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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 … Continue reading

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Highway 1 & the Magic of a Simple Road

By Renard Teipelke Have you ever thought about a sabbatical year? Going away. Writing your first novel. Trying to find the meaning of life. Leave all your problems of everyday life behind. Finally succeed in renouncing Twitter, iPhone, Facebook, DirectTV, … Continue reading

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B(r)and Aid for Nations

By Renard Teipelke Do you remember the time when some nations or their progressive leaders/decision makers thought of nation branding as an innovative and cool tool to position their country in a globalized world?! That is to say: a time … Continue reading

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Farewell Welfare?

By Renard Teipelke In the typical Hollywood movie, a homeless person is normally sitting in front of a office building and begging for a few cents. In contrast to other features of Hollywood movies, this is actually not an unrealistic … Continue reading

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Criticism -> Skepticism -> Death-Knell-Attitude

By Renard Teipelke For decades, courageous, enthousiastic, and convinced citizens have fought for a better democracy in Germany: more transparent, more direct, more accountable. What these citizens have achieved can hardly be described by any words. They fought the system, … Continue reading

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SchönebergerARTwalk

A special walk through Berlin’s Schöneberg Kiez last Saturday of every month, 11am-5pm Nine galleries in Berlin’s Schöneberg neighborhood are inviting you to the SchönebergARTwalk which takes place last Saturday of every month. The kick-off will be June 25th, 2011, … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Tourism Conference

in:polis | urbanism in cooperation with the School of Tourism and Hotel Management (Akdeniz University Antalya) are happy to announce the first edition of the Conference “Destination Management and Branding in the Mediterranean Region” to be held in Antalya in … Continue reading

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Dirk – the Brand

By Renard Teipelke In the night from Sunday to Monday history was made. The Dallas Mavericks won the prestigious NBA finals against Miami Heat in the sixth game. NBA? Well, this acronym stands for “National Basketball Association,” i.e. the world-famous … Continue reading

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Pismo Beach: Niche Existence due to Otherness

By Renard Teipelke Along the Pacific Coast, California offers hundreds of beautiful beaches. Names (or places) such as Santa Cruz, Malibu, or Coronado Island are world famous not only because they are marketed well but are actually nice, sunny, and … Continue reading

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2nd Nordic Urban Workshop at Stockholm University 25th-26th October 2011

Welcome to the second Nordic Urban workshop, a two-day meeting directed towards PhD students and young researchers studying urban dynamics from a broad range of disciplines. The workshop features a key lecture and a career strategy discussion, along with parallel … Continue reading

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