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Strategic planning – a way of incorporating landscape thinking into regional development

Strategic planning – a way of incorporating landscape thinking into regional developmenthttp://www.iale-europe.eu/strategic-planning-%E2%80%93-way-incorporating-landscape-thinking-regional-development
Simona R. Grădinaru, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, simona.gradinaru@wsl.ch Anna M. Hersperger, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, anna.hersperger@wsl.ch Christian Albert, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Environmental Planning, Research Group PlanSmart, albert@umwelt.uni-hannover.de Cristian I. Iojă, University of Bucharest, Romania, cristian.ioja@g.unibuc.ro Summary Strategic planning serves setting and implementing long term visions of how a region should develop. When based on landscape thinking, it supports the development of actions at the interface between biophysical and socio-cultural patterns and processes. The objective of this symposium is to assemble talks that present and discuss innovative theoretical and empirical approaches of integrating landscape th…

城市地区的新形式的灵活治理安排的出现

Territorial governance across Europe: Pathways, practices and prospects (book review)

The use of indicators in the evaluation of retail planning: evidences from England

The use of indicators in the evaluation of retail planning: evidences from England: (2017). The use of indicators in the evaluation of retail planning: evidences from England. Journal of Architecture and Urbanism. Ahead of Print. doi: 10.3846/20297955.2016.1182877



Retail planning gained importance with the introduction of innovation in that sector, which challenged the vitality and viability of town centres. With this evolution and the arise of Town Centre First in England, the retail planning key documents started to incorporate indicators to help and standardize the monitoring of the health of town centres. This article aims to analyse the process of evaluation and verify the evolution of indicators suggested in the several public documents that constitute retail planning in England since 1993. It was based on the review of the main documents established in England since 1993. The research developed in this paper helps to update some information and is valuable for urban planners, pr…

Urban & Infrastructure Development Conference

30 -31 October 2017 Urban & Infrastructure Development Conference on www.facebook.com/uidc.uganda in Kampala Uganda contact uidcug@gmail.com 

500 views in 11 days: Editorial for virtual special issue: The emergence of new forms of flexible governance arrangements in and for urban regions: an European perspective

Introduction There has been growing academic, theoretical and empirical interest in the past 35 years in ‘governance’, as employed to motivate cooperation in and across specialized systems, which impact the everyday life of citizens and organizations. Rhodes (1996Rhodes, R. (1996). The new governance: Governing without government. Political Studies,44, 652–667. 10.1111/j.1467-9248.1996.tb01747.x[CrossRef][Web of Science ®]) notes that ‘governance’ is a pervasive, albeit inconsistent, term, whilst Jessop (1998Jessop, B. (1998). The rise of governance and the risks of failure: The case of economic development. International Social Science Journal,50, 29–45. 10.1111/issj.1998.50.issue-155[CrossRef]) traces its origin to the classical Latin and ancient Greek words for ‘steering boats’, in the sense of actions or manners of governing, guiding or ‘steering’ conduct, often overlapping with ‘government’. Academics define ‘governance’ in multiple ways (Stead, 2013Stead, D. (2013). Dimension…

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Place branding in strategic spatial planning: A content analysis of development plans, strategic initiatives and policy documents for Portugal 2014-2020: Journal of Place Management and Development: Vol 8, No 1

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Editorial for virtual special issue: The emergence of new forms of flexible governance arrangements in and for urban regions: an European perspective

The special issue involves six papers in which three specific knowledge lacunae are visible. The first is the emergence of new kinds of governance spaces dealing with this issue of fuzziness. Second, there is the emergence of a new setting of inter-territorial cooperation as flexible territorial-based governance arrangements. Finally, there is the emergence of new kinds of functionality regarding urban regions based on the labour market and home-to-work travel.



Editorial for virtual special issue: The emergence of new forms of flexible governance arrangements in and for urban regions: an European perspective: (2017). Editorial for virtual special issue: The emergence of new forms of flexible governance arrangements in and for urban regions: an European perspective. Regional Studies, Regional Science: Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1080/21681376.2016.1256227

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Regional Studies AssociationThe Fuzzy Spaces of Regional Governance - The emergence of new forms of flexible governance arrangements in and for urban regions: a European perspective

Guest Editor: Dr. Eduardo Oliveiro, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL

There has been growing academic, theoretical and empirical interest in the past 35 years in ‘governance’, to explain cooperation in and across the specialized policy and service delivery systems which impact the everyday life of citizens and organizations. Multilevel governance approaches highlight vertical and horizontal coordination linkages, integrating relevant interest groups and key players. Multilevel governance mushroomed from the 1990s onwards in order to capture changing relationships between the EU’s different territorial governmental levels. But little attention has been paid to governance’s more specific territorial-oriented dimensions, how knowledge of territorial specificities supports spatial policymaking or indeed the proliferation of innovative types of regional cooperation, cross-border interactions and soft governance spaces.   This virtual special issue focuses specifically on the emergence of …

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Changing home-to-work travel in England and Wales

Changing home-to-work travel in England and Wales: (2014). Changing home-to-work travel in England and Wales. Regional Studies, Regional Science: Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 32-39. doi: 10.1080/21681376.2014.887899

The impact of place on policy outcomes

The impact of place on policy outcomes: (2015). The impact of place on policy outcomes. Regional Studies, Regional Science: Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 230-236. doi: 10.1080/21681376.2015.1019956

Between national constraints and the legacies of the past: explaining variations in inter-municipal cooperation in Italian regions

Between national constraints and the legacies of the past: explaining variations in inter-municipal cooperation in Italian regions: (2016). Between national constraints and the legacies of the past: explaining variations in inter-municipal cooperation in Italian regions. Regional Studies, Regional Science: Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 482-490. doi: 10.1080/21681376.2016.1255856

Pôles métropolitains: the French approach towards inter-city networking

Pôles métropolitains: the French approach towards inter-city networking: (2014). Pôles métropolitains: the French approach towards inter-city networking. Regional Studies, Regional Science: Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 43-50. doi: 10.1080/21681376.2014.892729

Moving away from local-based flood risk policy in Austria

Moving away from local-based flood risk policy in Austria: (2016). Moving away from local-based flood risk policy in Austria. Regional Studies, Regional Science: Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 329-336. doi: 10.1080/21681376.2016.1195282

New approaches in European governance? Perspectives of stakeholders in the Danube macro-region

New approaches in European governance? Perspectives of stakeholders in the Danube macro-region: (2016). New approaches in European governance? Perspectives of stakeholders in the Danube macro-region. Regional Studies, Regional Science: Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 88-95. doi: 10.1080/21681376.2015.1116957

David Y. Miller and Raymond W. Cox III, Governing the Metropolitan Region: America’s New Frontier

David Y. Miller and Raymond W. Cox III, Governing the Metropolitan Region: America’s New Frontier: (2016). David Y. Miller and Raymond W. Cox III, Governing the Metropolitan Region: America’s New Frontier. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice: Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 109-109. doi: 10.1080/13876988.2015.1092273

Virtual special issue of Regional Studies, Regional Science

The special issue involves six papers in which three specific knowledge lacunae are visible. The first is the emergence of new kinds of governance spaces dealing with this issue of fuzziness. Secondly, there is the emergence of a new setting of interterritorial cooperation as flexible territorial-based governance arrangements. Finally, there is the emergence of new kinds of functionality regarding urban regions based on the labour market and home-to-work travel. Read the full Editorial athttp://tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21681376.2016.1256227 Featured ArticlesNew approaches in European governance? Perspectives of stakeholders in the Danube macro-regionFranziska SielkerMoving away from local-based flood risk policy in AustriaThomas ThalerPôles métropolitains: the French approach towards inter-city networkingSophie DeraëveBetween national constraints and the legacies of the past: explaining variations in inter-municipal cooperation in Italian regionsMattia Casula

Editorial for virtual special issue: The emergence of new forms of flexible governance arrangements in and for urban regions: an European perspective

Editorial for virtual special issue: The emergence of new forms of flexible governance arrangements in and for urban regions: an European perspective: (2017). Editorial for virtual special issue: The emergence of new forms of flexible governance arrangements in and for urban regions: an European perspective. Regional Studies, Regional Science: Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-6.

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Content, context and co-creation
Digital challenges in destination branding with references to Portugal as a tourist destination
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2016 Highlights #1

Place branding as a strategic spatial planning instrument: A theoretical framework to branding regions with references to northern Portugalhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JPMD-11-2015-0053

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Cities to watch in 2017

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When international property markets change, they change fast. A swift seismic or systematic shift will see cities that previously couldn’t move for investment opportunities dry up in a matter of months. And markets that most people would not have dipped the tip of their little toe into a year ago will suddenly become the next big thing.

When it comes to buyingproperty, identifying growth markets early is the best route to a good deal. The trick is knowing where to look and, crucially, when to make a move. Here are seven of the cities you should be keeping a close eye on in 2017.
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Emily Wright is Features and Global Editor of Estates Gazette, as well as a freelance writer for GQ and The Sunday Times

Destination positioning and temporality: Tracking relative strengths and weaknesses over time by Steven Pike