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5th Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy for PhD students and early career researchers

15th European Week of Regions and Cities 2017“Regions and cities working for a better future” 8-12 October 2017, Brussels

5th Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy for PhD students and early career researchers
As part of the 15th European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), the biggest event world-wide on regional and urban development, the Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy will be held for PhD students and early-career researchers for the fifth time between 9 and 12 October 2017. The Master Class will be organised and led by the European Commission, DG for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), the EU Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Regional Studies Association (RSA) in cooperation with the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). A selection panel composed by these organisations will be responsible for reviewing the applications and selecting participants. The Master Class is a unique format to connect yo…

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Inclusive Placemaking

Institute of Place Management 4th International Biennial Conference Call for Papers: Inclusive Placemaking
7th – 8th September 2017, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UKSpecial Track: Museums & Places Conference Chairs: Dr Ares Kalandides, Dr Steve Millington and Professor Cathy Parker The repercussions of the 2008 global financial crisis continue to reverberate across the world, presenting major challenges to local development.  In many places, after decades of regeneration, the money has simply run out. This is an era of austerity, but one where responsibility for prosperity (or failure) is being devolved and localised through current political agendas.  This coincides with calls to take back control, both in the UK and USA. However, the local capacity to transform places, to tackle serious issues such as income inequality and climate change is severely over-estimated, and brings i…

Vintage 1978 Pictorial Map Of Victoria, British Columbia


Content, context and co-creation - Jul 25, 2014

UN Unanimously Passes Resolution Making Destruction of Heritage a War Crime

Reblogged: A City Is Not a Computer



 Look past the sarcasm, though, and you’ll find an ideology on the rise. The question was posed last summer by Y Combinator — the formidable tech accelerator that has hatched a thousand startups, from AirBnB and Dropbox to robotic greenhouses and wine-by-the-glass delivery — as the entrepreneurs announced a new research agenda: building cities from scratch. Wired’s verdict: “Not Actually Crazy.” 2

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PhD students in Human Geography (2) at the Department of Human Geography Stockholm University. Closing date: 1 June 2017.

PhD students in Human Geography (2)
at the Department of Human Geography. Closing date: 1 June 2017.
The Department of Human Geography is dedicated to research and education in geography, human geography and urban and regional planning. Today, the Department employs about 50 people, 30 of whom are academic staff and about 15 post-graduate (doctoral) students. The total number of students during one year is about 500 including around 100 master programme students.
The Department of Human Geography has three research profiles; The Stockholm Urban and Regional Research Environment (SURE), Historical geography and landscape studies and Population geography, migration and GIS. Information on ongoing research in the profiles is available at:

Human geography studies human activity from a spatial perspective. This means that human geographers are …

Seeking 21st century Hospital Design? by Mohammed Shokry Abdelaal

Reposted from: Along the past year, I was working on a research project to find some indicators for measuring the efficiency of the old Islamic healthcare facilities "Bimaristan" from the contemporary perspective.I searched for the most advanced and recent trends of designing healthcare facilities: Planetree, Evidence-Based Design(EBD), Lean Design and more. Whenever I start testing a historical Bimaristan against these parameters, I discover that it exceeded these recently invented standards.No wonders, our former Muslim architects "Mo'alems" were masterminds! When I started tracking the evolution of designing healthcare facilities in the Western world through history. It stunned me that European hospitals were using Islamic Bimaristans as role models to follow till the end of 19th century…

How To Build a New Civic Infrastructure

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.

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Place branding in strategic spatial planning: an analysis at the regional scale with special reference to Northern Portugal

Architecture and public debate in modern Europe

T H E P R I N T E D A N D T H E B U I L T 

This project studies the relationship between the built environment and print culture in modern Europe, concentrating on the 19th and early 20th centuries. In this period, a host of new public media developed, altering the way architecture was discussed, understood, and – ultimately – built. Looking particularly at the illustrated press emerging in mid 19th century, we examine the way architecture in the modern period becomes a site for cultural negotiation through printed media. This multidisciplinary humanities study will, we believe, throw new light on the intricate web of spatial, material and discursive practices that shaped the modern public sphere. The project is based at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) /Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies (OCCAS), in collaboration with the University of Oslo (UiO), the Norwegian National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, and a wide international network.

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The Common Press Links Students to Printmaking History

The Common Press is a collaboration of interests, including writing through Kelly Writers House (KWH), print culture via the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and visual arts and design at PennDesign. The facility provides a mixed media environment where students can move between digital and manual image-making while collaborating with writers, printmakers, and others in the book arts. The Common Press exists to assist in teaching design and facilitate collaborative projects across the University. (AMK)

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