Volume 3, Issue 2, December 2019

Volume 3, Issue 2,  ISSN 2566-2147


Ela Babalık, Andrea Frank, Nikos Karadimitriou, Olivier Sykes

Imaginaries of a ‘Europe of the Regions’

Simin Davoudi

“I have not come here this evening to talk to you about a utopia; no, I am here to talk to you about
an adventure ...: the federating of Europe.”
These are the words of Denis de Rougemont (1948, p.1), the Swiss philosopher and scholar, given at a talk ...

Systematic Sharing of Knowledge Obtained in Pilot Projects in Spatial Planning

Elena Gilcher, Gerhard Steinebach

Pilot projects are implemented to obtain results and knowledge that can be reused subsequently. In this paper, we address the question of the efficient and effective distribution of insights between pilot projects. We present detailed considerations on the structures which are required to share the results and knowledge obtained through ...

An Investigation into the Influence of Land-Use, Social Networks and Information and Communication Technologies on Destination Choice for Social Activities

Vishnu Baburajan, João de Abreu e Silva

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) enable individuals to travel more flexibly. The choice of
location for social activities has become very flexible. In addition to this, land-use characteristics also play a
vital role in the location of social activities. This work aims to analyse the influence of land-use characteristics,
ICT ...

A Resilience-Based Approach to Enhance the Capacity of Small Villages to Cope with Intertwined Threats: A Case-Study in the Basilicata Region

Adriana Galderisi, Giada Limongi

About 70 percent of Italian municipalities that have fewer than 5,000 inhabitants are located in difficult to access mountain areas which are often prone to multiple hazards. As clearly demonstrated by the seismic events that hit Central Italy in 2016, the socio-economic decline of these municipalities is also increasing ...

From Macro-Level Policies to Micro-Level Practices: Changing Global Economic Landscapes and the Proliferation of Middle-Class Gated Communities in Mexico

Emma Regina Morales

In recent decades, gated communities for affluent groups have gained academic attention worldwide. However, in nations with large inequalities such as Mexico, which are also affected by issues of insecurity, corruption, and violence, these enclaves have become more common for middle-income groups. Their existence is usually associated with the search ...