Posts

Showing posts from November, 2016

Special Session at the Regional Studies Conference - Dublin 2017

Special Session at the Regional Studies Conference - Dublin Please the call for further details:
http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/special-sessions/ss-dublin-2017
Smart City-Regions and Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) are now driving significant policy development in city regions in Europe. However, the ‘smartness’ in these strategies is dominated by a technological hegemonic understanding of the city region. The discourse is centred on knowledge flows and data aggregation which allows the city-region to modelled and managed.
At the same time, territorial innovation models such as the triple/quadruple/penta-helix models also seek to understand the city-region as a system of knowledge flows between stakeholders. In this case, stakeholders’ interdependencies and their social and culturally rooted practices are just as important as the data and technical knowledge itself. Indeed, the role of institutions seems to be strategically substantial in order to foster ecosystems of …

PhD in land-change analysis of Bucharest (RO)

Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is a part of the ETH domain. Approximately 500 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.
The Research Unit Landscape Dynamics studies patterns, causes and pro-cesses of landscape change. The ERC-project CONCUR develops and tests a theoretical model on how planning contributes to the development of urban regions. For this, WSL is offering a 3.5 years position, starting in spring 2017, as a
PhD in land-change analysis of Bucharest (RO)
You will test for the urban region of Bucharest the theoretical model and tools currently designed by the CONCUR team. This test will be conducted in collaboration with testing efforts in two other areas. Specifically, you will conduct expert interviews, analyze planning documents and perform spatial analyses in GIS to perform an in-depth c…

PhD in land-change analysis of Austin, Texas (USA)

Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is a part of the ETH domain. Approximately 500 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.
The Research Unit Landscape Dynamics studies patterns, causes and processes of landscape change. The ERC-project CONCUR develops and tests a theoretical model on how planning contributes to the development of urban regions. For this, WSL is offering a 3.5 years position, starting in spring 2017, as a
PhD in land-change analysis of Austin, Texas (USA)
You will test for the urban region of Austin TX the theoretical model and tools currently designed by the CONCUR team. This test will be conducted in collaboration with testing efforts in two other areas. Specifically, you will conduct expert interviews, analyze planning documents and perform spatial analyses in GIS to perform an in-dep…

2017 AESOP Congress in Lisbon

Image
Dear colleagues
We would be happy if you would consider submitting an abstract to our track on green infrastructure (Track 5) at the upcoming AESOP conference in Lisbon. Please distribute to any interested parties.  
http://aesop2017.pt/index.php/presenters/abstracts-full-paper-submissions

Territorial governance across Europe: Pathways, practices and prospects

Territorial governance across Europe: Pathways, practices and prospects: (2016). Territorial governance across Europe: Pathways, practices and prospects. Regional Studies: Vol. 50, No. 11, pp. 1943-1944. doi: 10.1080/00343404.2016.1187522

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

Image
Heading to Barcelona for the final set of interviews on territorial governance arrangements in strategic regional plan-making and plan-implementation after 7 months of data collection. :::14

European Urban Regions = 14 Spatial planning cultures = 14 Territorial governance settings:::

Special thanks to the 46 interviewees

CONCUR
http://www.wsl.ch/fe/landschaftsdynamik/projekte/CONCUR/index_EN 


Entrevista a Josep Maria Carreras i Quilis

Image

This morning from my office window at Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL

Image

Remembering Greg Ashworth by Mihalis Kavaratzis

Re-posted http://blog.placemanagement.org/ (original source)

by Mihalis Kavaratzis We were meeting in a pub in Groningen over beers – that’s where we always met, over dinner and drinks, never in an office. “When’s the big party?” he asked. “What party?” I asked back. “Your defence party.” “What does that have to do with anything?” “Book a date for your party! Book the restaurant and order food and drinks. Then you can start planning backwards and you’ll find out what you have to do tomorrow…” This was late 2003 and I had started my PhD in Groningen under his supervision only a few months earlier. So, the ‘party’ was the last thing in my mind. “What a strange piece of advice”, I thought. In the coming years, I would learn to deal with his advice. I knew I had to take what seemed irrelevant and disconnected, think about it over and over again and give it time and, especially, effort. And then (sometimes months later), the moments always came when I would lift my eyes from the screen and …

Book Review - Image of Istanbul, Impact of ECoC 2010 on The City Image

Image
Book Review Eduardo Oliveira
Abstract
Evinç Doğan (2016). Image of Istanbul, Impact of ECoC 2010 on The City Image. London: Transnational Press London. [222 pp, RRP: £18.75, ISBN: 978-1-910781-22-7] The idea of discovering or creating a form of uniqueness to differentiate a place from others is clearly attractive. In this regard, and in line with Ashworth (2009), three urban planning instruments are widely used throughout the world as a means of boosting a city’s image: (i) personality association - where places associate themselves with a named individual from history, literature, the arts, politics, entertainment, sport or even mythology; (ii) the visual qualities of buildings and urban design, which include flagship building, signature urban design and even signature districts and (iii) event hallmarking - where places organize events, usually cultural (e.g., European Capital of Culture, henceforth referred to as ECoC) or sporting (e.g., the Olympic Games), in order to obtain world…

Book Review - Situated practices of strategic planning – an international perspective

Image
Dear author, We are pleased to inform you that your article "Situated practices of strategic planning – an international perspective" has been published on Taylor & Francis Online. 
It is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09654313.2017.1254322
50 free downloads here http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/MhXc4SSu8taQi3h4SnaM/full


Professor Sir Gregory Ashworth, 18th of May 1941 - 6th of November 2016

Image
in your memory, Greg
"Some things are better; enjoy them, some things are worse; ignore them (...) 
You’re here to learn where you come from. 
You’re being forced back to question your assumption. 
It’s a voyage of discovery into yourself.” 
(Professor Sir Gregory Ashworth, Glasgow, 1941-Groningen, 2016)

Imagem de Portugal, dos seus produtos, turismo e intenções de investimento

Caros(as) Colegas, No link abaixo indicado (em Português e em Inglês), têm um questionário conduzido por uma aluna do Doutoramento em Marketing e Estratégia, da Universidade do Minho, que está a realizar um estudo sobre a Imagem de Portugal, dos seus produtos, turismo e intenções de investimento. Se puderem ajudar, por favor participem no mesmo. Obrigado -- Dear Colleagues, At the link below (in English and Portuguese), you have a survey conducted by a Portuguese PHD student. If you can help, please participate in it. Thank you and have a nice day. Versão em Português: Para aceder ao questionário, por favor clique no link seguinte: https://eeguminho.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bkpw9Pnq6UB7omF Versão em Inglês: To begin, please click the survey URL below: https://eeguminho.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6fHwunclSdkRfdr

Good morning she said

Image
Our Lucy, Zürich 2016