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TOP 5 most-read articles on PlacesBrands of 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, here’s our run down of the top five most-read articles on PlacesBrands this year. 
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As 2013 draws to a close, here’s our run down of the top five most-read articles on PlacesBrands this year. In reverse order:

5. The case of the bankrupt city and lessons to be learned from it. We present the Japanese city of Yubari, which pulled itself back from the brink using a pragmatic and imaginative approach.

4. Can cities set examples for each other to follow? A comparison of twinned cities St. Petersburg and Barcelona finds out how this might work in practice. Moscow-based author Viola Serdyukova suggests that the Russians could take a few hints from the Spanish.

3. We know all about the benefits of improving brand images for countries and cities. But what about the somewhat thornier suggestion of branding a supra-national body, namely the European Union? Can it…

Rethinking spatial planning 1

Why strategic planning tip #1: in that film Raiders of the lost ark Indiana Jones asked-what's your plan? Jones responds I don't know; I'm making this up as I go along. Planners must navigate by sight and plan the route while they are sailing. This is strategic navigation as a non linear movement towards actions in spatial planning.
Sunday 2am, our cat sleeps when I read strategic spatial planning literature. I know my value. The academic world is delaying the acknowledgement of my contribution to the theory.

Video "Invest in the Euro-region Galicia-Norte de Portugal"

Marca, Territórios e Estratégias: Da Teoria à Prática do Place Branding

Country Branding Lecture - LIAA Latvia

Resumo em Português da apresentação a realizar na Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Its still possible to read for free the conference note published by Anatolia

Its still possible to read for free the conference note published by Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research on International Conference on Sustainable Issues and Challenges in Tourism at Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Only 03 free downloads available (sponsored by the author)

http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/rM7ybcVTCMvF32fHFKG5/full#.UqM9NtJDuE1

Mediterranean Diet nominated World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

The Mediterranean Diet was nominated, last December 4th, World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The recommendation was submitted by seven countries - Portugal, Cyprus, Croatia, Spain, Greece, Italy, and Morocco.

http://visitportugalblog.blogspot.nl/2013/12/mediterranean-diet-nominated-worlds.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+VisitportugalBlog+(VisitPortugal+Blog)

Crafting Strategy

Taylor & Francis Online :: Tourism Planning & Development - Instructions for authors

Making The Economic Case For Cycling-Friendly Cities With Bikeonomics

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Making The Economic Case For Cycling-Friendly Cities With Bikeonomics
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3021074/making-the-economic-case-for-cycling-friendly-cities-with-bikeonomics#!

We all know that cycling is good for us and that it benefits the environment. But if you want to make the case for something, it helps to have numbers to back you up, especially in policy circles. We've covered a few cycling-economics studies here at Co.Exist. But in Bikenomics: How Cycling Can Save The Economy, the Portland-based activist Elly Blue goes further. Her book is comprehensive account of all the ways cycling can save money, boost revenues, and help the economy broadly and locally. Here are five key arguments she makes: http://www.amazon.com/Bikenomics-Bicycling-Save-Economy-Bicycle/dp/1621060039


Regional Studies Association European Conference 2014, Izmir, Turkey

Regional Studies Association European Conference 2014, Izmir, Turkey Diverse Regions: Building Resilient Communities and TerritoriesShare on twitterShare on facebookShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services Abstract submission and Early Bird conference fee deadline: Monday 23rd February 2014 - Click here to register (abstracts should be no more than 800 words, text only)  If tweeting about this event please use #RSA_Izmir2014 Diversity within regions is often considered one way to achieve sustainability and stability in economic growth and development.  As a region’s social and economic structure becomes more diverse, it becomes less sensitive to external shocks. Variety in economic activities as well as divergent local cultures within the region is a source of regional strength and resilience. The concept of resilience has often been used in regional development to define robustness, strength, flexibility and the ability to respond to external shocks. Building resilient regions…