sexta-feira, abril 29, 2016

PASOS: Vol. 14, N. 2

PASOS. Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural: VOLUMEN 14 | NÚMERO 2 | ABRIL 2016

terça-feira, abril 19, 2016

"Evaluating the Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture: National and International Tourists' Behaviors and Perceptions"

In 2012, Guimarães hosted the European Capital of Culture (ECOC). An evaluation of this event was needed because public, private, and community funds were involved. This analysis considers tourists as external and independent stakeholders who assessed the cultural activities developed during the event as well as the attributes of the city. The main objectives of the research conducted were to assess the visitors' motivations during the hosting of the Guimarães ECOC 2012, their perceptions towards the city, and if national and international visitors kept different perceptions of it. For 2 months, in the summer of 2012, a survey was applied to 390 visitors. The results revealed that hosting the 2012 ECOC was a major contribution towards attracting new visitors to the city (though many of the visitors stayed only for a short period of time). Based on tourists' perceptions, the tangible heritage was clearly detached from the set of attributes associated to Guimarães, whereas the intangible heritage was less noted. The Portuguese tourists seem to be more prone to value the tangible heritage than the foreign tourists. Overall, Guimarães received a very positive evaluation relating to the city's image and, as stated by tourists, visiting it was declared to be highly recommended. Following the obtained empirical results, the need for changing the city's promoted image emerges, which has been too centered on its tangible heritage. In doing so, it is believed that there will be longer overnight stays by visitors.»

Laurentina Vareiro
J. Freitas Santos
Paula Cristina Remoaldo
J. Cadima Ribeiro

(resumo de artigo entretanto publicado em Event Management, Vol. 20, Nº 1, 2016, págs. 81-97 - 

segunda-feira, abril 18, 2016

"Discussing the posthosting evaluation of a mega sporting event: The perception of Warsaw Residents toward UEFA EURO 2012"

The aim of this paper is to identify Warsaw residents’ perceptions and attitudes toward the UEFA EURO 2012 tournament. The investigation focused on how residents of Warsaw perceived the impacts of the tournament one year after the event. A questionnaire survey was applied using a stratified sampling method to 480 residents of Warsaw. The results of the survey and ordered logit regressions show that although the residents did not perceive that the economic benefits of the tournament were spread uniformly, a large majority valued the tournament’s role in promoting Warsaw as a tourist destination and enhancing the international identity of the city. Whereas residents generally displayed positive attitudes toward EURO 2012 in terms of lifting their pride and bringing the community closer together, they also noted some negative impacts of the event. The opinions expressed about the tournament depended on the age, education, and income of the responders. A majority of the residents agreed that the positive impacts of EURO 2012 outweighed the negative.»

(reprodução de resumo de artigo tornado disponível nesta data, por via eletrónica, no sítio da revista Tourism and Hospitality Research -

sábado, abril 16, 2016

DRd - Desenvolvimento Regional em debate: v. 6, n. 1 (2016)

«Caros leitores,

A revista DRd - Desenvolvimento Regional em debate acaba de publicar seu último número, disponível em
Convidamos a navegar no sumário da revista para acessar os artigos e outros itens de seu interesse.

Agradecemos seu interesse e apoio contínuo em nosso trabalho,
Valdir Roque Dallabrida
Universidade do Contestado
Fone 47-91541468
Fax 47-36226696
Professor e pesquisador com atuação no Mestrado em Desenvolvimento Regional da UnC. Editor-chefe da Revista DRd.

DRd - Desenvolvimento Regional em debate
v. 6, n. 1 (2016)

Editorial (1-3)
        Valdir Roque Dallabrida,        Maria Luíza Milani

Territory, geographical indication and territorial development (4-21)
        Marcos Aurelio Saquet

Tipicidad territorial: elemento fundacional de la construcción de una Denominación de Origen (22-40)
        Marcelo Agustín Champredonde

Mutações no mundo vitivinícola: a Indicação Geográfica como estratégia de qualificação (41-62)
        Volnei Krause Kohls,    Flávio Sacco dos Anjos, Nádia Velleda Caldas

Determinantes do movimento pendular numa aglomeração urbana interiorana: o caso da AUNE no Rio Grande do Sul (63-89)
        Cristiano Stamm,        Manoela Silveira dos Santos,    Maria Alice Oliveira da
Cunha Lahorgue

Construção e análise do Índice de Desenvolvimento Rural para as Mesorregiões Norte e Jequitinhonha do Estado de Minas Gerais (90-119)
        Rosimere Miranda Fortini,       Suely de Fátima Ramos Silveira, Vinicius de
Souza Moreira

Produto Interno Bruto (PIB) versus Índice de Desenvolvimento Humano Municipal (IDHM) na Microrregião de Dourados/MS (120-135)
        Vilmar Nogueira Duarte, Karoline Almeida Cavalcanti

Repercussões territoriais dos investimentos em cultura na Região “Rota Missões” do Rio Grande do Sul. (136-158)
        Victor da Silva Oliveira,       Tiago Costa Martins

Expansão da Educação Superior Stricto Sensu: o sudoeste do Paraná (159-174)
        Nayara Massucatto,      Giovanna Pezarico,      Marlize Rubin Oliveira

Mortalidade infantil no Planalto Norte Catarinense e as questões do desenvolvimento da região (175-191)
        Adriana Moro Wieczorkievicz,    Marley Vanice Deschamps,        Camila Heiden Glonek

A interiorização da violência social: uma análise do interior paulista (192-217)
        Leonardo Andrade,       Hélio Braga Filho

O papel da classe criativa na sociedade atual: resenha (218-221)
        Mayara Rohrbacher Sakr

DRd - Desenvolvimento Regional em debate»

(reprodução de mensagem que me caiu entretanto na caixa de correio eletrónico, proveniente da entidade identificada)

quarta-feira, abril 06, 2016

Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais: request for manuscripts

Dear Colleague,

                               REQUEST FOR MANUSCRIPTS
Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais (Portuguese Review of Regional Studies), ISSN 1645-586X, is a quarterly journal published by the Portuguese Association for Regional Development (APDR).
The journal is indexed in Econlit (and associated bases: JEL on CD, e-JEL and Journal of Economic Literature), in WebQualis and in Scopus.
The main purpose of Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais (RPER) is to publish the results of the most recent research in the interdisciplinary area of Regional Science, embracing regional, local and urban studies, and is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. We will be glad if you partner with the journal, by sending in your original research papers.
We have a fast review process and our main aim is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscripts within one and half month after submission.  Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the second or third issues coming after.
For enquiries, send e-mail to the RPER executive secretariat ( or visit our website (
We await the submission of your manuscript for publishing in our next issues.

Best regards,

J. Cadima Ribeiro
Chief Editor
Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais
ISSN 1645-586X

segunda-feira, março 28, 2016

Call for Abstracts | 1st AMRS Congress and 23rd APDR Congress, May 30-31,2016, Marrakech, Morocc

«It is our pleasure to announce the 1st Moroccan Regional Science Association (AMRS) Congress and 23rd Portuguese Association for Regional Development (APDR) Congress, to be held at Marrakech, Morocco, from May 30 to 31, 2016.
Theme of the Conference: Sustainability of Territories in the Context of Global Changes
The Congress will work through plenary sessions, conferences and round tables and parallel sessions. Parallel sessions will include: i) abstracts submitted to Regular Sessions (RS), proposed by the organization; and ii) abstracts submitted to Special Sessions (SS), proposed by participants. Sessions can be either in English, French or Portuguese.
The call for abstracts is open and your participation is very welcome!
Special Sessions

SS01 - Regional Science in Africa
Organizers: Cássio Rolim and Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
SS02 - Asymmetries in metropolitan areas: measuring, correcting and rethinking
Organizer: Jorge Gonçalves
SS03 - Sustainable Tourism in the Age of Globalization
Organizers: Oliver Fritz and Martin Falk
SS04 - Entrepreneurship in sustainable and creative territories
Organizer: Luísa Carvalho
SS05 - Cultural Tourism and Regional Development
Organizers: Paula Remoaldo, Laurentina Vareiro and José Cadima Ribeiro, University of Minho
SS06 - Contributions of higher education institutions (HEIs) for territorial development: building bridges between the local and global
Organizer: Conceição Rego
SS07 -Sustainable Built Environments for a better Human Health
Organizers: Elisabete Freire and José Luís Crespo
SS08 - Participatory Planning and Sustainable Built Space
Organizers: José Luís Crespo and Elisabete Freire
SS09 - Adapting to global change at the coast
Organizers: Nadia Mhammdi and Abdellatif Khattabi
SS10 - Adapting to climate change through improved watershed management and payment for environmental services
Organizer: Abdellatif Khattabi

Themes of Regular Sessions:

1.        Agriculture, fisheries and food security
2.        Climate change mitigation and adaptation
3.        Climate risk management in the perspective of human security
4.        Economics of Environmental and Natural Resources
5.        Education, health, wealth, and human welfare
6.        Environmental services and their attractiveness to private sectors
7.        Financial System and Regional Development
8.        Green growth in energy, transport and infrastructures
9.        Green growth in natural resources
10.     Local Reactions to Global Changes
11.     Mediterranean Renaissance
12.     Migration and urban vitality
13.     Migration, Urbanization and Spatial Justice
14.     Natural resources, biodiversity, environment and sustainable development
15.     Opportunities and constraints for innovation in green enterprises
16.     Poverty, social policy in space and environment
17.     Regional Cooperation and Development
18.     Regional Development in Africa
19.     Rural Development and Agriculture Economics
20.     Spatial Dimensions of the Financial and Monetary Crises
21.     Territorial Multi functionality and, Sustainable Regional Development
22.     Theory, Methods, Data and Reality in Regional Science
23.     Bartolomeu Award*

Deadline for Abstracts submissions: April 10, 2016. Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the platform available on the Conference website:
All information at the congress website:
Looking forward to meeting you in Marrakech!
Abdellatif Khattabi
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee
*The Bartholomew award is awarded to scientists aged less than 33 years (including co-authors) on the 15th of July each year, presenting a paper in a session of APDR Congress. The prize is awarded by a jury of appreciation by the Director of the Portuguese Journal of Regional Studies and two scientists appointed by him. The assessment criteria are: conceptual coherence, relevance to regional science and its impact on regional development

(reprodução de mensaghem que me caiu entretanto na caixa de correio eletrónico, proveniente da entidade identificada)

segunda-feira, março 21, 2016

Doutoramento em Geografia: 1ª fase do processo de candidatura

Venho por este meio informar que até 15 de Abril de 2016 estará aberta a primeira fase de candidaturas ao Doutoramento em Geografia pela Universidade do Minho. Até Setembro do mesmo ano, decorrerão a segunda fase e a terceira fases.
As aulas iniciar-se-ão em Outubro de 2016, de acordo com as normas vigentes, e decorrerão às sextas-feiras. O Doutoramento prevê aulas presenciais apenas no primeiro ano lectivo.
PARA MAIS INFORMAÇÕES podem consultar o link:

(reprodução de mensagem que me caiu entretanto na página do Facebook, proveniente de Paula Cristina Remoaldo)