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Is the New Economic Geography still Alive in 2023? Smart Algorithmic Places and AI Systems

Organized within the framework of ERSA 2023 Congress, this event is a collaborative effort between the Regional Science Academy and Paul Krugman, Peter Nijkamp, Karima Kourtit, and Yongda Yu. The day’s agenda features three paper sessions encompassing a total of ten papers, a special session dedicated to the scientific significance of Ake Andersson, and a roundtable discussion. All sessions focus on exploring how the principles of New Economic Geography and location dynamics are impacted in the Digital Age.

A Literature Review of E-government Services with Gamification Elements

This document contains a literature review of the gamification topic, providing a conceptual background, and presenting a selection and analysis of the applications to e-government services. It identifies the common procedure of gamification application to e-government services, highlighting visible methodological gaps. The study characterises gamification element usage and highlights the need for a standardised methodology during element selection. Continue reading

Renegotiating Spatial Planning Practices: the role of collective initiatives and informal networks

This paper introduces an alternative narrative for urban resilience. It attempts to emphasize the value of community and its prospect to create bottom-up, non-capital oriented and non-bureaucratic urban change. In this paper, emphasis is placed on societal issues, by acknowledging the user-generated transformative power in counteracting the mundane systemic pressures, and overcoming global crises (health, economic, climate, etc.) at a local scale. Continue reading

New Archi-DOCT Issue: “Urbanities”

The 16th Archi-DOCT Journal has been published under the theme “Urbanities’. According to the editors, this issues includes a constellation of projects that symbiotically operate to define the future urban environment and respond to multiple crises associated with intertwined issues such as climate change, flooding, land consumption, inequality, gender issues, production processes, and geopolitics. Continue reading