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Spatial planning and place branding: ret...

Spatial planning and place branding are allies in the discovery and creation of place narratives and assets as well as in contributing to spatial transformation or the improvement of the socio-spatial and spatial-economic conditions of a place. However, the existing and potential linkages between spatial planning and place branding are yet to be explored by […]

Landscape governance, environmental poli...

Landscape governance, environmental policy, spatial planning and place branding

Place branding strategies are increasingly used to promote cities, regions and national parks. In this paper we analyse the evolution of landscape governance in three Flemish regions to discern the virtues of these place branding strategies in relation to other forms of environmental policy and spatial planning. In all three regions state led policies and […]

Smart cities, smart planning & smart gro

Smart cities, smart planning & smart growth

All over the world planners are developing novel approaches to manage urban growth in more sustainable ways, in ways more sensitive to spatial quality and to social, economic and ecological contexts. There is a widely shared understanding that the success of such approaches depends on the possibilities to integrate an almost overwhelming variety of objectives. Smart […]

Managing smart growth and sustainability

Managing smart growth and sustainability

Place brands can provide powerful concepts van visions to attract, engage and unite investors, entrepreneurs, NGO’s and citizens in regional governance and coordinate their actions in order to enhance the sustainable development of their area. The International Place Branding Yearbook 2012 provides further insights in applying brand and marketing strategies to the economic, social, political […]