Date and location

  •   April 29, 2015 - April 29, 2015
  •   University of the West of England

Conference details

Joint conference of the South West England and Wales Branches *

29th April 2015, University of the West of England, Bristol

Towards a sustainable agenda: Local and regional policy choices

Call for Papers

The South West England and Wales Branches of the Regional Studies Association are pleased to announce their 2015 joint conference. This initiative is designed to facilitate and stimulate dialogue between policy makers and academics in order to improve understanding of the workings of our economies and to identify ways to enhance them.

The Branches are interdisciplinary and welcome contributions from economists, planners and geographers from government, academic and independent bodies as well as from other interested parties.

Although some conference themes are listed below, papers in all policy-relevant areas that are relevant to our economies (very broadly defined) are welcome.

  • Green jobs
  • Growth and agglomeration
  • Impacts of creative industries
  • Access to markets and services
  • Innovation and competitiveness
  • Spatial productivity disparities
  • Low wages and high prices

As well as papers presented, the conference offers an opportunity to network with academics and practitioners with interests in South West England and South Wales

Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to the Chair of the South West Branch at the address below as soon as possible and by April 3rd 2015 at the very latest. Authors will be notified of the committee’s decision within 10 days.

For further information, please contact the SW Branch Chair: Professor Don Webber, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY. E-mail: Tel: 0117 32 83416.


* The South West Branch is a limited agent for the Regional Studies Association but without any authority to incur financial liability for that Association .

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