18 December 2017

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



The cross-border relations between Galicia and northern Portugal have been shifting towards improved competitiveness, but also heading for the creation of stronger cooperation. However, it was only with the EU membership of Spain and Portugal (1986) that the foundation for successful cross-border cooperation was built. 



Constructing regional advantage in branding the cross-border Euroregion Galicia–northern Portugal: (2015). Constructing regional advantage in branding the cross-border Euroregion Galicia–northern Portugal. Regional Studies, Regional Science: Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 341-349.

9 December 2017

Memorial tree was planted at the Martinikerkhof for professor Greg Ashworth

Last Saturday, a memorial tree was planted at the Martinikerkhof for professor Greg Ashworth, who passed away on November 6, 2016. Greg has lived at the Martinikerkhof for decades and was very loved within his neighbourhood. To fund the tree, neigbours have raised 2500 euro to be able to plant a large tree, a copper beech, which has been planted at the corner near the Gardepoort.


6 December 2017

what is the key to success?

10. “The road to success is always under construction.” Lily Tomlin
 
9. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
 
8. “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” – Wayne Huizenga
 
7. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

6. “I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale
 
5. “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” – Arthur Ashe
 
4. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

3. “The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.” – Wilma Mankiller
 
2. “You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.” – Michael Dell
 
1. “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” – Walter Scott

source & credits
Richard Branson
https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/my-top-10-quotes-success-0

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

These papers greatly highlight the most prominent gaps in the current understanding of flexible modes of governance within the emergence of new territorial settings, with a view to sketching out future research agendas built on the intellectual fissures of current practical and theoretical knowledge. 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.

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.



Constructing regional advantage in branding the cross-border Euroregion Galicia–northern Portugal: (2015). Constructing regional advantage in branding the cross-border Euroregion Galicia–northern Portugal. Regional Studies, Regional Science: Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 341-349.

4 December 2017

Regional Studies Association - New Regions` Editors


Eduardo Oliveira is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL in Switzerland.  At the WSL he devotes special attention to the effectiveness of territorial governance in strategic spatial planning and implementation as well as on the impacts of strategic spatial planning on urban land change. Eduardo has also been researching to what extent regional branding contributes to landscape conservation and new forms of environmental governance in and for urban regions.

Julie Tian Miao is Lecturer in Urban Planning and Development at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow in the UK. She obtained her PhD from the University College London where she developed her expertise on regional economics and innovation. Her current research interest lies in an innovative junction between the knowledge economy, the high-tech sectors and the housing market. She is the lead author for an edited volume on ‘Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes: Technopoles of the World 20 years after’ (Routledge, 2015). 


Michael Taster is a postgraduate researcher in the department of Urban Studies and Planning at The University of Sheffield. He is currently undertaking a RSA funded PhD research project, focused on the impact of developments in scholarly communication technologies on learned societies and regional researchers. He is particularly interested in how new technologies and regulation are reshaping academic research practices to be more open and engaged and the implications this has for learned societies that are seeking to re-invent themselves in the face of a new scholarly communications paradigm.
Working together with the Regional Studies Association office team to transform Regions from a printed magazine to a fully online and open access ‘E-Zine’, we can safely say, we are excited about the future of Regions. For the first time in its history, Regionswill fully embrace the knowledge dissemination opportunities of the internet by presenting the latest developments in regional studies to both the membership and the general public. In taking this step, we hope to advance the Regional Studies Association’s mission to be a leading and impactful community, by actively reaching out to new audiences, advancing debates in regional studies and providing the latest evidence based regional knowledge to anyone who seeks it. For this reason, we have been redesigning Regions, in an attractive and dynamic, digital format that will combine empirical and theoretical insights in a way that is rigorous, informative and accessible. At the same time as bringing in new changes, we hope to build on Regions’ legacy of being a critical medium for the communication and sharing of knowledge between members and the wider RSA community. By combining the best of the old with the best of the new, we are certain that the new Regions will prove to be a vital tool to showcase the excellent research carried out by all members of the Regional Studies Association.

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Special issue in European Planning Studies Spatial planning and place branding: rethinking relations and synergies

Introduction:  Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen and Eduardo Oliveira  Rethinking planning-branding relations: an introduction . https:...