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Renaud Vuignier

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Institut des Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique, Université de Lausanne

New paper CONCUR WSL Project: Governance arrangements, funding mechanisms and power configurations in current practices of strategic spatial plan implementation

Governance arrangements, funding mechanisms and  power configurations in current practices of  strategic spatial plan implementationEduardo Oliveira and Anna M. Hersperger Highlights • Current strategic spatial plan implementation practices are characterized by governance arrangements, funding and power configurations. • Negotiations, interest groups involvement and multi-level government cooperation are pivotal governance arrangements in planning practice. • Private interest groups as developers and retail representatives have been increasingly involved in negotiations during plan implementation. • The law of the market is unrelenting in current strategic spatial plan implementation practice. • Spatial governance in contemporary urban regions is increasingly being co-opted into the dominant neoliberal agendas.

Second International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment: Research in Practice (SDBE 2018) at the Crystal, London, UK

Open call for papers to the Second International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment: Research in Practice (SDBE 2018) at the Crystal, London, UK on 12th -13th September 2018.

The conference focuses on Research in Practice in sustainable design and planning, building energy performance, education for sustainability with an emphasis on a balanced approach to environmental, and socio-economic sustainability in research and practice.

SDBE conference is a unique opportunity for researchers, academics, architects, urban designers, engineers, building consultants and professionals to share the latest knowledge, research and innovations in sustainable building design, building performance, simulation tools and low carbon building related technologies. The conference includes prominent keynote speakers from academia and practice to maximize opportunities for knowledge exchange.

Conference Themes:

1.      Education for sustainability
2.      Energy efficiency in …

25th APDR Congress, to be held at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Call for Papers and Special Session Proposals
It is our pleasure to announce the 25th APDR Congress, to be held at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, from July 5 to July 6, 2018.
Theme of the Conference: Circular Economy, Urban Metabolism and Regional Development: Challenges for a Sustainable Future
The call for papers and Special Session Proposals is open and your participation is very welcome!
Themes of specific interest are:  RS01 - Conceptualisation and models in regional development  RS02 - Territorial development policies for circularity  RS03 - Strategies of Circular Economy  RS04 - Technological innovation, new products and business models  RS05 - Regional innovation, clusters and ecosystems  RS06 - Reverse cycles and innovation in logistics  RS07 - Sectoral policies and circularity  RS08 - Circular Economy and labour markets  RS09 - Circular Economy and promotion of territories  RS10 - Management of urban and per…

The Global Grid Twitter Chat: City Branding and Place Making

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If you are interested in learning more about City Branding and Place Making


#join The Global Grid Twitter Chat using the # - #TheGlobalGrid Wednesday, 21st February @ 9pm (Zürich time)
Who will be involved:
The Institute of Place Management (IPM), with Louise Platt (Research Fellow at IPM) leading the conversation, and panel members: ·       Malcolm Allan (PlaceMatters); ·Eduardo Oliveira (Postdoc at WSL-Zürich); ·Thorsten Kausch (Thorsten Kausch – Cities. Brands. Impulses) ·The Global Grid team
We will be discussing:
·The most successful city brands around the world;
·City brands and diversity;
·City brand development processes; <

29 Ways to Stay Creative

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With thanks to Professor Vasco Eiriz, EEG, Uni. Minho, Portugal

http://www.eiriz.org/p/placar.html