Monthly Archives: February 2011

Death in Venice: An Italian Idyll Fights for Its Very Survival – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International

© Der Spiegel The city of Venice absorbs 20 million tourists each year. In addition, rising water levels have meant an increasing number of floods each year. A new barrier aims to keep Mother Nature at bay, but Venice faces … Continue reading

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hypercities – historical layers for Google Earth based city maps

hypercities is a project of a collaboration of American universities under the lead of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) which has created a comprehensive Internet platform for the integration of geographical material in Google Maps.

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History making history: Tarragona Candidature for the Mediterranean Olympics 2017

by Ares Kalandides Inside consultures is the communication agency behind this spot for the candidature of the city of Tarragona for the XVIII Mediterranean Olympic Games in 2017.

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Place and Place Management

by Ares Kalandides I was browsing through the site of the Institute of Place Management to understand how they define it and found the following definiton (which I re-write in my own words):

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Three reasons why I got inspired by the Bogota conference

By Mihalis Kavaratzis The 2nd International Place Branding Conference attracted both academics and practitioners from all over the world. Intense discussions took place during the three days in Bogota. Although at first glance the discussions might not seem to lead … Continue reading

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Videos from the Bogota Conference

5 viedos on youtube from the Bogota conference

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Prof. Cathy Parker’s comments on the Bogota conference

“…Well firstly the language of place branding, coming from branding and, therefore, focusses on the positive and the controllable. So it is conceptually ‘vacant’ when it comes to the ‘messy’ and often ‘crap’ bits of places, and also the importance … Continue reading

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Report: 2nd International Place Branding Conference | 20th – 22nd January 2011 in Bogota

by Ares Kalandides The Georg Simmel Centre for Metropolitan Research together with in:polis organized the 2nd International Place Branding Conference The Search for Place Identity in Bogotá Colombia 20th – 22nd January 2011. Approximately 100 participants from all over the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Symposium “Evaluation of urban spaces”

Evaluation of urban spaces –  Communicative practices and discursive arrangements in urban settings « Bewertung urbaner Räume » Kommunikative Praxis und diskursive Arrangements in Einstellungen zur Stadt

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New brands for Great Britain

by Mareike Forßbohm The article ’Your country needs you – time to sell brand britain’ published in the MarkeetingWeek deals with the image problems of Great Britain. The UK drops to the 9th place of the FutureBrand’s country brand index … Continue reading

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