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Outstanding Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

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Dear Mr Eduardo Oliveira,
Congratulations, your paper “Place branding in strategic spatial planning: a content analysis of development plans, strategic initiatives and policy documents for Portugal 2014-2020” published in Journal of Place Management and Development 2015 Vol 8 1 E has been selected by the journal’s editorial team as the Outstanding Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.
To increase dissemination of such a high quality article, we have made it freely available for one year, and will shortly make it the journal’s sample article.
You can find details of all this year’s winners, including your own success, here: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/authors/literati/awards.htm?year=2016
And details of the awards and how they are chosen here:
http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/authors/literati/index.htm
Free download: Oliveira , (2015),"Place branding in strategic spatial planning", Journal of Place Management and Development, V…

pen Access Journal Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS) has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus

We are very pleased to announce that the gold Open Access Journal Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS) has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database.http://bit.ly/1YQgiYJ "There is not much to say: this is an excellent and widely cited journal of regional science and already recognized as one of the leading journals in this field. I found nothing to criticize and a great deal to admire, so welcome to Scopus." - Scopus Reviewer on acceptance into Scopus, March 2016 Congratulations to the RSRS team! Very well done and deserved.

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From plans to land change: how strategic spatial planning contributes to the development of urban regions (CONCUR)

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Urban regions are undergoing a highly dynamic global process of land change. Planning and governance have a long tradition in urban areas as a means to guiding spatial development. However, a realistic model of the contribution of planning and policy to land change is still lacking, and planning is therefore only rudimentarily considered in land-change science. This research project should help clarify how planning and policy affect land change. The key challenge is that planning is context-sensitive while land-change modelling aims for generality. The overall aim of this ground-breaking, highly interdisciplinary proposal is to bridge these distinct paradigms and develop a scientific basis for adequately integrating regional spatial policies into land-change modelling. The first stage is to develop a theoretical model with the following core concepts: (1) spatial concepts as contained in strategic spatial plans, (2) key elements of governance efficiency, and (3) supra-regional develop…

Journal of Place Management and Development

Eduardo Oliveira , (2016) "Place branding as a strategic spatial planning instrument: A theoretical framework to branding regions with references to northern Portugal",Journal of Place Management and Development, Vol. 9 Iss: 1, pp.47 - 72

DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JPMD-11-2015-0053Downloads:The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 94 times since 2016

RSA Conference Graz

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Place branding in strategic spatial planning

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Professor Philip McCann PhD FAcSS FeRSA holds The University of Groningen Endowed Chair of Economic Geography and is one of the most highly cited and widely published spatial economic geographers of his generation

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Professor Philip McCann PhD FAcSS FeRSA holds The University of Groningen Endowed Chair of Economic Geography and is one of the most highly cited and widely published spatial economic geographers of his generation. He has won academic awards for his research in several countries, and has been an invited keynote speaker in over one hundred and fifty conferences in thirty countries.
Routledge would like to present you with a unique opportunity to study a selection of articles that Professor McCann has published with Routledge and the Regional Studies Association free of charge.
Don’t miss this chance to explore some of the most highly cited research papers in the field of spatial economic geography, click here to access this collection today.
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Routledge Regional Studies Team
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European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 Master Class: 30 PhD students and early career researchers wanted!

We would like to announce that the call for applications for the European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 Master Class is now open. Please do not hesitate to forward this email to anyone who might be interested.
This prestigious event will bring together 30 selected early career researchers and PhD students to present and discuss recent research on EU Cohesion Policy and regional/urban development with EU officials and renowned academics.
This year's topics are:
(1) Promoting inclusive growth and social cohesion, including the territorial dimension and the integration of urban and rural development.
(2) The significance of the network economy: policy learning; transfers between regions and cities; knowledge spillovers.
(3) Improving the Cohesion policy delivery system: performance, simplification and accountability. Applications from potential attendees must be submitted by 9 May 2016.
Successful applicants will have their travel and accommodation arranged and costs will b…

European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 Master Class: 30 PhD students and early career researchers wanted!

Dear list members,
We would like to announce that the call for applications for the European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 Master Class is now open. Please do not hesitate to forward this email to anyone who might be interested.
This prestigious event will bring together 30 selected early career researchers and PhD students to present and discuss recent research on EU Cohesion Policy and regional/urban development with EU officials and renowned academics.
This year's topics are: (1) Promoting inclusive growth and social cohesion, including the territorial dimension and the integration of urban and rural development.
(2) The significance of the network economy: policy learning; transfers between regions and cities; knowledge spillovers.
(3) Improving the Cohesion policy delivery system: performance, simplification and accountability.
Applications from potential attendees must be submitted by 9 May 2016.
Successful applicants will have their travel and accommodation ar…

Placesbrands is delighted to announce the publication of an important piece of doctoral research, which we’ve been eagerly following since this site’s inception in 2012.

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Special Issue: New theoretical and policy perspectives on regional innovation systems Regional Studies, Regional Science Special Issues

The regional studies community has a long history of engaging in policy issues and conducting research at the confluence between theory and practice, and certainly around regional innovation policy. Since the early 1990s, a number of theoretical ideas made their way into policy, particularly (but not exclusively) at the European level. A prime example here is the regional innovation systems (RIS) concept, coined by a number of regional economic geographers in the 1990s (Cooke, 1992), which ultimately became a guiding rationale for regional and innovation policy (Asheim, Boschma, & Cooke, 2011). Indeed, Cooke (2008) cites regional innovation policy as a key source for the RIS concept’s development; the concept was from its genesis always closely linked to practice. Over the past decade, a number of important issues inherent in the RIS concept have been identified (e.g. Doloreux & Parto,2005; Iammarino, 2005), regarding RIS theories’ key concepts of system components, boundarie…
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Call for oral and poster abstracts  *OPEN*ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDEDUNTIL APRIL 12(midnight, Beijing time UTC +8)
https://www.conference-service.com/GLPOSM16/welcome.cgi

Linking strategic spatial planning and land-use change

CONCUR linking strategic spatial planning and land-use change.

Funded by a five-year research grant (2016-2021) from the Swiss National Science Foundation, the project intends to complement land-change models, typically aiming at generality, with context-specific data on spatial planning and policy. The research project combines geography, urban planning and sociology, and is located at the Swiss Research Institute (WSL) in Birmensdorf, Zurich.

In the next two years, the CONCUR project will deal with the following tasks:

(A) Measurement of the spatial information contained in strategic spatial plans (cartographic representations, spatial policy visualisation and measurement)

(B) Examination of the key components of regional governance arrangements in strategic spatial planning (regional governance, assessment indicators)

(C) Comparative analysis of supra-regional conditions influencing strategic spatial planning (complexity theory, trajectories of land change, qualitative c…

Increase the impact of your next article

Increase the impact of your next article Give your next article the exposure it deserves by publishing open access in Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS). As a multidisciplinary journal and one of the official publications of the Regional Studies Association, you can be sure your article will have found a good home.

RSRS 
is a Routledge Open journal, which means your article will benefit from: being freely and permanently available on our platform, which could lead to higher readershipcitations and Altmetricsthe widest possible dissemination - research that's discoverable by anyoneanywhere fast and efficient peer reviewcompliance with funder mandatesRSRS uses the creative commons licence CC-BYglobal, cross-discipline marketing and post-publication aftercare a well-connected Editorial Boardarticle-level metrics so you can measure the impact of your worktiered article publishing charges (APC) dependent on length of paperThe introductory APC for accepted submissi…

Place branding in strategic spatial planning

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This PhD thesis brings together the strategic spatial planning approach and place branding, specifically at the regional scale. It critically scrutinizes the actual or potential roles of place branding as an instrument for the attainment of strategic spatial planning goals. This discussion is currently gaining particular momentum at a time when the application of branding techniques and principles to places has been firmly positioned on the agendas of local and regional governments. Place branding has also become an increasingly appealing topic for academic research. The theoretical assumption postulated in this thesis is that place branding could and perhaps should be integrated into strategic spatial planning, independent of the geographical scale of application and whether the place branding initiatives are novel or a re-branding exercise. This thesis investigates the empirical significance of a regional branding strategy for northern Portugal, integrated into wider strategic spati…

Hard copy of the thesis now available:

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:::Hard copy of the thesis now available:::
University of Groningen Library, Groningen, NL
The National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague, NL

:::Soon also available:::
Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL (ETH domain), Birmensdorf, Switzerland
University of Minho Library, Braga, Portugal
University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.