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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…

CONCUR - From Plans to Land Change

From plans to land change: how strategic spatial planning contributes to the development of urban regions
Project information The overall objective of the CONCUR project is to analyse and operationalize how spatial planning and spatial policies affect land change in urban regions. This highly interdisciplinary project is ultimately aiming to develop a scientific basis for adequately integrating spatial policies into quantitative land-change modelling approaches at the urban regional level. To do it so, the project distinguishes three components intended to better analyse the role of spatial planning and spatial policies in the development of urban regions. The three components are: Planning intentions which refer to spatially explicit information in maps and/or text that visualize and describe the development of spatial visions;Governance arrangements representing the overall activity through which plans are made and implemented;External conditions reflecting supra-national conditions …

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Notre Dame should not be rebuilt by Guillaume Habert and Alice Hertzog

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https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2019/05/blog-habert-hertzog-notre-dame.html

By:  Guillaume Habert, Alice Hertzog

As Notre Dame burnt last month, it was reported that the air hung heavy with the scent of old oak. A far cry from the stench of burnt cladding and plastic normally associated with housing fires in the French capital. The centuries-old wooden roof of the cathedral flared up quickly, fuelling a fire that ran through the night, and threatening to destroy the famous Parisian monument.

Contextualizing the role of universities to regional development: introduction to the special issue

ABSTRACTSpecial issue: Universities, innovation and regional development
Contextualizing the role of universities to regional development: introduction to the special issue
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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21681376.2019.1601593 Universities are increasingly expected to provide contributions to regional innovation and economic development processes. Despite much work on how universities can contribute to regional growth processes, there is much less consideration about why universities might choose to engage in regional development. Even though they may receive public funding, universities have no specific duty to engage, and together with recent pressures to internationalize, university regional engagement activities face tensions from these delocalization pressures. 

This special issue explores four ways in which universities negotiate these tensions in ensuring that their globally focused knowledge creation activities supports local innovation…