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"Imaginative Communities" is written for readers who want to understand why some communities, cities, regions and countries are admired and others are not; for anyone who feels that the way in which their community is perceived is too negative, cliché or stereotypical; and for those people who want to find out what can be done about it. The book is expected to be published in September 2018.
“A really important addition to our understanding of people, places and their purpose. Govers’ book is a refreshing and highly readable departure from ‘practitioner’ texts that simply apply tired marketing principles to the management and promotion of places. Incisive and genuinely thought-provoking, this book deserves a place on the desk of every senior policy-maker in national, regional and city governments worldwide.” - Simon Anholt, Founder of Good Country.