CfP, Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2015

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Call for Papers

Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2015

Global Growth Agendas: Regions, Institutions and Sustainability

24th - 27th May, 2015, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy

Social and economic imbalances of the current phase of globalization require a rethinking of the model of international and regional development. The issues of inequality, ecological risks, and poor growth in some areas put at the center of the scientific and political debate the theme of values and institutions. What are the values for sustainable regional development in the future? And what institutional reforms are needed to overcome the negative consequences of the recession triggered by the financial turmoil of recent years? Which tools can strengthen the capacity of regions and cities to adapt to all changes and to increase the resilience of areas? Read More


Special Sessions

The conference already attracted a number of special sessions which are available at We do welcome additional Special Session proposals. For more details please click here or email to Lesa Reynolds at If you wish to present a paper in any of these Special Sessions, please register and submit your abstract (400-800 words in length) at by Friday 30th January 2015.


General Call for Papers

We also welcome papers that address any of the following conference themes:

A. Community Economic Development B. Culture and Creativity as a Driver of Regional Development
C. Developing Rural and Peripheral Regions D. EU Regional Policy and Practice
E. Innovation and Knowledge Economies F. Labour Markets and Migration
G. Mega Events and Regional Development H. Region to Region Trade
I. Regional Challenges in Health and Education J. Regional Well-being and Happiness
K. Role of Institutions in Regional Development L. Role of Social Networks in Regional Development
M. Spatial Planning and Infrastructure N. Social Justice, Housing and Civil Society
O. Sustainability - Climate Change, Environment and Energy P. Territorial Governance and Regional Leadership
Q. The Geography of Crime R. The Geography of Finance
S. Tourism and Regional Development T.   Urbanisation and Cities


If you wish to present a paper addressing any of the conference themes, please register and submit your abstract (400-800 words in length) at by Friday 30th January 2015.


Conference Bursaries

We still have conference bursaries available for this conference. You can find more information at


Reduced conference rates for RSA Members

By joining the RSA as a member, you will not only benefit from a reduced conference fee for this conference and save between £60-£320 but also receive all the benefits the RSA offers its members. 

If you would like to benefit from joining the RSA’s global community, please go to and proceed with the new user sign up. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.




RSA Conference Manager: Lesa Reynolds: