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5th Corfu Symposium on Managing & Marketing Places
The theme of the 2018 symposium ‘Changing places: Visions of utopia or dystopia?’ explores the utopian or dystopian visions associated with the place practices we study, promote or enact. SMART growth, inclusive growth, degrowth, devolution, revitalisation, placemaking, place branding and destination marketing: A list of common place practices or ambitions. But what future do these bring to the towns, cities, regions or nations in which they are adopted? Organised by the Institute of Place Management (IPM) this Symposium is unique amongst academic conferences. The Corfu Symposium on Managing & Marketing Places offers scholars the opportunity to engage directly with place making, management and marketing issues - as the Symposium includes local businesses, policy makers and other stakeholders eager to implement cutting-edge research that can make a positive difference to Corfu. The IPM’s links with the Journal of Place Management and Development, with its focus on communicating with academics, practitioners, policy makers and local government, is also a driving factor behind the balance between academic and practitioner input into this event.