6 new Senior Fellows announced

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Senior Fellowships Awarded

The Institute awards a limited number of Senior Fellowships to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of place management, whether as a researcher, practitioner or policy maker.

Those awarded Senior Fellowships in 2017 are:

  • Jean Ball
  • Alan Hallsworth
  • Ethan Kent
  • Cecilia Pasquinelli
  • Nicole Srock.Stanley
  • Sebastian Zenker

The following awards were made in person at the 4th International IPM Conference Dinner:

Jean Ball

Jean Ball runs Eventful Places in Buxton, Derbyshire, England. With nearly 20 years’ experience in Place Management, and many more in project, event and business management, she was one of the first in the industry to gain IPM Membership back in 2007.  Since 2011 Jean has been freelance, supporting people, partnerships and places to deliver positive disruptions that entertain, change perceptions, attract new visitors, and help to reverse decline.  Jean is passionate about engagement, enthusiastic about measuring value, and sadly loves a good spreadsheet.

Alan Hallsworth

Professor Alan Hallsworth (BA, MA, PhD) – currently a visiting researcher at the University of Portsmouth Business School in England - has a 40 year research record in food retailing and town centres. His 1980s publications helped to provide the underpinning to the “Sequential Test” and in 2009 he was invited to address the National Planning Inspectorate. Earlier, Alan appeared at the House of Commons giving evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group and helped colleagues at MMU who were compiling APPSSG’s  2006 study “High Street Britain 2015”. Alan contributed to the Competition Commission Inquiry into Groceries primarily via Andrew George MP’s “Grocery Market Action Group” [GMAG]. GMAG led the campaign to create an independent adjudicator to oversee the contracts between powerful retailers and weaker suppliers. In 2009, Alan was appointed a Specialist Adviser on traditional street markets to the all-party House of Commons Select Committee on Communities and Local Government. 

Alan is a Professor Emeritus of Staffordshire University and whilst at the University of Surrey he wrote a report with colleague Professor Tim Jackson on the Sustainability of UK competition policy (for BERR/BiS). He has researched traditional street markets in Britain (speaking at NABMA/NMTF conferences), Canada and Korea – where he advised the Korean Government. He is active in Canadian Studies and is currently President of their British Association. He has made national and regional broadcasts on BBC Radio and TV: including the BBC1 Breakfast programme and BBC1 Countryfile. Since 2002 Alan has co-authored several publications with Professor Cathy Parker and other colleagues at MMU.

Ethan Kent

Ethan is Senior Vice President at Project for Public Spaces in New York, NY, USA. He works to support Placemaking organizations, projects, and leadership around the world to build a global placemaking movement. During over 18 years at Project for Public Spaces, Ethan has traveled to more than 800 cities and 55 countries to advance the cause of Placemaking and public spaces. Ethan has been integral to the development of Placemaking as a transformative approach to economic developmentenvironmentalismtransportation planninggovernanceresilienceequity and design.

Having worked on over 200 PPS projects, Ethan has led a broad spectrum of Placemaking public space transformations on six continents, often including comprehensive public engagement, user-analysis, planning, urban design, and visioning.

Nicole Srock.Stanley

Nicole Srock.Stanley is the CEO of dan pearlman, a creative agency with around 100 employees in Berlin, Germany, which she founded in 1999. She was one of the driving forces behind Bikini Berlin, a Concept Shopping Mall that is a compilation of carefully curated and coordinated boutiques, concept and flagship stores, as well as gastronomy offers and service providers. She is a sought-after advisor for start-ups, SMEs or big corporations, retail brands, and whole districts reinventing themselves. Nicole applies the concept of “Experience per Squaremetre” to enable businesses to align themselves with the modern leisure industry. At conferences, she speaks about the future of retail focusing on how it can be revolutionized and modernized. Moreover, Nicole acts as a Director on various Boards, including Create Berlin e.V.

The following Senior Fellowships have been announced but will be collected in person at a later date:

Cecilia Pasquinelli

Dr Cecilia Pasquinelli is research fellow at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy, and before that she worked at the Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests include issues of place management, with a focus in place branding and marketing, place of origin, and tourism destination management, in the frame of local development strategies. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Place Management and Development. She has experience as a consultant on city branding, place marketing and foreign direct investment promotion.

Sebastian Zenker

Dr. Sebastian Zenker is an Associate Professor at the Department of Marketing, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). After finishing his PhD about “Cities as Brands: Quantifying Effects in Place Marketing” at the Institute of Marketing and Media, University of Hamburg (Germany) he worked for nearly three years as post-doctoral researcher at the Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands), before moving in 2014 to Copenhagen. In his research, he concentrates on places as brands, place brand management, especially highlighting the roles of residents in this regards. His current research is also about film-tourism, places in crisis, and the issue of over-crowding of touristic destinations.

In addition, Sebastian is working as a consultant for different cities and municipalities – mainly in the field of measuring and managing place brands. He is a founding member of the International Place Branding Association (IPBA) and an associated editor of the Journal of Place Management and Development, as well as for Cities. He is author of numerous place marking articles and book chapters, for instance in Environment and Planning A, Cities, Tourism Management, or Psychology & Marketing.

Senior Fellows are recognised for their achievement and contribution and become a part of the Institute, providing advice and insight directly to the IPM Executive Board. Once appointed, Senior Fellowships are held for a period of five years with an option to extend.