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Strengths and weaknesses of the SWOT tool for place-related analysis

by Ares Kalandides I am sure most of us have already used some kind or other of a SWOT model to analyse something. In my business it is often used as an analytical tool to understand “places”, where they stand … Continue reading

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Alternative Mapping

by Renard Teipelke This article is about maps. If you are thinking back to geography classes in school or your last trip with a roadmap, you will be misled. There has always been more to maps, more in maps, and … Continue reading

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It’s a Cool Place, but Don’t Tell Anyone!

by Renard Teipelke Traveling to new destinations is one of human mankind’s greatest experiences. You have two options with respect to a destination’s standing: you can either decide for the well-known, established one or you can try out the relatively … Continue reading

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Place Identity| A Perspective

by Brendan Colgan Identity is a very loose and elusive concept. As Erik Erikson – a  German development psychologist and psychoanalyst, known for his work on social development of humans and for coining the phrase identity crisis – once wrote … Continue reading

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M&Ms in Wisconsin – Part II: Milwaukee

By Renard Teipelke Only four mayors in 60 years – three of them socialists (sic!). Considering Milwaukee’s 20th century history, the preconditions are really exciting for a US-American city. The Sewer Socialist movement emerged from Milwaukee and included famous figures … Continue reading

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The ‘Gate’ in ‘Gated Communities’

By Renard Teipelke The network Architects for Architects and Plattenvereinigung hosted a panel discussion (on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011, at the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin) titled “Gated Communities – Are we heading toward a two-tier society?” The panel, moderated … 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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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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Horizontal and Vertical Gentrification

By Renard Teipelke The best design feature of One Museum Park is that not a single view is compromised. Every vista, from every home is a spectacular one – and each is guaranteed to be unobstructed forever. From it’s [sic!] … Continue reading

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