From the monthly archives:

January 2012

Redesigning the World’s Largest Development Programme – The EU Cohesion Policy

January 30, 2012

Economic development is the sustained, coordinated actions of policy makers that promote the standard of living and economic health of a specific area. Such actions can involve multiple areas including development of human capital, critical infrastructure, regional competitiveness, environmental sustainability, social inclusion, health, safety, literacy, and other initiatives. Economic development differs from economic growth. Whereas […]

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The Expansion of the European Union

January 28, 2012

The European Union is a geo-political entity covering a large portion of the European continent. It is founded upon numerous treaties and has undergone expansions that have taken it from 6 member states to 27, a majority of states in Europe. Below are two brief videos on the historic and continued development of the EU. […]

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How to create a profitable city

January 26, 2012

“Barcelona, Haparanda, Curiiba, Tuttlingen and Bilbao, all have one thing in common: driven enthusiasts that by different means have succeeded to put their towns on the map of the world. The big mistake of Stockholm is not to capitalise on the world leading brand Alfred Nobel.” Above text is the headline and preamble of a […]

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The importance of where we live

January 26, 2012

I am a strong believer in Globalization. As the importance of free trade was observed by David Ricardo and the mechanisms of optimal wealth allocation was discovered by Vilfredo Pareto in the Pareto principle, globalization brings wealth, as the global economy becomes even more efficient and traversing the spectrum toward pareto-optimal resource and wealth allocation. […]

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International Place Branding Conference in Utrecht January 19-20 2012

January 21, 2012

One of Holland’s oldest cities – Utrecht – was host to the special session International Place Branding Conference on January 19-20, 2012 which is supported by the Institute of Place Management, based in Manchester, United Kingdom. This was the first place-dedicated conference I have attended, and on top of it Marius Sylvestersen and I had […]

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Europe at the Brink

January 11, 2012

The Wall Street Journal has published a video that examines the origins of Europe’s debt crisis and why it spread with such ferocity to engulf much of the continent and threaten the entire world. It is well worth watching. See below. Europe on the Brink Other related posts: Five design Elements for Successful Development of […]

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