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Ten Full-Time Funded PhD Studentships beginning September 2017

University of Leicester School of Business - Ten Full-Time Funded PhD Studentships beginning September 2017 The School of Business is pleased to be able to offer nine Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAships) and one Graduate Research Assistantship (GRAship). The closing date is midnight on 18th April 2017. All short-listed applicants will be interviewed for suitability. Interviews for these awards are provisionally scheduled for the end of May 2017. Please see document entitled 'Further Guidance' (here) for detailed information about each specific PhD research opportunity and the process we will use to allocate them.
The School of Business at the University of Leicester is renowned for the quality of its creative, interdisciplinary and heterodox research. We welcome applications from those interested in the critical and innovative rethinking of any of the following fields: accounting; finance; innovation, technology and organization; marketing; management and organization stu…

International Conference on Urban Planning and Management

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The Metropolis International Institute - Mashhad in conjunction with the Research Center of Mashhad City Council and Ferdowsi University of Mashhad will conduct 8th International Conference on Urban Planning and Management in Mashhad, Iran from April 24-26, 2017.

Book Review: Decentralization in environmental governance: A post-contin...


Review of the book: Decentralization in environmental governance: A post-contingency approach

Oliveira (2017) Decentralization in environmental governance: A post-contingency approach, Journal of Planning Literature, online first…/full/10.1177/0885412217695487

Constructing regional advantage in branding the cross-border Euroregion Galicia–northern Portugal

This paper employs a constructing regional advantage (CRA) approach in respect of examining the potential of joint branding strategies intended to position and give visibility to cross-border regions. The CRA concept is introduced here to improve understanding about the empirical significance of a branding strategy through cross-border relatedness, differentiated knowledge bases and policy platforms. It also aims to contribute to the academic debate on region branding. The case study focuses on the Euroregion composed of Galicia in north-west Spain and northern Portugal (GNP). Findings show that the combination of the key economic domains in which GNP excels will echo the cross-border advantage and strengthen a joint region branding strategy.

Monday morning aftermath

Aly & Fila - Live A State Of Trance 800 Utrecht 2017

With 587 views-the book review: "Human Smart Cities"

With 587 views-the book review: "Human Smart Cities" is the most read article of Envi. Planning B

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 ‘gov…

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Book Review - Human smart cities – Rethinking the interplay between desi...


Human smart cities – Rethinking the interplay between design and planning

Top 5 - Most read articles published in Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science

Review of the book:Human smart cities – Rethinking the interplay between design and planning.
Article first published online: February 3, 2017 DOI:

Book Review: Human smart cities – Rethinking the interplay between design and planning

Grazia Concilio and Francesca Rizzo, Human smart cities – Rethinking the interplay between design
and planning. Urban and landscape perspectives, Springer: Cham, Switzerland, 2016; 255 pp. ISBN
978-3-319-33022-8, »86.00 (hardcover)

Reviewed by: Eduardo Oliveira, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland

I began this review by typing ‘smart city’ into a popular search engine. I received an impressive number of approximately 32 million entry results, some of which were definitions, while others were links to urban regions that are currently developing the multiple vectors that urban smartness entails. The ‘smart city’ is to many spatial planners and place managers yet another catchphrase that has outlived its usefulness.


Dubrovnik, Croatia – May 30-31, 2017 Scientific track of the ECM conference on City Tourism Full website under construction – below you can find the most important information. Important DatesSubmit abstract (max. 1,000 words): 28th February 2017Notice of acceptance: 31st of March 2017Authors of accepted abstracts are invited to register to the conference until: 7th April 2017Conference: May 30-31, 2017Authors invited to submit final papers for publication in Journal of Tourism Futures until 1st October 2017 Background Tourism is an important source of income for cities and its importance is likely to increase in the future. Not only is tourism the fastest growing segment of the leisure travel market, but business travel to cities is set to increase too. The growth of city tourism and further developments in the tourism industry as well as wider society have created a wide range of new opportunities and challenges that have already or can disrupt…

Summer School: Land-system science for analysing dynamic landscapes: data, tools and models

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tart:27th August 2017End:01st Sep. 2017Venue:Seminarhotel Lihn, Filzbach Glarus-Nord, SwitzerlandOrganizer:Zentrum LandschaftLanguage:EnglishType of event:WorkshopAudience:PhD students and Postdocs around the world (max. 20 students)
You will develop an integrated view on land-use change and landscape assessment. You learn to use/apply state-of-the-art data, tools and models for spatial analyses and efficiently translate your scientific findings to practitioners working in the field of land-use and landscape management.. Land use and the resulting landscape character is the result of complex human–environment interactions. The complexity of these processes increasingly challenges planners, environmental agencies and policy makers. In this summer school the students learn how science can support practitioners in their decisions on sustainable land-use/landscape development. They develop sk…