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Urban Planning

publication of our issue in Urban Planning:

Title: Urban Planning and the Suburbs: Solutions for Sustainability from the
Edges (2018, Volume 3, Issue 4)

The direct link for downloading this publication is:

https://www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/issue/view/123

The entire Table of Contents of this issue follows: 

Title: Urban Planning and the Suburbs: Solutions for Sustainability from the
Edges
URL: www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/article/view/1794

Title: Enduring Features of the North American Suburb: Built Form,
Automobile Orientation, Suburban Culture and Political Mobilization
URL: www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/article/view/1684

Title: Automobile Commuting in Suburban High-Rise Condominium Apartments:
Examining Transitions toward Suburban Sustainability in Toronto
URL: www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/article/view/1645

Title: ‘Social Mix’ as ‘Sustainability Fix’? Exploring Social
Sustainability in the French Suburbs
URL: www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/article/view/1675

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Advancing computational processes to translate multifaceted aspects of spatial planning into land change models

Workshop "Advancing computational processes to translate multifaceted aspects of spatial planning into land change models" Public lectures and demos at WSL on Advancing computational processes to translate multifaceted aspects of spatial planning into land change models Date:27th Nov. 2018, 09:00 - 12:30 Venue: FlurySaal @ WSL Birmensdorf, Zürich, Switzerland Organizer:CONCUR Project team Language:English General description: Within the CONCUR project ‘From plans to land change: how strategic spatial planning contributes to the development of urban regions’ the expert workshop ‘Advancing computational processes to translate multifaceted aspects of spatial planning into land change models’ (27th November) includes public lectures on morning by two international experts and a local researcher. These experts will lecture on issues concerning current limits of land change models in their consideration of spatial policies in urban region specifically on urbanization, nature protec…

What are regions? Why are they important? We asked some of our members to explain to us what a region is.

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We are all mad here

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Issue 2 of Regions e-Zine

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Issue 2 of Regions e-Zine is dedicated to the impacts of regional research and the difference that regional research can make. Read about China’s “collaboration in the common human community” and the related RSA policy expo.


PhDs: do what is best for you.

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If you think academia is gonna change, you’re not paying attention. Same conversation, same calls for change, very similar ideas, for decades. PhDs: do what is best for you. Find your best career option where you are empowered, successful, & can make a livable wage.


via https://twitter.com/drmarenw L. Maren Wood, PhD

Here is a new day folks

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「瑞士製造」信度無價 瑞士設立專法、官方機構守護國家形象

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My modest contribution to #placebranding debates in China read 

「瑞士製造」信度無價 瑞士設立專法、官方機構守護國家形象 at https://www.upmedia.mg/news_info.php?SerialNo=45991

and 形象也是一種資源 歐洲小國瑞士鞏固全球市場吸引力 
at https://www.upmedia.mg/news_info.php?SerialNo=49685 via 上報


Regions EZine is out

This issuehttps://regions.regionalstudies.org/ezine/issue/02/ is dedicated to the impacts of regional research and the difference that regional research can make across a variety of disciplines and geographies. In many ways, impact and engagement are a foundational aspect of the RSA’s identity, which since the 1960s, has aspired to inform and influence regional policy. More generally, as James Hopkins describes in his history of the RSA, the core function of learned societies such as the RSA has been and continues to be, “to make knowledge accessible through a network of communication”.  For this reason, debates about research impact and engagement often highlight the importance of expanding these networks of communication to involve practitioners and policy makers beyond the academic community. For regional research this task has been complicated by ongoing waves of globalization, which have produced a relational world in which the organization of environmental, political, economic a…

China-led Globalization? Understanding and making policy for risk in China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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Xiangming, Julie and Xue present a framework for understanding the risks involved in China’s  multi-national trans-regional Belt and Road Initiative. As part of research contributing to a Regional Studies Association Policy Expo they suggest how outcomes from the worlds largest and most complex infrastructure project could be improved by taking a multi-scalar approach to risk.

https://regions.regionalstudies.org/ezine/article/china-led-globalization-understanding-and-making-policy-for-risk-in-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative/


To Engage or Not to Engage? Developing Academic Drivers for Collaborating with Local and Regional Government in Policy-Design

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Liliana Fonseca argues that universities are increasingly called upon to engage with local and regional government, but do they possess the needed mechanisms to incentivise academics to do so? In this article Liliana explores the barriers that prohibit the effective linking of these institutions and suggest potential policies that can be implemented to broaden the interpretation of the third mission within universities.

https://regions.regionalstudies.org/ezine/article/to-engage-or-not-to-engage-developing-academic-drivers-for-collaborating-with-local-and-regional-government-in-policy-design/


Innovation Dynamics and Resilience: A Crucial Agenda for the Future of Regional Studies and Policy

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Hugo Pinto develops the concept of the ‘resilience of innovation’, which links ideas about innovation dynamics and resilience to anticipate how regions might respond to external shocks or systemic failures in the economy and environment.

https://regions.regionalstudies.org/ezine/article/innovation-dynamics-and-resilience-a-crucial-agenda-for-the-future-of-regional-studies-and-policy/


Issue 2 of Regional Studies Association Regions is out

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The second issue is dedicated to the impacts of regional research and the difference that regional research can make across a variety of disciplines and geographies. Exciting articles on waves of globalization; knowledge transfer; resilience, Belt and Road initiative and a new section on reflections on academic experiences and practices.

https://regions.regionalstudies.org/ezine/issue/02/

Joint work by Editorial team, Eduardo Henrique, Michael Taster and Julie Miao together with Regional Studies Association office.

Special thanks to all the contributors

If you are interested in contributing to the forthcoming issue on Smart Specialisation do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for reading


Joining MIDLAND project at Université catholique de Louvain

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Exciting new chapter about to begin. As part of the MIDLAND project team at Earth and Life Institute, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium I will contribute to the investigation of transformative co-production of future land systems in frontier regions: the case of Northern Mozambique. about MIDLAND project & team at https://erc-midland.earth/