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56TH EUROPEAN REGIONAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION (ERSA) CONGRESS, VIENNA

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The European Regional Science Association (ERSA) is the largest supra-regional science association covered under the umbrella of the Regional Science Association International (RSAi). With around 1,000 participants every year from all continents, the ERSA congresses have become the largest academic conferences in regional science worldwide.The 56th edition of the ERSA Congress was held at Vienna, 23-26 August, 2016. The Umbrella topic for the Congress was ‘CITIES & REGIONS: SMART, SUSTAINABLE, INCLUSIVE?’. Dr. (Prof.) Chittaranjan Pathak, Secretary, and Dr (Prof.) SumanaBandyopadhyay, Vice-president, Regional Science Association, India were invited to the Congress.

Prof.Chittaranjan Pathak, chaired a session – Innovations in Space and also presented his paper, Challenges of Smart Cities in India. Prof.SumanaBandyopadhyay, presented a paper, Planning for Neighbourhood Changes in Kolkata (India): In search of ways to reduce Social Distance and Stress under the session – Regional and Urban Policy, Planning and Governance. Best Practices.

Venue: Vienna University of Economics and Business, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria.