Date and location
- September 11, 2019 - September 13, 2019
- Marie Curie-Skłodowska University, Plac Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie, 20-400 Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Please note that this event is now fully booked, and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused. Please email email@example.com with your full name and institution to be added to the waiting list. The conference is free to attend.
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Extended abstract submission deadline 9th July 2019
Best Conference Paper Competition Submission 21st August 2019
Metropolises of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries play an important role in the European economy. They are the driving force for national development, research specialisation, knowledge production, innovation and business services. They are among the fastest growing regions in the EU, attractive for foreign investors and becoming increasingly competitive in the global (European) market place.
As economic hubs they provide benefits due to economies of scale and scope for business and local society. They generate the possibility of economic, social, and cultural development, acting as growth poles – centres of concentration of activities and creation of innovations. However, contemporary metropolises in Central and Eastern European countries face many challenges and problems. They are islands of economic development surrounded by poorly developed peripheries. Less developed areas cumulate problems and challenges of a social, environmental, spatial, infrastructural and communication nature. All this requires new approaches in the development policy at the European, national, regional and local level.
The 2019 RSA CEE conference showcases challenges, determinants and perspectives of development of different kind of metropolises and peripheries in CEE. The emphasis is on the economic performance, social, and political issues with respect to regional, national and European dimensions.
To study and debate these and many other issues, we warmly invite the regional studies/science and connected communities, policymakers, planners, and practitioners to join us at the 2019 RSA CEE Conference in Lublin, Poland.
- Development challenges of metropolises and peripheries
- Cohesion Policy
- Spatial inequalities, Spatial planning policy
- Urban functional areas
- Future of cities
- Urban theory and strategy
- Suburbanization, re-urbanization, and re-vitalization
- Local resources
- Technical and social infrastructure
- Labour markets, commuting, distant work
- Dominant/prime city
- Economic growth
- Inclusive growth
- Spatial distribution and effects of FDI
- Integrated territorial investments
- Smart specialization, industrial strategy
- Innovation and competitiveness
- Cross-border regions and transnational cooperation
- Climate change and sustainability
- Socio-economic exclusion
- Quality of life and wellbeing
- Education, culture, tourism
A selection of articles across our five journal can be found in our CEE Virtual Special Issue. All listed articles are free to access.
Please submit your abstract (250-words abstract – text only) through the RSA conference portal. The extended abstract submission deadline is 9th July 2019. Abstracts will be considered by the Conference Committee against the criteria of originality, interest, and subject balance.
This conference is free of charge and we invite registrations from both members and non-members of the Association.
If you are not currently an RSA member, we warmly encourage you to join us in our regional studies community.
The RSA’s membership rates are designed to make membership as affordable as possible for all groups working in the regional studies community. We have rates that take account of career stage and place of work and individual memberships range from as little as £14 (c.€16) – £109 (c.€123) for one year. As an RSA member, you will benefit from access to leading publications and research in the field of regional studies, science and policy, have the opportunity to apply for a variety of research funding and support, benefit from reduced conference fees at our other RSA conferences, gain discounts on publications, and ample networking and career development opportunities. Click here for RSA membership benefits and to join the RSA click here.
We hope you will be able to join the RSA community and the Lublin conference.
Please note that this event is now fully booked, and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and institution to be added to the waiting list. Please note that delegates will need to cover travel, accommodation and other expenses by themselves.
As part of the conference, we will run a ‘Meet the Editors’ Session’ which will highlight publishing opportunities with the RSA and provide opportunities to discuss your article with journal editors. We encourage participants to submit their conference paper to one of the RSA journals.
The following journals call for submissions of collections of papers from the CEE conference:
(1) The RSA’s open access journal Regional Studies, Regional Science which is ESCI and SCOPUS indexed and rated ‘A’ in the ABDC journal quality list. Each paper submitted as part of the conference collection will be subject to refereeing in its own right and the editors will take a view about the collection as a whole. The 2019 deadline for submissions is 31 July 2019. From 2020 onwards, the deadline will be 31 March and 30 September. More information can be found on the journal homepage.
(2) The journal co-published by the RSA’s Polish Section Studia Regionalne i Lokalne which publishes in Polish and English also welcomes submissions from conference delegates.
Local Conference Committee:
Dr hab. Wojciech Janicki, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Miszczuk, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Prof. dr hab. Radosław Dobrowolski, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Prof. dr hab. Sławomir Terpiłowski, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Prof. dr hab. Irena Pidek, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Dr hab. Maciej Smętkowski, University of Warsaw; Regional Studies Association Polish Section
Prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Gorzelak, University of Warsaw; Regional Studies Association Polish Section
Prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Pastuszak, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Dr Urszula Bronisz, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Dr Andrzej Jakubowski, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Dr hab. Wojciech Janicki, Dr Urszula Bronisz and Dr Andrzej Jakubowski, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University (Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management), Lublin and Prof. Dr hab. Andrzej Miszczuk, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University (Faculty of Economics), Lublin, Poland
RSA Conference Manager:
Katharina Bürger, email@example.com, +44 (0) 1273 698 017
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