- University College Cork
- Email: Justin.Doran@ucc.ie
"The conferences and workshops hosted by the Irish Section continue to attract policy makers and academics whose interests are in the area of regional studies and in the coming years we will continue to contribute to discussions on regional policies in Ireland. I would encourage those who are not already members of The RSA to join and to contribute and attend the events of the Irish Section."
The Regional Studies Irish Branch (RSAIR) was officially open in 1974 to provide a forum to discuss regional issues in Ireland.
The aim of the Branch is:
- To stimulate regional awareness, and to assess and advise on regional issues and policies affecting the public and private sectors and local communities.
- To facilitate contact and exchange of ideas between practitioners and researchers in the field of regional development and policy.
- To strengthen the ongoing and dynamic process of spatial planning in order to promote an integrated approach to urban and rural, regional and local development.
- To support regional policies that seek to achieve balanced regional development leading to innovative approaches to the optimum utilisation of the social and natural resource potential of each region, and a reduction in the disparities within and between regions.
- To advocate strategies for regional development that are complementary to policies for sustainable development, with full regard to quality of life, social cohesion, and conservation of the environment and the natural heritage.
- To support proposals for the effective implementation of regional development strategies through participative governance structures organised at local, regional and national levels that can facilitate integration of multi-annual programmes.
Regional Studies Association Irish Section Annual Conference: "Urban Centres and Regional Economic Development".
Friday 1 September 2017, DIT, Grangegorman, Dublin
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
- Professor Andy Pike
- Henry Daysh Professor of Regional Development Studies
- Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS)
- Newcastle University
The theme of this year’s RSA-Irish Branch Annual Conference is “Urban Centres and Regional Economic Development”.
Call for Papers:
We call for presentations from, policy makers, academia and practitioners active in the field of regional studies. Post-graduate students are encouraged to submit. We call for presentations dealing with, amongst others, the following themes:
• Cities as a source of Economic Growth
• Urban centres and economic development
• The NPF and Governance
• The NPF and Housing
• Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies
• Local and regional economic forums
• New approaches to regional development
• International comparator cases
• Other contributions dealing with the topic of regional studies are invited and will be included in focussed sessions
Please submit proposals for presentation in the form of a 250 word abstract. Submissions should be made online at http://rsa-ireland.weebly.com/abstract-submission.html
DIT, Grangegorman, Dublin
Registration and Conference updates:
Conference fees: 70 Euro (including lunch)
Registration and conference updates are available on the Regional Studies Association, Irish Section website at: http://rsa-ireland.weebly.com/
Please note: The Irish Section is a limited agent for the Regional Studies Association but without any authority to incur financial liability for that Association.
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