Place Branding Conference – Announcement: Special Issue by the Journal of Place Management and Development

In:polis | urbanism in cooperation with the Department of Human Geography & Planning, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University are happy to announce that the Journal of Place Management and Development will be publishing a special issue with a selection of papers presented at the International Place Branding Conference (Utrecht, January 2012) with Ares Kalandides and Mihalis Kavaratzis as guest editors. This issue (Volume 5, Issue 1) will be published in March 2012.

Authors interested in contributing their papers to this special issue should contact Ares Kalandides ( no later than August 31st, 2011.


  1. Expression of interest (31st August 2011)
  2. Submission of full paper (30th September 2011)
  3. Reviewers’ answers (31st October 2011)
  4. Final revisions  (30th November 2011)
  5. Publication (March 2012)

Please find the past special issues of the JPMD on the Place Branding Conference here.

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Themes and sub-themes of the International Place Branding Conference can be found on the conference website (here).

We are currently working on the second Call for Papers with more information about the conference. Until its publication, you can find the first Call for Papers here.

For organisational issues of the conference, please contact Verena Röber (

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