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The Department of Geography and the Regional Science Association of India hosted the International Conference of the 47thRegional Science Association, India. It was also the Platinum Jubilee of the Department of Geography, University of Calcutta.

The theme of the conference was Urbanisation and Regional Sustainability ,with a focus upon the ongoing debates in contemporary crisises of development concentrating upon the urban economy. While the crisis adapts varied dimensions, the emphasis was to bring out the major issues in the current trends of growth that concern researchers in the field of regional science. The concerns on green growth and de-growth have led to the paradigm shift from traditional growth-development approaches and the need for understanding the political economy that overshadowed purely economic or social concerns. The geographers are seeking to crystallise their subject matter and question the very notion of “what constitutes geography?” as the interdisciplinary horizons widen. The intention was to bring such debates to the table and have fruitful discussions that help to identify boundaries and opine on the present issues as social scientists and spatial scientists. Venue:The CRNN (technology campus), University of Calcutta, Acharya Prafulla Ray ShikshaPrangan JD 2, Salt Lake, Kolkata- 700 098