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City as a Personality and its manifestation in Urban Semiotics

"City as a Personality and its manifestation in Urban Semiotics" is the title of the students´ work in the 2nd year of the Master study of Spatial planning. In urban semiotics, city is approached as a text based on the grammary of spatial patterns and structures generating meaning. Students have to analyze chosen city as a metaphoric personality: its historic memory, visual face, architectural language as well as social climate and underlying values

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Socio-ecological factors of strategic planning

Spectra, Centre of Excellence organized (22nd and 23rd November 2012) workshop under the title "Socio-ecological factors of strategic planning". The event was held at the Institute of Management of Slovak University of Technology and several distinctive personalities took a part. Prof. D. Scholich from ARL Hannover introduced his conclusions on balanced life conditions between metropolises and provinces, Assoc. Prof. L. Nyka from TU Gdansk referred to environmentally and culturally sustainable solutions of water urbanism and Ing. J.Borucka from TU Gdansk focused on rethinking the sensorial environment of public spaces. Students of spatial planning were the main target audience.

The Global Financial Crisis: Are We Trapped in an Obsolete Economic System?

Spectra, Centre of Excellence, and CETIP (Center for the Transdisciplinary Study of Institutions, Evolution and Policies) were co-organizators of guest lecture of prof. Daniel W.Bromley from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA under the headline "The Global Financial Crisis: Are We Trapped in an Obsolete Economic System?".

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Sokrates Erasmus Intensive programme for a “Permaculture Design Course” in the Seestadt Aspern in Vienna

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna organizes from 15th till 30th September 2012 a Sokrates Erasmus Intensive programme for a “Permaculture Design Course” in the Seestadt Aspern in Vienna. In close cooperation with representatives from the City municipality of Vienna and local representatives in the 22nd district in Vienna and students from the Danube region will work on open space concepts within the Seestadt Aspern.

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Annual Spa-ce.net conference, 24-26th October 2012 in Kecskemét (Hungary).

Annual Spa-ce.net (network of spatial planning research insttutions) conference will take place 24-26th. October 2012 in Kecskemét (Hungary). Host of the conference is the Institute of Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Science.

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Metropolitan Development in Central Europe

On June 1st, the „Metropolitan Development in Central Europe“ conference – the final event of the ESPON project POLYCE – took place at the Vienna University of Technology. In the morning political representatives of Bratislava, Ljubljana, Prague and Vienna gave a press conference about the development of Central European Capitals. In the afternoon POLYCE researchers presented their findings about metropolitan development. City representatives discussed recommendations for smart Central European Metropolises.

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Spectra, Centre of Excellence is inviting you to the Student's exhibition

under the motto "Institute of Management, that is us...", which is planned to be held on Tuesday, 17th April 2012, 5:00 PM  at Institute of Management STU, Vazovova street 5, room Nr. UC 301

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With Planning Toward Environment of High Quality, 19th April 2012 in Agrokomplex Nitra

Spectra, Centre of Excellence is one of the co-organizers of scientific workshop under the title "With Planning Toward Environment of High Quality" The event will be held on 19th April 2012 at 10,00 AM in Agrokomplex Nitra, pavilon K, during the exposition GARDENIA and DomEXPO. For Spectra, Centre of Excellence, the following members will have a speech: prof. M.Finka will refer on revitalization of brownfields, ing. M. Baloga will focus on the public participation within the planning  process and ing. M.Schweigert will introduce the project urbanE.T. Additional public discussion on spatial planning will be a part of the official programme

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City festival urban E.T., Rača 1st June 2012

Spectra, Centre of Excellence is the Official Partner of unique City festival urban E.T., which will be held in municipality of Rača from 1st June till 3rd June 2012. The festival programme is consisting from artistic and interactive interventions into the urban space, exhibitions, movie projections, workshops, urban games, concerts and performances, discussions and conference.

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The City of Bratislava and Spectra, Centre of Excellence organised on 8th November a local conference within the European research project POLYCE.

The aim of the event was to bring together local and regional stakeholders in order to discuss about preliminary project results and strategies developed for the city of Bratislava. Among the audience there were representatives of the city of Bratislava, municipalities, spatial planning research bodies and business related to spatial development.

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