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The best of Algarve Portugal

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Cycling book coming soon

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Proceedings now available! | 18th APDR CONGRESS APDR | INNOVATION AND REGIONAL DYNAMICS

After the great performance during the 18th APDR Congress, our second conference paper is already online - http://www.apdr.pt/congresso/2012/pdf/SESSION_C1.pdf
INSTRUMENTS OF PLACE BRANDING AND REGIONAL DYNAMICS: GUIMARÃES AS EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 
SESSION C1  INNOVATION AND REGIONAL DYNAMICS  -- Proceedings now available! | 18th APDR CONGRESS APDR | INNOVATION AND REGIONAL DYNAMICS | JUNE 14-16, 2012 | UNIVERSITY OF ALGARVE Full papers http://www.apdr.pt/congresso/2012/proccedings_atas.html

Die Konferenz zur Aserbaidschan-Forschung in Deutschland

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We like simple solutions

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We do it

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The Asset - Magazine-Denmark launches world’s first nation branding smart phone app

The Asset - Magazine-Denmark launches world’s first nation branding smart phone app

All credits / source
http://www.theasset.com/article/22068.html

Denmark launches world’s first nation branding smart phone app14 Jun 2012Denmark has launched a new journalistic shortcut to Denmark: Denmark – stay tuned. It is the first country in the world to develop a nation branding smart phone application targeted at international media and journalists. The app is free of charge and provides ready-to-use editorial texts, images and videos from Denmark in areas like green growth, new Nordic cuisine, Danes as the happiest people in the world, the Danish presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2012, classic and contemporary design, world class Danish architecture and how Danes think out of the box. The app gives you a rundown of national quirks and the oddest things quintessentially Danish. Finally it provides you with local contacts for easy access to additional information an…

Instruments of Place Branding and Regional Dynamics Guimarães as European Capital of Culture

We do ride a bike

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Branding Place Headlines

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http://brandingplaces.com/place-branding/lively-cities-a-european-project-to-reclaim-public-space-for-public-use/
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IN GUEST POSTSPLACE BRANDING Lively Cities, a European project to reclaim public space for public use Posted by:  on Mar 15, 2012 | No Comments Lively Cities’ aim is to turn misused, underused or unused public spaces into new destinations where people choose to spend their spare time. How? By using new concepts in Europe: place making and place management. The project is supported by a bottom-up approach, where communities are questioned about their expectations and requests on defined spaces in order to propose solutions to decisions makers. Place Mansart in La Louvière, Belgium, one of the 8 partners of the project. Each partner identified in their own city one or more misused, underused unused public spaces. Because these public spaces have not been designed for people, they aren’t used by people.

We do like to see our name on the schedule

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Groningen - often called the world's number one cycling city

Mayor urged by cyclists to look to the Netherlands
Video - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18386917
10 June 2012Last updated at 17:19 GMTHelp London Mayor Boris Johnson has been urged to look to the Netherlands for ways to improve cycling in London. In Groningen - often called the world's number one cycling city - cars and bikes are separated wherever possible and where they do meet, cyclists often have the right of way. There are also special traffic lights for cyclists. Jacques Wallage, the former mayor of Groningen, and former racing driver Sir Stirling Moss give their views on whether such initiatives could work in London. Original and credits - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18386917

Survey International Students - RUG

Survey International Students - University of Groningen
We would like to ask your collaboration in filling this questionnaire, under the Ph.D. course of Tourism, Leisure and Culture from the Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Sport Science and Physical Education, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

The aim is to determine the factors which influence the flow of international students (not only Erasmus) to RUG and compare with University of Coimbra and the two cities. We guarantee the anonymity and confidentiality of your answers.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Liliana Moreira
link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewformformkey=dDNrMFRXT251ekI4cjg3bzhaMDFXNXc6MQ

We will take the stage next thursday

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Building a true green economy

Building a true green economy 0 Comments Author(s): Sunita Narain Date: Jun 5, 2012 The world has to reinvent growth as it is costing it the Earth June 5, the World Environment Day, is meant to celebrate the idea of the environment and put it into practice. It is a day to take stock of where we stand and where we should be headed in future. The theme for Environment Day 2012 is green economy. Unfortunately, “green economy”, which is fast replacing “sustainable development”, means different things to different people. Put on a little green colour and hope that the delusion of a lasting solution to the problems of the world is maintained. In this approach there is a belief that the current market-based, capitalist-enterprise system will find answers as we go along. That the answers will lie in doing more of what is being done today—growth, based on consumption, which will stimulate technology innovation for the future green economy. But this misses the point that the world is creaking un…

We do agree that bicycle is for everything

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Biological analyst Alan Dowden of the Seattle Sperm Bank rides the Sperm Bike, a custom-designed, high-tech bicycle used to deliver donated sperm to fertility clinics in Seattle on November 8, 2011. (Anthony Bolante/Reuters) original / credits - http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/06/pedal_power.html

Quality Tourism Business Club 2012

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) | Greening the Blue

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) | Greening the Blue



http://unfccc.int

HQ: Bonn, Germany
Number of staff: 500*
Number of locations: 2 * As of 2010, in addition travel of staff, travel of all participants funded from UNFCCC resources has been included in the inventory.