urban development

How Gamified Placemaking Can Reconnect Us with Cities

Gamified placemaking is the focus of this post by Günter Soydanbay: a reflection on how we build and organize our cities, how we lost the genius loci, the send of city, and how placemaking strategies can help us reconnect with our urban environment.

Psychology and Cities: Charles Landry Explores the Hidden (Urban) Dimension

Charles Landry in this guest post connects the dots between cities and psychology, and calls for a stronger focus on the psychological resilience of cities as safe havens in turbulent times.

Lauren Millier on Economic Development and Urban Planning

Lauren Millier in this interview discusses economic development, its challenges and links to urban planning and place branding. Part of a special series in collaboration with the International Economic Development Council, IEDC.

How Sustainable Urbanisation and Place Branding Shape Cities in Southeast Asia

Sustainable urban development and place branding are on the rise in major cities across Southeast Asia, reports Dominic Mason from Singapore.

Events as City Branding Opportunity: 4 Things Small Cities Need to Avoid

Can events support the city branding of small cities? Yes, argues Christian Dragin-Jensen, if city officials manage to avoid four common pitfalls. With examples from Denmark.

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