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Global Challenges for Regions and Cities: Adaptation, Development, Governance Understanding Cities through Urban Analytics (Prof Alex Singleton, Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool) Urban challenges on post-Soviet space (Dr Oleg Golubchikov, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography) Understanding Cities through Urban Analytics Prof Alex Singleton, Professor of Geographic Information Science at the […]

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A World of Flows: Labour Mobility, Capital and Knowledge in an Age of Global Reversal and Regional Revival   An international conference under the patronage of the Government Council of the Republic and Canton of Ticino.     Local host: Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) is one of the 12 […]

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A World of Flows: Labour Mobility, Capital and Knowledge in an Age of Global Reversal and Regional Revival Opening Plenary Session: Alessandra Faggian, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy (Refugee Migration in Europe – National and Regional Strategies) Opening Plenary Session: Seth Schindler, University of Manchester, UK – Early Career Plenary Speaker (National Urban Plans and […]

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Regional Governance, Industrial Restructuring and Sustainable Development Reconsidering Smart Specialization Policy (Professor Ron Boschma, Utrecht University, The Netherlands) Geographies of Creative Destruction (Professor David Rigby, UCLA, USA) Discussant (Dr. Julie Tian Miao, University of Glasgow, UK) Territory, Politics, Governance Annual Lecture: Climate Change Politics and the Urban Contexts of Messy Governmentalities (Professor Vanesa Castan Broto, […]

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Novel Approaches to Sustainable and Inclusive Development 2018 RSA Europe’s Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College, Cagliari, Sardinia (Emanuela Marrocu, CRENoS, Università di Cagliari, Italy ) (Riccardo Crescenzi, London School of Economics, UK) (Alessandro Plaisant, Universita di Sassari, Italy ) (David Bailey, Aston University, UK ) (Stefano Usai, CRENoS, Università di Cagliari, Italy ) (Dieter F. Kogler, […]

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New Horizons for Cities and Regions in a Changing World Opening Plenary (Professor Vanessa Watson, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa) Industrial Policy in the UK’s North-South Divide (Professor Diane Coyle, University of Cambridge, UK) Brexit Coincided with Peak UK Economic Inequality – Causes and Effect? (Professor Danny Dorling, University of […]

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Strategies for Career Success: Networking, Publishing and Funding Top 10 career building tips (Adam Tickell, Vice Chancellor, University of Sussex, UK) Applying for research funding: what support is available? (Anett Kiss, Research Development Officer, University of Sussex, UK ) Engaging with the UK research funding landscape: Harnessing postgraduate and early career opportunities (Professor Gordon Harold, […]

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2018 SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development Plenary (Dr Elisabetta Marinelli, Scientific Officer at the European Commission, Spain) Plenary (Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics, UK) Plenary (Caroline Paunov, Senior Economist and Head of Secretariat, OECD, France) Plenary (Charles W. Wessner, Professor, Global Innovation Policy Georgetown University, USA ) […]

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Pushing Regions beyond their Borders   Urban and Regional Horizons Plenary Panel – Pushing Regional Studies beyond its Borders? The aim of this panel is to facilitate discussion and stimulate debate around the current state of urban and regional research, and how this is sitting in the face of the big global challenges – globalisation, […]

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Opening Keynote Address Associate Professor Te Maire Tau, Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, Aotearoa New Zealand “What a tribal economy will be and how we will build it” Dr Te Maire Tau is the Upoko (head) of Ngāi Tūāhuriri, whose home is the Tuahiwi Marae near Kaiapoi, just north of Christchurch. Dr Tau has also been […]

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The Place Dimension of Cities and Regions: Governance, Industrial Development and Sustainability Plenary 1: Industry 4.0 and Implications for European Regions (Professor Lisa De Propris, University of Birmingham, UK) Plenary 2 – UK Competitiveness after Brexit (Dr. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School, United States) Plenary 2: Cohesion Policy and the Future of Europe: Highlights from […]

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Charting a Career Path: Sharing the Learning and Lessons Plenary 1 (Professor Jane Pollard, Professor of Economic Geography, Newcastle University, UK – “Academic citizenship, gender and career development.”) Plenary 1 (Dr Stuart Dawley, Senior Lecturer in Economic Geography, Newcastle University, UK – “Developing a career which balances research, teaching and policy engagement?”) Plenary 2 (Dr […]

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Urbanisation in Latin America: Exclusion, Marginality and Conflict Coorganiser (CEDEPLAR) Sponsor (UNICAMP) Sponsor (CAPES) Sponsor (FAPESP) Coorganiser CEDEPLAR Cedeplar, Center for Regional Development and Planning of the Faculty of Economic Sciences , was created in 1967 as a supplementary body of the Federal University of Minas Gerais . It started to work from the year 1968, with the purpose of […]

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Regional Polarisation and Unequal Development in CEE: Challenges for Innovative Place-based Policies CLUJ IT CLUSTER OTP Bank ( OTP Bank) Primăria municipiului Cluj-Napoca (Cluj-Napoca City Hall) CLUJ IT CLUSTER Cluj IT Cluster is a cluster management entity, built on the quadruple helix model of the IT value chain (companies, universities and research institutes, authorities and […]

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Urbanisation in Latin America: Exclusion, Marginality and Conflict Opening Plenary (Professor Carlos de Mattos, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile) Special Session: Funding Regional Development (Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais (BDMG), Economic Commission for Latin America (CEPAL) and Inter-American Development Bank (BID)) Closing Plenary (Professor Silvia Gorenstein, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina) Opening Plenary […]

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Fragmented Regional Worlds: Inequality and Populism in a Globalising World Keynote panel: ‘Regional Fragmentation and the Changing Political Landscapes of 2016-17’ 2016 witnessed the Brexit vote in the UK and the election of Donald Trump in the US. In Europe, far right parties gained ground in opinion polls. In Australia, 2017 commenced with news that […]

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the Great Regional Awakening: New Directions Plenary 1: The Growth and Diffusion of Knowhow (Professor Ricardo Hausmann, Director of Centre for International Development, Harvard University, USA) Plenary 1 (Mr Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Head of OECD Regional Development Policy Division, OECD, France) CURDS Plenary 2: Regional Policy from National Strategy to EU Bargaining Framework. What has […]

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Changing Patterns of Territorial Policy: Smart Specialisation & Innovation in Europe The Economic Theory of Entrepreneurial Discovery (Dominique Foray, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland) Smart Specialisation & Regional Innovation Policies: Where have we come from, where are we now & where are we going? (Philip McCann, University of Groningen, The Netherlands) Taking Implementation Seriously: […]

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Towards Impact and Contributions to Knowledge: PhD and First Academic Position Maximizing the Impact of your Research Outputs (Charlie Rapple, Kudos, UK ) (Net)working in Interdisciplinary and International Environments: Using Learned Societies to Maximise your Research (Sally Hardy, RSA, UK) Plenary 3 (Dr. Gary Bosworth, Lincoln University, UK) Plenary 4 (Professor Joyce Liddle, Aix Marseille, […]

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Regional Polarisation and Unequal Development in CEE: Challenges for Innovative Place-based Policies Plenary 1 (Prof. Jennifer Clark, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) Plenary 1 (Peter Berkowitz, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission, Belgium) Plenary 2 (Prof. Dominique Foray, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland) Plenary 3 (Prof. Zoltán Kovács, University of Szeged, […]

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New Pressures on Cities and Regions Opening Plenary Session (Ross DeVol, Milken Institute, USA) Plenary 2 (Jamie Peck, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Canada) Plenary 3 (Federico Cugurullo,Trinity College Dublin, Ireland – Early Career Plenary Speaker ) Panel Session (Stephen Hilton, Bristol Futures, UK) Panel Session (Bridget Rosewell, Volterra Partners, UK) Panel Session […]

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