Monthly Archives: October 2014

Notes from a research trip to Crete (2 of 3)

By Jonas Rehmet (You can read Part 1 of this post here) On the way to my next stop in the  Lassithi region, I pass by many unfinished building along the road and the former coastal fisher village Chersonisos which today … Continue reading

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Notes from a research trip to Crete (1 of 3)

by Jonas Rehmet I am sitting in a half-empty airplane to my childhood’s holiday destination, Crete,  going through papers, notes and documents on Crete and agritourism. While the stewardess collects the remains of my breakfast with the typical omnipresent smile … Continue reading

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Fake country-of-origin products and the limits to place branding

by Ares Kalandides Yesterday, a small, inconspicuous object caught my attention. It was a cup of yoghurt in the supermarket fridge. Blue and white, decorated with meanders, carrying the brand name “Elinas” (i.e. Greek as in ‘the person from Greece’) it … Continue reading

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Renovating Kensington

By Renard Teipelke This August I visited London for the second time. I have been to the city the first time in 2011. During both visits I was staying in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (at a friend’s … Continue reading

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Open Data – What Now? 7 Ideas for Your City

by Valentin Schipfer Everbody talks about smart cities while nobody really knows what hides behind it. Is it about open data and communication technologies or about mobility? Is it about energy-efficient buildings or social innovations? Or is it an integrated … Continue reading

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Fake Hipster Neighborhoods

By Renard Teipelke At some point the change happened. Often it is very hard to recall when it had all started. The derelict neighborhood has become hip. It does not need to be about gentrification all the time. Let’s focus … Continue reading

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