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Olga Levytska, Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine), was one of the conference bursary winners, awarded by the RSA Ambassador in Ukraine (Dr Olga Mrinska). Click here to read her conference report, where she shares with you her experience about the CEE Conference.
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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.
More information about the conference
View a movie filmed by students of the University of Lublin: O metropoliach i peryferiach w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej.
Stream a short TV report, filmed by Lublin TVP3.
- 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
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