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We keep working hard till find wonderland


We do it with passion


We keep the balance


Book recommendation


We have a different challenge this time


Abstract of my guest Seminar at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey


Urban Studies Online Table of Contents Alert

A new issue of Urban Studies is available online:Special Issue: Cities, Urbanisation and Climate Change:
May 2013; Vol. 50, No. 7 
The below Table of Contents is available online at:
Special Issue IntroductionCities, Urbanisation and Climate ChangeAidan While and Mark WhiteheadUrban Stud 2013;50 1325-1331
Special Issue ArticlesCities and Climate Change: The Precedents and Why They MatterMichael Hebbert and Vladimir JankovicUrban Stud 2013;50 1332-1347
Neoliberal Urban Environmentalism and the Adaptive City: Towards a Critical Urban Theory and Climate ChangeMark WhiteheadUrban Stud 2013;50 1348-1367
The Uneven Localisation of Climate Action in Metropolitan SeattleYonn Dierwechter and Anne Taufen WessellsUrban Stud 2013;50 1368-1385
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City Branding Symposium 2013

City Branding Symposium 2013 Conference Call for the 2nd City Branding Symposium to be held at  Tsinghua University, Beijing, October 23-25, 2013. The conference theme is "Positioning Cities: Innovative and Sustainable Strategies for City Development and Transformation". We are pleased to inform you that the 2nd City Branding Symposium is going to take place at Tsinghua Unversity, Beijing on October 23-25, 2013. The theme is "Positioning Cities: Innovative and Sustainable Strategies for City Development and Transformation". Following the success of the 1st Symposium held in Stockholm in August 2012, the aim of the 2nd Symposium is to continue the academic conversation on the strategic positioning and development of cities. The symposium is hosted by Tsinghua University, School of Journalism and Communication and City Branding Studio, and sponsored by the School of Business and the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University, Peking University, the National Aca…

Water adventures in Porto and the North of Portugal


Sharing knowledge in Istanbul


Lisboa, a fantastic city


We are leaving


International Conference on Business Tourism and Applied Sciences


8th   to  10th August 2013
London, United Kingdom

Contact person: Dr.Chayanan Kerdpitak

ICBTS2013 Academic International Conference at:The University of London, Auguest 7-10,2013 Tracks : Business,Accounting, Marketing, Tourism,Hospitality, Hotel, Education, Technology,Logistics, Supply Chain, Economics, Health Sciences, Human Resource

Organized by: IJBTSjournal (Thailand), University of London, Le Harve University (France), Wismar University of Germany
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 30th April 2013

Check the event website for more details.

Creative Regions Summer School 2013

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 11:48 AM PDT
Dr Roberta Comunian, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, is co-organising the Creative Regions Summer School 2013, hosted by Cardiff School of Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University during the week of 24 -28 June 2013.
The Creative Regions Summer School is an exciting week of intense learning for postgraduate students, practitioners and policy makers interested in engaging with the current debates and research surrounding the role of the creative economy in local and regional development.
Key themes that will be explored during the Summer School are as follows:
- Understanding creative people, creative work and creative skills- Mapping and analysing the creative economy- Innovation and entrepreneurship in the creative industries- Creative clusters and networks- Urban regeneration and the creative economy- Creative class and regional economic development- Policy perspectives: international, national, regional and local- Higher Edu…

New directions for research on Cities, Spaces and Societies Conference 31 May – 1 June 2013

The Association of Urban Creativity, in association with City, Culture and Society, King’s College London, announce the second annual conference. It will take place on Friday 31 May 31st and Saturday 1 June 2013. The theme is New directions for research on Cities, Spaces and Societies.
The objective of this conference is to look to new and emerging agendas in work on cities, culture and creativity. We welcome work that focuses on any part of the world; we especially welcome work that asks critical questions of normative approaches, and work that deals with cities beyond North American/ European.
We invite papers from a wide disciplinary field; multiple foci on our object of interest is welcomed.
Our aim is to be inclusive as possible, and we are keen to give a platform for younger researchers as well as more established ones. We will have a competitive bursary for a early career research (to cover travel and accommodation costs). More details of this to follow.

Overall the conference will…

The Surest Way To Build A Billion-Dollar Internet Company

by James Slavet Consumer technology VC
As a venture capital investor, I’m focused on identifying and backing high potential consumer technology startups. It’s the small number of hits that drive the investment returns generated by the best VC funds. I recently met with a talented and driven Internet entrepreneur who is running hard at building his second company. He sold his last startup a few years after founding it for about $50 million, which was a very fine outcome. He told me that his goal this time around is to “go the distance,” to build an independent company that will be a leader in its space and worth a billion dollars or more. His goal inspired me to go and look at the data and the patterns behind what kinds of Internet companies, specifically consumer Web companies, became billion-dollar entities. The results of my data dive surprised me, and might surprise you. It’s A Short List The first observation in looking at billion-dollar consumer Internet companies is that there a…

Texas Tourism pushes country music and cowboys in new ad campaign

BY SAMANTHA SHANKMAN, SKIFT APR 03, 20131:02 AM When Texas Tourism plans an advertising campaign, it goes all in. Websites are rebranded, mobile apps are created, and the brand lasts for years. Texas Tourism’s newest campaign launched in January 2013 with a focus on the music scene and cowboy lifestyle that are viewed as critical to the southern state’s culture. The campaign released 11 print ads depicting shopping, hiking, and theme park and followed up with three TV spots in March. The ads were created by Dallas-based advertising agency Slingshot. The largest component of the three-fold campaign is digital, which takes up 53 percent of its domestic advertising spend.  Print takes up 32 percent and TV takes up 10 percent of the total budget. Travel Texas’ website and mobile website were redesigned to  match the themes of the campaign, and a complementary mobile app is pla…

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