter 3. Encounters with Iranian Culture: A Critical Incident Approach in Tourism; Samira Zare, Philip L. Pearce  Chapter 4. Cultural Heritage in Tourism Strategy: Insights from Iran; Minoo H. Esfehani  PART III. Visitors' perceptions of heritage setting and cultural attractions Chapter 5. Savoring Persian Travel: Analyzing Iranian Tourists' Memories; Philip L. Pearce, Zohre Mohammadi Chapter 6. Host-Guest Relations: Cul…

Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism, Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference, Mendrisio, Switzerland, 6-8 April 2020

HTHIC 2020 – Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism, Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference, Mendrisio, Switzerland, 6-8 April 2020 The conference offers a unique forum for researchers, practitioners and policy makers working in tourism, heritage, hospitality, geography, archaeology, architecture and related fields, to share research and experience on aspects of preservation, (re)presentation, promotion and profit (in the sense of benefits for all involved stakeholders), and to bridge theory and practice. Call for papers and presentations deadline: 15 September Here the link: https://lnkd.in/gnkKRwa #heritage#tourism#sustainability

The emergence of new forms of flexible governance arrangements in and for urban regions: an European perspective

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The emergence of new forms of flexible governance arrangements in and for urban regions: an European perspective Eduardo Oliveira https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2016.1256227
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New approaches in European governance? Perspectives of stakeholders in the Danube macro-region
Franziska Sielker https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2015.1116957
Pôles métropolitains: the French approach towards inter-city networking
Sophie Deraëve https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2014.892729
The impact of place on policy outcomes
Martin Quinn https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2015.1019956 Moving away from local-based flood risk policy in Austria
Thomas Thaler https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2016.1195282
Changing home-to-work travel in England and Wales
Basak Demires Ozkul https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2014.887899
Between national constraints and the legacies of the past: explaining variations in inter-municipal cooperation in Italian regions
Mattia Casula https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376…

MIDLAND – Developing middle-range theories linking land use displacement, intensification and transitions

MIDLAND – Developing middle-range theories linking land use displacement, intensification and transitions Funded by the European Research Council, Grant Agreement 677140 Land is a nexus for crucial societal and environmental challenges including food security, access to water, land degradation, biodiversity loss, and climate change. Development of solutions to balance these tradeoffs and synergies is currently hindered by the lack of theories explaining the conditions under which different pathways of land change occur and lead to different outcomes, integrating human and environmental aspects. This project develops and tests integrated middle-range theories explaining the linkages between three of the major processes in land systems, i.e., (i) land use intensification and expansion, (ii) land use displacement and trade, and (iii) land use transitions or regime shifts. The work focuses on the emerging agricultural frontier of Southern African dry forests and savannas, which is a threa…