Pieter Breek

Pieter Breek
Hogeschool Inholland · Research Group for City Marketing and Leisure Management

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Neighborhood governance demands ongoing communication between public and private actors. Area brokers, working as boundary spanners, are essential in this process. Their work was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing measures hindered face-to-face (F2F) interaction rituals, such as informal conversations and participation me...
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Purpose Social media have become a key part of placemaking. Placemaking revolves around collaboration between multiple stakeholders, which requires ongoing two-way communication between local government and citizens. Although social media offer promising tools for local governments and public professionals in placemaking, they have not lived up to...
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Social media have become important platforms for residents to engage with their neighborhood. This paper investigates two Facebook communities that focus in distinctly different ways on Amsterdam-Noord, a gentrifying neighborhood in Amsterdam. Dialogue on both Facebook communities is found to be thoroughly affective, but the kinds of emotions and t...
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The wide use of social media has facilitated new social practices that influence place meaning. This paper uses a double case study of two neighborhood blogs in gentrifying communities, to explore the role of social media in sharing place associations and community formation. Drawing on Collins’ theory of interaction ritual chains, this research pr...
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To be cited as: Breek, P., J. Eshuis, J. Hermes and H. Mommaas (2018, forthcoming). The role of social media in collective processes of place making: a study of two neighbourhood blogs in Amsterdam. City and Community. Abstract. The wide use of social media has facilitated new social practices that influence place meaning. This paper uses a doubl...

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Social media offer a promising set of tools for local governments that try to stimulate and facilitate placemaking, but it has not lived up to it’s potential. Literatures have addressed this topic (e.g. Falco and Kleinhans, 2018; Lin and Geertman, 2019), but neglected the perspective of the street level bureaucrats shaping placemaking process in direct contact with citizens.