25 March 2014

The Creative Class Goes Global

The book "The Creative Class Goes Global" received excellent reviews. P. K Kresl, emeritus, Bucknell University in CHOICE described it as: "A must read for anyone interested in urban studies and economic development. Summing Up: Essential." - More information on the book at less http://goo.gl/OVIKFF

Congratulations to Charlotta Mellander, Richard Florida, Bjørn T. Asheim & Meric Gertler

The Planning System of the Iberian Peninsula: Past, EU Integration, EU Cohesion Policy and Cooperation

23 March 2014

Book Review ongoing

A great book by Sir Peter Hall
Peter Hall aims to argue that there are five basic challenges that call for new approaches, new powers and new investment mechanisms:

Rebalancing our urban economies
Building new homes 
Linking people and places 
Living with finite resources 
Fixing the broken machinery 

A book review written by Eduardo Oliveira, RUG will be published by Urban Studies

The II fieldwork journey have been completed

I'm happy to see concluded a successful week of field work. From Monday March 17 till Friday 21 I conducted in depth interviews wilt Northern Portugal actors. The results of the 10 talks will be published in my PhD thesis by the end of 2015. Before that at least 2 papers will highlight the main findings.

A special thanks goes to CCDRN, Turismo do Porto e Norte de Portugal, Associação Textil de Portugal, e ADRAVE.

20 March 2014

Great field work journey around Northern Portugal (blog post soon)

Bloom Consulting Country Brand Ranking © 2013

Bloom Consulting Country Brand Ranking © 2013 is now released! 

For the first time a global ranking measures the “search engine” appeal of countries in the fields of Tourism and Investment. The Bloom Consulting Country Brand Ranking © 2013 is based on global research that measures, among other variables, the number of searches produced every year by potential tourists and investors about every nation.

9 March 2014

20th APDR Congress

20th APDR Congress
University of Évora, Évora (Portugal), 10-11 July 2014
Theme of the Congress:Renaissance of the Regions of Southern Europe
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 30, 2014
Results of the review process will be communicated to authors by approximately: April 14, 2014


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6 March 2014

The future of retailing: from local challenges to global opportunities

Call for Papers 
Retail International Conference, Braga, Portugal 
”The future of retailing: from local challenges to global opportunities”

The Retail International Conference, http://www3.eeg.uminho.pt/acb2014/, under the title The future of retailing: from local challenges to global opportunities is to be jointly organised by the University of Minho and the Chamber of Commerce of Braga.  It will be convened in 19-20 September 2014, venue GNRation, in Braga. It is a unique event which brings together academics and professionals, whilst envisaging to give special emphasis to the major challenges that commerce faces, as well as the role this sector plays on the agenda of the sustained economic and social growth in Portugal and in Europe.
In order to make this event as comprehensive as possible, its thematic component focus upon the context of the ongoing  strong economic restructuring in Portugal and in Europe, taking into account the growing need for adaptation of the economic agents, in particular, as regards the use of Information and Communication Technologies, Innovation and Modernisation and Consumer Trends.
We would very much like to invite researchers, irrespective of their geographical or institutional affiliation, to present their ongoing theoretical and/or practical research, on the following themes:
1-     Modern Commerce
- Re-inventing commerce in Portugal and in Europe (Entrepreneurship, Innovation and new concepts)
- Proximity commerce – what future?
- Specialised commerce
- New formats of commerce
- Marketing and integrated commerce networks
2-       Commerce and the cities
- Cities Marketing / cities as destinations for shopping, culture and leisure
- Urban mobility / enjoyment and sustainability
- Commercial urbanism and integrated management of urban centres
3-       Commerce and associations
- Sustainable models for Entrepreneurial Associations
- Social dialogue and new models of collective employment
- State and entrepreneurial and trade union associations
4-     Commerce and internet
- E-commerce
- Social networks and digital marketing
- Retail commerce – technological services and applications
All communications are to be sent onto Manuela Pinto (GAI), gai@eeg.uminho.pt, until 9 of June of 2014. The selection of communications will be disclosed until the day 23 of June.
Universidade do Minho 
Gabinete de Apoio à Investigação (GAI)
Escola de Economia e Gestão
Campus de Gualtar
4710 - 057 Braga
Telefone: 253 604518
email: gai@eeg.uminho.pt»

5 March 2014

Urban Studies

Andrew Cumbers
Peter Taylor, Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler, Pengfei Ni, and Frank Witlox

Alberto Vanolo

Matthew Lee Howell

Daniel G. Chatman and Robert B. Noland

Jeffrey Brown, Gregory Thompson, Torscha Bhattacharya, and Michal Jaroszynski

Bella Dicks

Annalies Teernstra

Agata Górny and Sabina Toruńczyk-Ruiz

Pengjun Zhao

Christopher Bitter

Alex Hirschfield, Mark Birkin, Chris Brunsdon, Nicolas Malleson, and Andrew Newton

Fangfang Cheng, Frank van Oort, Stan Geertman, and Pieter Hooimeijer
Book reviews
Dylan Simone

Andy Inch

Floris Vermeulen

Paul Griffin

4 March 2014

Cross-border Place Branding: Zooming in the potential case of Galicia and Northern Portugal

Presentation during the Interregional Place Branding Conference, Lubeck, Germany

by Eduardo Oliveira
Cross-border Place Branding: Zooming in the potential case of Galicia and Northern Portugal

Special issue in European Planning Studies Spatial planning and place branding: rethinking relations and synergies

Introduction:  Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen and Eduardo Oliveira  Rethinking planning-branding relations: an introduction . https:...