27 November 2011

Mariza - Chuva

UNESCO declares the Portuguese music genre of FADO 'world intangible heritage’, 27/11/2011

22 November 2011

Phding my talent


Quite amazing that I have been mastering my talent here, since I arrive by the early morning of november 1st. Imagine how the dream can comes true. You only need put that on mind and work hard to fill the with the best rocks your path (some of you maybe need know that the traditional side walks, streets and so on, in Portugal, are made by using rocks).

So far, 125 books, 167 papers + 80 only from the last doctoral thesis in branding from this department and I am quite happy...seems a lot of things to do but I can tell you that I will do the best I can and in the end you are all invited to the PhD public defense party in 2015 in Groningen. 

Porto wine will be the special drink guest and one bottle of the best one is already reserved in my parents home.

2015 you are the goal...today is only the beginning. 

‘‘Glocalising’’ urban landscapes: Athens and the 2004 olympics


‘‘Glocalising’’ urban landscapes:
Athens and the 2004 olympics


Elias Beriatos*, Aspa Gospodini


Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
This paper deals with transformations of urban landscape in the era of globalization. First, it attempts
to describe and understand how particular aspects of urban morphology, such as built heritage and
innovative design of space, have become the competitive edge in terms of landscape. Second, it develops the argument that on the basis of their great potential for (a) promoting economic growth and (b)
enhancing place identity of cities, both built heritage and innovative design of space appear to be
expansively used as major components of contemporary strategic plans of cities for the transformation
and improvement of urban landscape. Combining and promoting built heritage and innovative design of
space as two central themes in urban landscape transformations generates, for the 21st century city, a
new landscape collage dominated by two extremes: (a) that of tradition with rather local spatial references and (b) that of innovation having more universal or global spatial references. Thus, under the
forces of globalization, the new emerging urban landscapes may be termed as ‘‘glocalised’’ ones. As a
case study, Athens and the landscape transformations for Olympic Games 2004 are analysed.
Q 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords: Urban landscape; Globalization; Built heritage; Innovative design of space; Greece

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275104000307

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