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Participatory Video

An Instagram short film from Thomas Jullien

EuroPCom 2013: presentations, reports and videos

​General information Programme brochureSummary videoConclusions by the online reporting team (day 1)Conclusions by the online reporting team (day 2)Conference proceedings brochureOpening session Mercedes Bresso (Committee of the Regions): videoAnni Podimata (European Parliament): videoMatthew McGregor (Obama 2012): video presentation - interviewPeter Kohnert: acceptance speech European Public Communication AwardA1 - Campaigning for Europe Christine Ehrig (Ich will Europa): presentationAdam Nyman (Debating Europe): presentationJoachim Ott (European Commission): presentationYuri Borgmann-Prebil (European Commission): presentationA2 - European elections going local Stephen Clark (European Parliament): presentationKolja Raube (KULeuven): presentation study reportJohannes Maier (Carinthia): video clipB1 - Online public communication Thibault Lesénécal (European Parliament): videoAndy Williamson (Future Digital): video presentationB2 - Conversation session social media Conclusions by the fa…

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We are the change that we seek

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Barack Obama

Brand USA: Global Viewpoints

by Rob Wolfe – CONNECTED Brand Management and Marketing

Following the 2008 U.S. presidential election, I posed the following question to colleagues from branding-related groups on LinkedIn: Which component of the USA brand do you think currently needs our greatest attention: core values, personality, or positioning?

As we then experienced the historical inauguration of Barack Obama—a dramatic turning point and a new opportunity for the United States to market its brand identity, I thought it was an appropriate time back then to share these insightful, provocative and emotional responses representing five different nations.
Now that five years have passed, I’d like to revisit those comments and re-consider those thoughts on the branding of the USA, and ask ourselves the following questions:.

Do these sentiments about the USA brand still hold true today?

Have we addressed any of the issues or brand concerns raised back then?
Where should our attention be focused TODAY in cultivating the USA B…

The Urban Birder Team's Louise Moss visits the Algarve, southern Portugal

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The Algarve is the southernmost area of Portugal covering approximately 2,090 square miles with a resident population of about 450,000. It’s Europe’s most famous secret, or so publicity tells me. Is it though?  Every year about 1.9 million Brits visit Portugal (and that’s not to mention tourists from other countries). In the summer they come for the weather and the beaches and in winter the weather and the golfing. But, if there is more to Portugal, why is it just known for the beaches and the golfing? Well that is something that I was lucky enough to try and find out. 

Conference Note: "International Conference on Sustainable Issues and Challenges in Tourism"

Dear author,

We are pleased to inform you that your Conference Note: "International Conference on Sustainable Issues and Challenges in Tourism", Boğaziçi UniversityIstanbul,Turkey has been published on Taylor & Francis Online.

To cite this article:
Eduardo Oliveira, Anatolia (2013): International Conference on Sustainable Issues and Challenges in Tourism, Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, DOI: 10.1080/13032917.2013.861733

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Place Branding rule 1: be honest


Ants subterranean structures revealed!!!!?!

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory


It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we want to know whether the house will have enough space for a family of five, we want to focus on the architectural level; if we want to know how easily it could catch fire, we want to focus on the materials level; and if we want to engineer a product for a brick manufacturer, we focus on molecular structure. Similarly, if we want to know how the brain gives rise to thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, we want to focus on the bigger picture of how its structure allows it to store and process information—the architecture, as it were. To understand the brain at this level, we don’t have to know everything about the individual connections among brain cells or about any other biochemical process. We use a rela­tively high level of analysis, akin to architecture in bu…

8th Meeting of the Portuguese Economic Journal

CALL FOR PAPERS We invite researchers, irrespective of their institutional or geographical affiliation, to submit  theoretical, applied, or policy-oriented research papers on any field in economics to our meeting. This is the eighth meeting of the Portuguese Economic Journal. It is hosted by the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho (Escola de Economia e Gestão, Universidade do Minho) and organized by NIPE — Economic Policies Research Unit. It will be held in Braga, University of Minho, in July 4-5, 2014. The Keynote Lecture will be delivered by Xavier Vives (IESE Business School) Journal website:
*Important dates* Paper submissions: until March 31st. Early registration: between April 17 and May 15. Late registration: between May 16 and May 31. Notifications: April 15. Conference: July 4-5. Note: presenters should register early.
*Submission guidelines*
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On Why Struggles over Urban Space Matter: An Interview with David Harvey

We now cooperate with Sam and PlacesBrands blog

team SamFounder and Managing EditorSam is the founder and managing editor of PlacesBrands. Originally from the UK, she worked in marketing and communications in China, Belgium and Qatar, before founding this website in 2012. Sam is a trained journalist with a degree in sociology from the University of Exeter and a Masters in international business and economics from EHSAL in Brussels.
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EduardoDeputy Editor Eduardo is a PhD researcher at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.  His work focuses on the theory and practice of place branding as part of strategic spatial planning. He also studies digital challenges in destination branding, and the value of storytelling in place reputation management. Eduardo has a Masters in marketing and strategic management  from the University of Minho. He also has a Masters in tourism and regional development from the Portuguese Catholic University. Eduardo is a frequent speaker at international confere…

On the shadow of globalisation

On the shadow of globalisation by Eduardo Oliveira, 11 of November 2013, The Netherlands
The Magazine “The Economist” released last October 2013 a special report on the world economy issue, problems and challenges. The world is finding itself confronted with major developments and challenges: the growing complexity of global issues (rise of new technologies, changes in production processes, crisis of representative democracy, diversity, inequality, migration and the globalization of culture and the economy). Increasing concern about the rapid and apparently random course of (uneven) development, the problems of fragmentation, the rising cost of energy, the ageing of the population, the increasing awareness (on all scales, from local to global) of environmental issues (such as climate change).
An important conclusion is that the forward march of globalisation has paused since the financial crisis, with nations states and trade unions returning to a more interventionist and nationalist mod…

Urban Studies Online Table of Contents Alert

Urban Studies Online Table of Contents Alert A new issue of Urban Studies is available online:December 2013; Vol. 50, No. 16 
The below Table of Contents is available online at:
ArticlesEquity in the City: On Measuring Urban (Ine)quality of LifeMarco Brambilla, Alessandra Michelangeli, and Eugenio PelusoUrban Stud 2013;50 3205-3224
Intergenerational Housing Support Between Retired Old Parents and their Children in Urban ChinaBingqin Li and Hyun Bang ShinUrban Stud 2013;50 3225-3242
When and Why Do Landlords Retain Property Investments?Gavin A. Wood and Rachel OngUrban Stud 2013;50 3243-3261
The Spatio-temporal Clustering of Green Buildings in the United StatesNikhil Kaza, T. William Lester, and Daniel A. RodriguezUrban Stud 2013;50 3262-3282…

Making Strategies in Destination Branding

The Digital Challenge in Destination Branding: Brief Approach to the Portuguese case

Oliveira, Eduardo (2013), “The Digital Challenge in Destination Branding: Brief Approach to the Portuguese case”, Conference Proceedings of the International Tourism Week Conference Series V - New Trends in Tourism Management and Marketing, 15th and -16th  of April, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey [ISBN 978-605-4483-14-3].

Eduardo Oliveira (recent publications)

Oliveira, Eduardo (2013). “Making Strategies in Destination Branding: What is the online tourism promotional material saying about Portugal?”, Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Issues and Challenges in Tourism, 3-5 October, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey [ISBN 978-975-518-354-1].

Oliveira, Eduardo (2013), “The Digital Challenge in Destination Branding: Brief Approach to the Portuguese case”, Conference Proceedings of the International Tourism Week Conference Series V - New Trends in Tourism Management and Marketing, 15th and -16th  of April, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey [ISBN 978-605-4483-14-3].

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Citizenship, minorities and the struggle for a right to the city in Istanbul

Citizenship StudiesVolume 17Issue 6-7, 2013 Citizenship, minorities and the struggle for a right to the city in Istanbul PreviewView full textDownload full text Full access DOI:10.1080/13621025.2013.834134Gülçin Erdi Lelandaisa*
pages 817-836
Publishing models and article dates explained
Received: 24 Oct 2011
Accepted: 29 May 2012
Published online: 09 Nov 2013 Alert me Abstract Globalization is generating new forms of citizenship that often go beyond the institutional perception of social identity. These new forms of citizenship are developed in a scalable way to a greater extent than rights and obligations, and are entirely managed by the citizens themselves. To demonstrate empirical support for this issue, the case of minority communities in Turkey constitutes one of the most relevant examples, since citizenship in this country has long been associated with an idea of political loyalty and total allegiance to the nation-stat…

Never go to Thailand: French videographer tells you why

Amid a political storm, some have found refuge online in a happier rendering of Thailand. On popular message boards such as, people have been discussing the stunning scenes of Never Go To Thailand, a video with a very misleading name, given how romantically it highlights the kingdom’s finest vistas and faces. The video by French videographer Brian Camusat, originally released earlier this year, was recently reposted online, and seems to have found a new audience hungry for something positive. Never Go To is a group of professional french videographers who promote and film in touristic cities. As Netizens agree, Never Go To Thailand would mean anyone who ever visits will not want to go home for a long time. For those of us already here, it’s a good summary of all the things to celebrate in our home, native or adopted.