The overall objective of the Research Area âGeography of Identities and Developmentâ has been to conceptualize, implement and disseminate theoretical and applied policy- and planning-oriented research in the area of territorial identity and local/regional development, within the local/global nexus (see national and international projects).
The specific research objectives have been:
1. to develop and test innovative theoretical frameworks and models for the study of territorial identity as a local/regional development resource; and
2. to provide empirical evidence about the role of development stakeholders in the (re)production and/or (re)valorization of territorial identity in specific cultural and geographic settings.
As a working definition in theoretical and applied research, "territorial identity" was conceived as sets of biophysical, cultural, economic and other specificities of places and regions (formal, functional and vernacular) that make them unique in relation to other, neighboring or distant ones, at all levels - from local to global. Likewise, "development stakeholders" has been conceived as individuals or groups of people and/or institutions that directly or indirectly stand to gain or lose given a particular development course or activity.
As regards dissemination, the objective has been to promote and strengthen activities such as:
- Publication of scientific articles, books and conference papers (see Publications).
- Networking through active membership in international research and dissemination networks, as well as creation of on-line discussion fora (see Identerra Forum).
In both research and dissemination, a particular importance has been given to the concerted promotion of international cooperation and integration, thus ensuring stability and continuity of international relevance of this Group and of TERCUD as a whole.
BELYAEV, Demyan, Ph.D.
NATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS - CURRENTLY ONGOING
[2011 - 2012] ASSOCIATIVISMO NO CONCELHO DA PAMPILHOSA DA SERRA
[2011 - 2015] CITYPOR â APLICAÃÃO DOS PRINCÃPIOS DO PROGRAMA DAS NAÃÃES UNIDAS âGLOBAL COMPACT CITIESâ EM PORTUGAL
NATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS â CONCLUDED
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS - CURRENTLY ONGOING
[2011 - 2013] EXPLORANDO A LA GEOGRAFÃA ACADÃMICA II PARTE: LOS PROCESOS DE CIRCULACIÃN, RECEPCIÃN Y PRODUCCIÃN DE IDEAS EN LA PERIFERIA ARGENTINA Y LATINOAMERICANAâ (Financiamento: SecretarÃa de Ciencia, TÃ©cnica y Posgrado, Buenos Aires, Argentina) em parceria com Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendonza, Argentina.
[2011 - 2013] RIAIPE 3 - PROGRAMA MARCO INTERUNIVERSITÃRIO PARA UNA POLÃTICA DE EQUIDAD Y COHESIÃN SOCIAL EN LA EDUCACIÃN SUPERIORâ (Financiamento: EuropeAid/129877/C/ACT/Multi - ALFA III) em parceria com ICE - Instituto de CiÃªncias da EducaÃ§Ã£o, ULHT.