Showing posts from October, 2017

Interpreting Landscape John Wylie


Book review - Local government and urban governance in Europe

Eduardo Oliveira (2017): Local government and urban governance in Europe, Planning Theory & Practice To link to this article:
This edited volume promises a European-based overview of 60 years of reform in local government policies and the evolution of urban governance practices. The editors organize the book by focusing on three driving forces, which explain in part these wide-ranging and dynamic changes over time: (1) the transition to democracy in the mid-1970s and early 1990s, (2) the 2008 financial and economic crisis, and (3) the implementation of European Union (EU) urban policies.

Regions and Cities working for a better future !


Creating the Rotterdam of Tomorrow | Rinske Brand | TEDxRotterdam


Interview with Eduardo Oliveira on Place Branding and Strategic Spatial Planning

Place Brand Researchers Interview with Eduardo Oliveira on Place Branding and Strategic Spatial Planning12 October 2017The Editorial Team Eduardo Oliveira in this interview shares his experience of using place branding as a complementary instrument in strategic spatial planning. He also discusses the digital challenges of city and regional branding and the increasing role of social media in managing place reputation.   Learn about:Place branding as an instrument of strategic spatial planning;What a valuable place brand is;How local governance influences place branding;Destination marketing through social media: including travellers as co-creators and opinion-makers;Storytelling as a tool for place branding and examples of best practice;How place branding contributes to sustainable regional development. Read More

Reposted: "The planning of tourism on rural areas: the stakeholders` perceptions of the Boticas municipality (Northeastern Portugal)"

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"The planning of tourism on rural areas: the stakeholders` perceptions of the Boticas municipality (Northeastern Portugal)"
Abstract Most of the strategies developed to “save” rural territories in Europe have not been successful. One of the main problems has been the adoption of the top-down paradigm in the approach to the development of those territories. Portugal is a good example of the difficulty of adopting a bottom-up paradigm. The main objective of this paper is to present the perceptions of the local (including the residents) and regional stakeholders acting at Boticas towards the set of resources available and the development of the tourism industry. Boticas is a Northeastern Portuguese rural low density municipality. Capturing those perceptions, the research aims contributing to the establishment of a more integrated and innovative development s…

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Eduardo Oliveira | Global Land Programme

16th meeting: Adaptive Planning for Spatial Transformation

Supporting cities and regions in being responsive to opportunities and threats that are yet unknown is a key challenge for the discipline of planning. Planners look for ways to guide urban transformations on the one hand, and on the other to strengthen the adaptive capacity of cities and regions to unforeseen effects, consequences, and events. While planners and governance experts often indicate the importance of this tension, this conference contributes to the still rudimentary debate on how planning strategies can effectively assist in resolving this tension. Framed within a Complexity Science perspective, academics and professionals are invited to: DEVELOP analytical models and methods for mapping, comparing, simulating and evaluating, interactions between deliberate planning interventions and self-organised processes of change.ANALYSE non-linear urban and regional transformations and emergent socio-spatial configurations.IDENTIFY innovative and experimental planning strategies and…