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"The mind is everything. What you think you become." - Buddha

Thank you Alessandro Balducci and Valeria Fedeli

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The Tourism Potential of Northern Portugal and Its Relevance for a Regional Branding Strategy

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:::BLACK FRIDAY::: and we are granting you :::FREE ACCESS::: to the latest issue of Journal - Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR)

Find enclosed: Oliveira, Eduardo (2014), The Tourism Potential of Northern Portugal and Its Relevance for a Regional Branding Strategy, 2(2): 54-78. URL: http://www.ahtrjournal.org/admin/dosyalar/8/AHTR,2(2)-5.pdf

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Regional Studies Association

The Regional Studies Blog: Paving the way to the career turning point with op...: This is a guest post by RSA Student Representative, Eduardo Ol i veira. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in strategic spatial planning

Fourth International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries

Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives April 16 – 17, 2015 Riga, Latvia Conference is organized by the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Latvia, in cooperation with the Professional Association of Project Managers, Baltic Controlling Institute and Employers' Confederation of Latvia. The aim of the conference is to discuss results of scientific research in project management issues, to establish new contacts and networking between professionals involved in project management as well as enhance the capacity of project managers. The conference programme includes opening plenary session, parallel sessions. All abstracts are reviewed by two reviewers and papers included in the conference proceedings are double blind reviewed. Conference language is English. The work of the conference will be organized on following topics but not limited to: 1. Project management in public administration, 2. Problems and solutions in EU funds Project management (implem…

Braga no início dos anos 70

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Country Brand Index 2014-15

Source and authorship - FutureBrand 2014
http://www.futurebrand.com/cbi/2014

The Country Brand Index 2014-15 report includes an overall ranking of the 75 countries, rankings by dimension, complete perception dashboards for the top five country brands, regional leaders and averages and 'ones to watch' for the future. It will be of primary value to country brand managers, tourism, trade and investment experts keen to understand the levers they can pull for competitive advantage. But it also provides valuable insights for professional brand managers and leaders seeking to further harness country of origin associations for corporate and consumer brands.

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An Introduction to the Country Brand Index 2014-15

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Aly & Fila - Future Sound Of Egypt 307 [Full TRANCE!!] [HD]

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Urban Studies Table of Contents for December 2014; Vol. 51, No. 16

Urban planning 2030

Urban planning ideas for 2030, when billions will live in megacities http://t.co/5zgK4bZoHL

reblogged - City Nation Place – New Place Branding Survey

PlacesBrands is excited to announce our collaboration with City Nation Place for a new research survey of the place branding industry.  The goal is to benchmark best practice within the industry, and bring together a diverse range of people and organisations involved in place branding, placemaking, tourism marketing, inward investment, and events management.  While there are numerous indices published each year for the strongest country brand, the most attractive destination brand or the best cities to live and work in, these do not often help us to understand how to improve place branding strategies. We’d like to invite you to participate in the survey, which is designed to provide a clearer picture of the priorities and investment plans of your colleagues working on place branding strategies for countries, regions or cities around the world. Whether you are working in government, or for a marketing or promotion board, we are interested in understanding more about your challenges: compl…

And this is what Africa might have looked like.

What if the Black Plague had killed off almost all Europeans? Then the Reconquista never happens. Spain and Portugal don't kickstart Europe's colonization of other continents. And this is what Africa might have looked like. http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/africa-uncolonized

Paving the way to the career turning point with open access publishing - reblogged

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http://www.thersablog.com/2014/11/paving-way-to-career-turning-point-with.html

This is a guest post by RSA Student Representative, Eduardo Oliveira. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in strategic spatial planning & place branding at the Department of Spatial Planning, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Almost twenty days after the RSA early career conference I found myself in a moment of reflection and mental-planning towards 2015, a turning year in my career. In that chilly November afternoon my thoughts were divided between the need to accomplish my tasks as a last year PhD student and prepare my next steps in my career. Inspired by the words Sally Hardly (RSA Chief Executive) and the Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS) editorial team, represented by the editor-in-chief

The Regional Studies Blog: Paving the way to the career turning point with op...

The Regional Studies Blog: Paving the way to the career turning point with op...:

This is a guest post by RSA Student Representative, Eduardo Oliveira. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in strategic spatial planning & place branding at the Department of Spatial Planning, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Rebel county, smart city - reblogged

http://placesbrands.com/rebel-county-smart-city/

he smart city concept has been greatly overused and it’s all getting rather dull. But one Irish city is reinterpreting the whole idea of ‘smart’ to draw on its own set of strengths and assets. Check out  CityMetric here.

Coastal Resilience Workshop

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Rethinking Place Branding

Coming soon
Rethinking Place Branding: Comprehensive Brand Development for Cities and Regions Hardcover – January 14, 2015 by Mihalis Kavaratzis (Editor), Gary Warnaby (Editor), Gregory Ashworth (Editor) 
http://www.amazon.com/Rethinking-Place-Branding-Comprehensive-Development/dp/3319124234

Ongoing work

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The Regional Studies Blog: Early Career Research on Regional Development in S...

The Regional Studies Blog: Early Career Research on Regional Development in S...: This is a guest post by Dr. Marijana Sumpor. She is the RSRS ECP Abstract Manager & Editor and RSA Ambassador for Croatia. Marijana is ...

Book review: Good Cities, Better Lives: How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism

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DESIGN, SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY TO FOSTER CIVIC SELF ORGANISATION

DESIGN, SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY TO FOSTER CIVIC SELF ORGANISATION

Please consider contributing to the conference

DESIGN, SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY TO FOSTER CIVIC SELF ORGANISATION
taking place in Hasselt (Belgium) from 21-22nd May 2015.
Deadline for abstracts: Nov 17

The conference is addressing the role of design, social media and technology in triggering people to engage in spatial issues – either as an individual or as a group. We welcome full and exploratory papers. All papers will double-blind peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be published in an online conference proceedings. A selection of papers will be published in an edited volume via the inPlanning platform (http://www.inplanning.eu)

More information: http://www.uhasselt.be/conference-fostering-civic-self-organisation

Regional Studies Association Winter conference London

http://www.regionalstudies.org/
http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/regional-studies-association-winter-conference-2014

Sustainable Recovery?  Rebalancing, Growth, and the Space Economy - London, UK Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2014

Nation Brands Index by Nick Cull

Excellent (as always) blog about the Nation Brands Index by Nick Cull, my co-editor for the Journal of Place Brandinghttp://ow.ly/EfN5V

Book review: Good Cities, Better Lives: How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism

Book review: Good Cities, Better Lives: How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of UrbanismPeter Hall, Good Cities, Better Lives: How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism, Routledge: Abingdon and New York, 2013; 356 pp.: 978 0 415 84022 4,£34.00/US$55.95 (pbk) Eduardo Oliveira University of Groningen, the Netherlands With contributions from Nicholas Falk, founder Director of the URBED, Peter Hall’s new book, Good Cities, Better Lives: How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism, is a critical, rigorous and deeply researched account of how to create better cities and towns in which citizens can live, work and play. In addition, the book adds much to the practice of urban planning, just as an emerging urban world and third wave of cities take shape on the global landscape (Scott, 2012). It provides lessons for countries facing urban dilemmas, social inequalities and spatial challenges. Emerging cities, intrinsically intertwined with complex globalisation processes, which bind them e…

Urban Studies Table of Contents for January 2015; Vol. 52, No. 1