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Mind the gap! Barriers and implementation deficiencies of energy policies at the local scale in urban China

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by Jing Wu, , Christian Zuidema , Katharina Gugerell , Gert de Roo 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421517302124
Highlights • Energy efficiency policies are ill-adapted to the diversity of local circumstances. • Predominant focus on conformance in energy policies overlooks local performance. • Pursuing ambitions runs the risk of being undermined by strict measuring systems. • Chinese energy transition needs more flexibility in target setting and evaluation.

Planning in the Face of Power. Experiencing Power Dimensions in a Visioning Process in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

Planning in the Face of Power. Experiencing Power Dimensions in a Visioning Process in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip Katharina Gugerell, Stefan Netsch Abstract
This article reflects on dimensions of power that occurred in visioning workshops with different stakeholder in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip. The overall argument developed in the article is that the visioning process—especially signs of spatial and institutional dimensions of power—occurred in both cases in a rather similar way, even though the conditions for planning and visioning are significantly different in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip. The visioning process illustrated that planning indeed shows signs of mediating space and power. Those power struggles are deeply rooted in the Palestinian planning history, the long-standing separation between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank and the protracted conflict between Israel and Palestine. Experiencing oneself the ‘dark side of planning’ makes clear that planning i…

Regional Studies Association Australasia Conference 2017

Regional Studies Association Australasia Conference 2017FRAGMENTED REGIONAL WORLDS: INEQUALITY AND POPULISM IN A GLOBALISING WORLD3rd – 5th July 2017, The University of Sydney, AustraliaBursary (Free Conference Registration) application deadline: Friday, 31st March 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 28th April 2017
Keynote panel: 'Regional Fragmentation and the Changing Political Landscapes of 2016-17' The following keynote speakers have been confirmed:Professor Phillip O’Neill (Western Sydney University, Australia)
Dr Mia Gray (University of Cambridge, UK)
Professor Andrew Beer (University of South Australia, Australia )
Professor Hugh Campbell (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Professor David Bailey (Aston University, United Kingdom) For more information and Call for Papers please click here.


Regional Studies Association Central and Eastern Europe Conference 2017
REGIONAL POLARISATION AND UNEQUAL DEVELOPMENT IN CEE: CHALLENGES FOR INNOVATIVE PLACE-BASED POLICIES1…

That fantastic feeling when you open a new book and you have a chapter in it...

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"Reflections on Academic Lives - Identities, Struggles, and Triumphs in Graduate School and Beyond"
Editors: Staci Zavattaro (Uni. Florida, USA) and Shannon K. Orr (Bowling Green Uni., USA)
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057%2F978-1-137-60009-7

Place experience and place making in World Heritage Cities

Place experience and place making in World Heritage Cities. Book chapter in World Heritage, Tourism and Identity: Inscription and Co-production, edited by Laurent Bourdeau, Maria Gravari-Barbas, and Mike Robinson. Ashgate Publishing Co. 2015

https://www.academia.edu/16090000/Place_experience_and_place_making_in_World_Heritage_Cities._Book_chapter_in_World_Heritage_Tourism_and_Identity_Inscription_and_Co-production_edited_by_Laurent_Bourdeau_Maria_Gravari-Barbas_and_Mike_Robinson._Ashgate_Publishing_Co._2015

Advertising and Public Memory: Social, Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Ghost Signs

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Infographic: Navigating the World of Citation Metrics

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Re-Blogged
Original source https://hub.wiley.com/community/exchanges/discover/blog/2017/03/01/infographic-navigating-the-world-of-citation-metrics?hootPostID=560d019190ac546402874dbf83d00360&utm_content=buffer13138&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Author Jenny Neophytou Bibliometrics Analyst, Wiley
The world of citation metrics can be a confusing one- what do all these metrics mean, and how are they used to benchmark the performance of articles and journals? We’ve put together this infographic based on our previously published post to give you a quick overview of the key citation metrics and what they tell us.

The Historic 1891 Sorg Opera House in Middletown Ohio

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Sydney - The Opera House

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History of the Book, Textual Studies, Print Culture, Sociology of the Text

History of the Book, Textual Studies, Print Culture, Sociology of the Text
all these names have been used to describe an international academic movement that rose to prominence in the late twentieth century and continues to expand today. Book History creates and applies knowledge of the material, cultural, and theoretical aspects of the book, including manuscript, print, and digital media, along with associated practices of authorship, reading and collecting, within different disciplines in the humanities and information sciences. 
The field found an early home at the University of Toronto with the launch in 1994 of the Toronto Centre for the Book (TCB), which is now the public lecture series of the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture (BHPC). 
The Collaborative Program admitted its first cohort of graduate students in September 2000, and now has a flourishing network of alumni in academia, library and information sciences, publishing and related fields in Canada and a…

Intellectual Capital and Regional Development: New landscapes and challenges for space planning

Intellectual Capital and Regional Development: New landscapes and challenges for space planning

The 24th APDR Congress has the following central theme: Intellectual Capital and Regional Development: New landscapes and challenges for space planning. After 23 years, the APDR’s Annual Congress returns to the University of Beira Interior, for positioning intellectual capital and regional development as a key theme for public policies and the agenda of the collaborative community of politicians, entrepreneurs, researchers and citizens interested in promoting endogenous growth, combined with the institutions, systems and new functional and integrative type designs, for promoting symbiosis among economic, social and political agents, in the joint task of (re) designing a new competitive space, at the regional level.  In this context, the central theme chosen is of major importance, since it is urgent to expand the ongoing debate on the importance of identifying, monitoring and managing the d…

AESOP’s 2017 Congress in Lisbon

Dear Eduardo Oliveira, Anna Hersperger
It is with great pleasure we inform you that your abstract, with the ID 149 and title “OVERCOMING RESOURCE SCARCITY BY IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIC PLANS THROUGH PROJECTS: A LUXURY OR A NECESSITY FOR URBAN REGIONS?”, has been accepted to AESOP’s 2017 Congress in Lisbon.
Now that your abstract has been accepted, please don’t forget to register and take advantage of the reduced fees until May 15! Moreover, please make your stay arrangements as soon as possible as it is high season in Lisbon.
We look forward to welcoming you in Lisbon. Join us in the quest for “SPACES OF DIALOGUE FOR PLACES OF DIGNITY”. Warm regards,

International Symposium of Ecologists – ISEM

International Symposium of Ecologists – ISEM is, now for a period of 15 years, bi-annual platform for interactions between the researchers who are dealing with the subjects of fundamental and applied ecology. Participants at the upcoming ISEM7 conference will debate about the issues of the modern ecology and environmental science of the recent times. Channels of communication between the researchers this October in Sutomore at the ISEM7 will cover the following thematic areas: Biodiversity Research & Conservation, Fundamental and Applied Ecology, Sustainable Development & Planning, Forestry and Agroecology, Ecological Education, Eco-Eco interactions discussing the ecological and economic aspects, and finally the policy issues and related ecological – environmental regulations. The program will include invited and plenary lectures that will be presented by well-known Experts with the professional backgrounds of the listed research areas. Out of the Conference Research Presentat…

Architectural Histories

Architectural Histories is the international, blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the EAHN that creates a space where historically grounded research into all aspects of architecture and the built environment can be made public, consulted, and discussed. 

The journal is open to historical, historiographic, theoretical, and critical contributions that engage with architecture and the built environment from a historical perspective. 
http://journal.eahn.org/

Opportunities for students and early career researchers

Research funding, support and awards RSA Early career research grant schemes Application deadline: 31st May 2017 This award is open to single applicants in their early career (five years between the date shown on the PhD certificate and the application deadline). The award is provided to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research. The value of the award is up to £10,000 and has a maximum time span of 18 months.  Grant value: up to £10,000(c. €11500; US$12,000) For more details see www.regionalstudies.org/funding/page/early-career-grant-scheme
RSA Travel grant Application deadlines: 31st May 2017, 31st August 2017, 30th November 2017 We offer members up to £500 towards travel costs when attending a non-RSA event. Recipients of the Travel Grant must be members of the Association at the time of the application, at the time of travel and claim. Grant value: up to £500 (c. €570; US$600) For more details see www.regionalstudies.org/funding/…

International Conference on Urban Health

The International Conference on Urban Health is the only global conference focused on advancing the health of people living in cities worldwide.
Share your latest data and research: Abstracts are invited by 31 March 2017 for oral and poster presentations, panels, pre-conference workshops and special tracks alongside the invited leatcures.
Join an expert line-up of invited speakers to discuss urban health issues related to the following broad domain areas:
Urban governance and equity-oriented policies Understanding and addressing demographic, epidemiologic and societal changes in cities Healthy urban planning, measurement and metrics, data and research Health care in cities - access, services and quality Environmental health and urban sustainability
Abstracts are also invited (by 15 April 2017) for the Special Session: Healthy Inclusive Place-Making: Global Ideas for US Solutions.
Submit abstracts for all sessions here

We welcome your participation and hope you will contribu…

Regional Studies Association Australasia Conference 2017

Regional Studies Association Australasia Conference 2017Fragmented Regional Worlds: Inequality and Populism in a Globalising World3rd – 5th July 2017, The University of Sydney, Australia Special Session Proposal deadline: 15th March 2017
Bursary application deadline: 31st March 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 28th April 2017 Keynote panel: 'Regional Fragmentation and the Changing Political Landscapes of 2016-17' The following keynote speakers have been confirmed:Professor Phillip O’Neill (Western Sydney University, Australia)
Dr Mia Gray (University of Cambridge, UK)
Professor Andrew Beer (University of South Australia, Australia )
Professor Hugh Campbell (University of Otago, New Zealand) Call for Papers:Recent economic and political developments have shed a new light on regional dynamics in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the developed and developing world. In Australia, new political movements, including Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party and the Nick …

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

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to invite you to participate at our symposium  Strategic planning – a way of incorporating landscape thinking into regional development at the IALE European Congress 2017 in Ghent, 12-15 September 2017.

The objective of this symposium is to assemble talks that present and discuss innovative theoretical and empirical approaches of integrating landscape thinking into regional planning. As regional planning requires a mix of expertise, we encourage contributions which tackle conflicts between the socio-economic and the ecological dimensions, present conservation and planning strategies of green infrastructures at regional level, integrate perception studies into the planning process, account for coupled socio-ecological systems in planning scenarios, or develop tools to incorporate ecosystem services approach into regional planning.

Papers can address various steps of the planning cycle, including governance of regions, actions, implementation …