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Open call for papers

Special Issue, no. 7/2021

Territorial Identities and Heritage. Discourses and Practices

Guest Editors: Oana-Ramona ILOVAN1 Marinela ISTRATE2
1 Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, Territorial Identities and Development Research Centre (TIDRC), Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA
2 Al. I. Cuza University, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Iaşi, ROMANIA

Territorial identity involves both the place attachment and belonging and the politics of territorial planning. Various types of identity (place, urban, regional, national, cultural, personal, community, etc.) have been proven to contribute to the identity of place, as these are viewed in relation to its historical heritage and characteristics. At the same time, local identity harbours emotional and symbolic meanings people ascribe to a sense of self and attachment to place.


This special issue starts from a relational, dynamic, and participatory notion of territorial identity. Therefore, it will host the results of original empirical and theoretical scientific research on territorial identity and its representations as constructed through discourses and practices.

We welcome contributions on the following topics of interest, but not limited to these:

  • Representations of territorial identity and development: discourses, images, practices
  • Heritage management
  • Perceptions of territorial identity at various levels
  • Constructing, preserving and promoting territorial identities
  • Place/regional attachment in time
  • (Re)defining place meaning and topophilia
  • Territorial identity and territorial planning
  • Territorial identity and public policy
  • Territorial identity and formal and informal education
  • Theoretical contributions for the study of territorial identity within the discourse of Cultural Geography
  • Research methodology for the study of territorial identity

For more details please check here


Open call for papers

Special Issue, no. 8/2021

Territorial Identities and Sustainable Development. Challenges and Solutions

Guest Editors: Oana-Ramona ILOVAN1 Marinela ISTRATE2
1 Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, Territorial Identities and Development Research Centre (TIDRC), Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA
2 Al. I. Cuza University, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Iaşi, ROMANIA

Territorial belonging and territorial attractiveness are elements of strategic relevance for development at various levels. Therefore, territorial identity is relevant for building the social capital so useful during the processes of development and territorial planning. The concern about territorial identity and development is part of the same trend that occurred in the academic and political environment after the 1990s, when it became obvious that there was a strong connection between these and environmental, social and economic well-being.

This special issue will host the results of original empirical and theoretical scientific research on territorial identity and its relation to sustainable development.

We welcome contributions on the following topics of interest, but not limited to these:

  • Territorial identity and (un)sustainable community development (rural and urban)
  • Territorial identity, regional development, and regional inequalities
  • Territorial identity and territorial planning
  • Territorial identity and public policy (including gender policies)
  • Territorial identity and smart communities
  • Territorial identity and green economies
  • Disruptive changes, resilience, and sustainable development
  • Tangible and intangible elements of territorial identity for sustainable development
  • Urban and rural regeneration based on territorial identities
  • Landscape transformations and sustainability
  • (Re)developing place attachment and meaning
  • Historically informed practices for resource management
  • Theoretical contributions for the study of territorial identity within the theoretical discourses on sustainable development
  • Research methodology for the study of territorial identity

For more details please check here


 
Dear Colleagues,
Here is an invitation to a special session that we organise  (dr. Oana-Ramona ILOVAN and dr. Marinela ISTRATE) as part of the International Geographic Seminar “Dimitrie Cantemir”.
 
The conference is to be organised online on October 24, 2020, on a platform that will be subsequently brought to the attention of the participants.
There is no participation fee.
Here is the link to the special session