Monthly Archives: August 2012

Global City Indicators Facility

By Renard Teipelke “The Global City Indicators Facility provides an established set of city indicators with a globally standardized methodology that allows for global comparability of city performance and knowledge sharing.” This web-based relational database website, Global City Indicators Facility … Continue reading

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From User to Neighbour – How Social Media Enters the Local Level

by Valentin Schipfer One could assume that individualism in urban areas has been underpinned by a sense of communitarism since the last decade. Terms like community gardening, food coops, shared bike workshops, neighbourhood meetups or backyard sales are gaining weight. … Continue reading

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In the Shadows of the High Line –

A while back we published a very popular blog post on High Line New York, which has been on the top of the daily clicks every since. Now, here is another article from the New York Times, which tells quite … Continue reading

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Local and regional products, carbon footprint and regional development

by Hanna Lutz When I moved to Berlin two years ago, there was only one organic food market in my neighbourhood. Today, there are countless markets, restaurants and cafés and even discounters that sell organic products. I can drink fair … Continue reading

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International Place Branding Conference in Utrecht 2012: “Special Edition: Roots – Politics – Methods Conference Proceedings” available for download now!

The book is now available for download under The first two International Place Branding Conferences have provided a highly valuable input into the still emerging field of place branding. In Berlin 2008 and Bogotá 2011, scholars, practitioners, and city representatives came … Continue reading

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Urban Hacking as a Quality Management Tool to guarantee high-value Public Space (2): Hacking privatised space

by Hanna Lutz Public space is public space. I myself like to consider it as space not only accessible for the public (if this is ensured at all), but in the first place being made and maybe even protected by the … Continue reading

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