Monthly Archives: March 2013

Guest article: The buried statues of war

The hiding of the ancient treasures of the National Archaeological Museum on the eve of the German occupation of Athens, 1941. by Kostas Paschalidis (1) During a period of six months prior to the German invasion of Greece a group of … Continue reading

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The Berlin Update: 30th March 2013

by Ares Kalandides As every week here is my pick of news from and on Germany. Today with the following: 1. Save the Berlin Wall! 2. Interview with Heiner Flassbeck, former German State Secretary of Finance 3. Dubious journalism: Institute … Continue reading

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Invitation to City Branding Symposium in Beijing

On October 23 to 25 this year, the 2nd City Branding Symposium focusing especially on China will be held at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The conference theme is “Positioning Cities: Innovative and Sustainable Strategies for City Development and Transformation”. The symposium is a … Continue reading

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Pick of the day: The ‘reconfiguration’ of London is akin to social cleansing | Anna Minton | Comment is free | The Guardian

“For cynical residents this approach is a continuation of the previous government’s discredited Pathfinder programme, which aimed to increase land and property prices by demolishing existing homes in well-located areas in northern towns to build new properties that could be … Continue reading

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Places like, let’s say, highways?!

by Renard Teipelke Studying ‘streets as places’ through in-situ research is nothing new to social science. A classic in this regard is Doreen Massey’s work on the global sense of place with the example of Kilburn High Road in London. … Continue reading

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8 Urban Guerilla Marketing Campaigns Worth Watching

by Valentin Schipfer Did you know that some years ago the megalopolis São Paulo in Brazil had banned commercial advertising in the city? Since stone-age cave-painting we know, there has always been kind of a natural urge of humanity for … Continue reading

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The Berlin Update: 23rd March 2013

by Ares Kalandides Here is my weekly pick of news from or on Germany. Today with the following topics: 1. Belgian government accuses Germany of wage dumping 2. Friedrich Ebert Foundation: Future Scenarios for the Eurozone – 15 Perspectives on the Euro … Continue reading

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Guest article – The Philippino way, Part 2: Public Spaces

This is the second part of the guest article by Daniel Wagner. You can find the first part here.  by Daniel Wagner* The relationship between the Philippino and the street is a very intimate one. Actually there is no clear … Continue reading

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Guest article: Medellín, The World´s Most Innovative City of 2012

by Jaime Hernandez* The Citigroup with the Wall Street Journal,and the association of the Urban Land Institute launched a campaign to determine the most innovative city of the year. From an initial list of 200 cities, online public votes were … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: Emanuel Urban Farm Network – Mayor Launches New Agriculture Plan To Transform Vacant Lots – The Huffington Post

‘Under a recently-announced new agriculture plan, vacant lots on Chicago’s South Side could be transformed into thriving — and profitable — urban farms in just three years. […] In a statement, Emanuel said the farm lots will help “stabilize” the … Continue reading

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