As in previous years, the RSA will have a strong presence at this year’s American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting which will be held in Denver, Colorado, 6th -10th April 2020.
The 2020 highlights include the Annual Lectures of the journals Regional Studies, Area Development and Policy and Territory Politics Governance, six Economic Geography sessions co-organised with the AAG’s Economic Geography Specialty Group, RSA members’ sessions and the RSA stand in the Exhibition Hall as part of the Routledge stand.
More information about the conference – RSA Schedule
Economic Geography Sessions
06/04/2020, venue: Sheraton Hotel, Director’s Row H, Plaza Building, Lobby Level
I – Cultural & Creative – Industries and Sectors: Innovation, Design and Economic Growth, 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM,
II – Knowledge Production and Diffusion, Artificial Intelligence & Evolutionary Insights, 9:35 AM – 10:50 AM
III – Skilled Labour, Co-Worker Networks, and Structural & Regional Transformation, 11:10 AM – 12:25 PM
Territory, Politics, Governance – Annual Lecture 2020
06/04/2020, 4:40 PM – 5:55 PM, Sheraton Hotel, Plaza Ballroom D, Concourse Level, Denver, Colorado, USA
07/04/2020, venue: Sheraton Hotel, Director’s Row E, Sheraton, Plaza Building, Lobby Level
IV – Spatial Inequalities & Integration, Value-Chains, and the Search for Reproducible and Replicable Research Approaches, 8:40 AM – 9:55 AM
V – Rise & Decline, Linkages & Renewal, and Opportunities for Economic Differentiation & Diversification, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
VI – Policy for Local & Regional Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Collaboration: Ecosystems and Strategy, 11:50 AM – 1:05 PM
07/04/2020, 2:25 PM – 3:40 PM, Sheraton Hotel, Grand Ballroom 2, IM Pei Tower, Second Floor Level, Denver, Colorado, USA
07/04/2020, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM, Sheraton Hotel, Grand Ballroom 2, IM Pei Tower, Second Floor Level, Denver, Colorado, USA
07/04/2020, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM, Plaza Court 2, Sheraton, Concourse Level, Denver, Colorado, USA
The past two decades have witnessed the emergence and maturation of an ‘infrastructure turn’ across a range of disciplines Urban infrastructure now presents a ‘new optic field’ through which we can examine the lived dimensions of urban society (Chattopadhyay, 2012; Graham & McFarlane, 2015; Siemiatycki, Enright, & Valverde, 2019); the statecraft shaping contemporary modalities of territorialization (Easterling, 2014; Kanai & Schindler, 2019; Wiig & Silver, 2019); and the urban ecologies of the Anthropocene (Hetherington, 2019; Monstadt & Schmidt, 2019). Across these diverse literatures, the ability to produce and claim urban space is understood to be uneven and unequal. It is consequently experienced differently by diverse social groups over both space and time. In other words, urban infrastructures are produced, governance, and lived in ways that vary considerably relative their temporal frames – from the eras of their planning and the political zeitgeist to the time of day they are examined. This session brings together new and original research that foregrounds the role of time and temporality in the planning, governance, and experience of urban infrastructure. Papers will work through temporal notions of periodization, cycles, or rhythmanalysis (among others) to advance understanding of how urban infrastructures are structured by, and engender new, spatio-temporal relations.
Further details can be found here: https://aag.secure-abstracts.com/AAG%20Annual%20Meeting%202020/sessions-gallery/25981