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IGU CGoG 2023 Annual Conference

IGU CGoG 2023 Annual Conference

The International Conference 'Paradigm Shifts in Local and Urban Governance', convened by the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Geography of Governance, and organized in collaboration with the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies - MTA Centre of Excellence, will be held in Budapest, Hungary, on September 4 - 6, 2023.
13th World Congress of the RSAI

13th World Congress of the RSAI

The Mediterranean area and Africa are challenging realities on their own, and Morocco, named the most attractive investment destination in Africa according to the Africa Investment Index 2018, is the ideal venue for a conference that focuses upon the friction zones between developed and developing worlds in the Americas, in Eurafrica and in Asia.  The Ocher City Marrakech provides the perfect setting of a geographically varied and pristine landscape, well connected by air, suitable to accommodate, in high quality and modestly priced hotels, many scientists from all countries, and from where they can enjoy the images of the desert, the wisdom of the Mediterranean, and the challenges and opportunities of global routes and networks. Its historical setting and geographical location at the foot of the High Atlas M ountains and at less than one hundred miles either from the Sahara dunes or from the Atlantic beaches, is a guarantee for a creative and enjoyable regional science gathering.

Contact details for more information: [email protected]

Main organizing institutions: Regional Science Association International and its Moroccan Section AMSR in collaboration with various public and private institutions.

67th NARSC Conference

67th NARSC Conference

“The region has its own ‘essence’ which can be grasped in full only by tools, hypotheses, models and data processing techniques specifically designed for regional analysis.”—Walter Isard

In Memoriam – Walter Isard – 1919-2010

Welcome to the website of the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC). We are an international scholarly organization that focuses on regional analysis, ranging from urban and spatial economic theories to applied problems and public policies in regional development, sustainability, environmental management, transportation, land use and many other contemporary issues of our societies. We are an interdisciplinary association representing members in fields as diverse as economics, agricultural economics, public policy, urban planning, civil engineering, geography, finance, and demography. NARSC represents Regional Science in North America, and our allied regional organizations provide opportunities for local participation. These organizations represent Canada, the northeast, southern, mid-continent and western regions of the United States.

Please take a few minutes to browse our site. I think you will find plenty of opportunities to build strong and lasting relationships with a diverse group of scholars at the cutting edge of urban and regional research. We pride ourselves on the unique networking opportunities we offer to scholars and practitioners interested in socio-economic phenomena in a regional context. Our annual conference is the meeting of scholars hailing from all quarters of the world. Our website provides information concerning the North American conference, which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA November 13-16, 2019, and links to regional and international Regional Science organizations.

NARSC is an organization with institutional members, and not an association with individual membership. However, your personal involvement in the Regional Science movement is important to us. You can participate through one of our five allied regional organizations. Through your membership with one or more of these organizations, or by attending our annual meetings, you will also secure membership in the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). You also have the option of directly seeking membership in RSAI. Visit the Regional Science Association International website for membership information. NARSC is a founding member of the Regional Science Association of the Americas.

Do not hesitate to contact me personally at [email protected].

Neil Reid
Executive Director
North American Regional Science Council

59th ERSA Congress

59th ERSA Congress

Cities, regions and digital transformations: opportunities, risks and challenges
27 – 30 August 2019, Lyon, France

Key dates

October 22, 2018
Call for Special Sessions

December 10, 2018
Open submission for abstracts (and) papers

February 28, 2019
Deadline for abstracts submission

March 29, 2019
Notification of acceptance
Registration opens

The Congress website is now available. Check the updates regularly by clicking here.

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15th IRSA International Conference

15th IRSA International Conference

Welcome to the 15th Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) International Conference. This annual conference will be held on 22-23 July 2019 in Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia, and will be hosted by the Universitas Syiah Kuala in collaboration with the International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS)the Aceh Provincial Government and IRSA. Universitas Syiah Kuala is the main public university in Aceh province that plays an important role in promoting research and education in Indonesia. The theme of this year’s IRSA conference is Disasters and Regional Development.

48th RSAI-BIS Conference

48th RSAI-BIS Conference


Downing College, Cambridge
16-18 July 2019

The RSAI British & Irish Section invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for the 2019 RSAI-BIS Annual Conference. Suggested themes for the conference are listed below, though quality papers in all areas of regional science are welcome

  • Regional and urban aspects of skills and employment
  • Spatial analysis of productivity and labour markets
  • Spatial aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Higher education and impact of universities on regional economies
  • Migration, refugees, and integration
  • Spatial analysis of voting behaviour and political outcomes
  • GIS, geoinformatics, and spatial modelling
  • Analysis of Big Data in an regional/urban context
  • Transportation networks and their regional economic impact
  • Regional disparities in health and well-being outcomes
  • Spatial analysis of marine and coastal economies
  • Macro/micro modelling of economic and social processes

Abstract submissions can be made online at http://www.rsai-bis.org/online-abstract-submission.html

Early career researchers and doctoral students are strongly encouraged to apply. There are prizes for the best conference paper and the best conference presentation by early career researchers / PhD students, and a heavily discounted conference fee.
Important dates:
Registration opens - January 14th 2019
Deadline for abstract submission - March 8th 2019
Presenters notified of abstract decision - March 25th 2019
Deadline for early-bird rate - 7th June 2019
Payment deadline for inclusion in programme - June 7th 2019
Preliminary programme released June 21st 2019

Proposals for special sessions are also invited. Those wishing to organise special sessions are kindly invited to submit their proposals via the following submission portal http://www.rsai-bis.org/special-session-proposals.html
Question on the conference should be directed to the secretary Justin Doran ([email protected]) or the Conference and Section Chair Maria Abreu ([email protected]).

Past Conference

The Association has successfully organised 48 national and international conferences in various universities and institutions in India without any break. RSA India has also participated in World Conference held in different countries.

  • 45th Regional Science Conference, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya, December
  • 44th Regional Science Conference (International), Karnataka Science College, Dharwad, Karnataka, 20-21 December 2013
  • 41st Regional Science Conference, Government College, Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh, 3-4 March 20
  • 40th Regional Science Conference (International), Nirma University of Science and Technology, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 16-18 January 2009
  • 39th Regional Science Conference, North Bengal University, Siliguri, West Bengal, 24-26 January 2008
  • 37th Regional Science Conference (International), IIM Bangalore, Bengaluru, Karnataka 9-10 January 2006
  • 36th Regional Science Conference, Department of Town and Country Planning, Goa, 2005
  • 33rd Regional Science Conference, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya, 19-20 October 2001
  • 32nd Regional Science Conference, National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation(NATMO), Kolkata, West Bengal, 17-19 November 2000
  • 30th Regional Science Conference (International), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar,Orissa, 7–9 May 1998
  • 25th Regional Science Conference (International), Silver Jubilee of RSAi, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, 17-19 December 1992
  • Seminar on “Planning Problems of Metropolitan Regions and the Strategy for Development” was held at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, 20-21 November, 1970
  • First Regional Science Seminar was held at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal , 8-9 September, 1968