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Call for Papers and Special Session Proposals | 29th APDR Congress | 29-30 June 2022, University of Madeira, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Call for Papers and Special Session Proposals

The APDR invite regional scientists, economists, economic geographers, urban planners, policy makers, and researchers of related disciplines to participate in the 29th APDR Congress with the theme "Islands and peripheral territories: challenges in a moving geography and changing "climate" patterns" that will be held from 29 to 30 of June, 2022, at University of Madeira (Colégio dos Jesuítas), Funchal, Madeira.

Islands economies (and peripheral areas in general) have been coping with a number of challenging issues, notably the overdependence on a few key sectors such as the tourism industry and an oversized and over subsidized public administration sector. To a certain extent, islands economies can be considered as a success story, because they succeed in defined the parameters of the overall image and political discourse being conveyed abroad by the local government and ONG at the international fora. However, the current trends in terms of climate change, natural disasters, and reduced mobility, change of the epicentre of the global economy from the North Hemisphere to the Pacific Basin and anti-globalization voices put the current narrative under pressure. A new paradigm is needed to provide a new understanding to the challenges faced by such regions. The overall aim of this conference is to bring ideas, theoretical approaches and examples of potential solutions.

The call for papers and Special Session Proposals are open and your participation is very welcome!

Regular Sessions:

RS01 - Smart Sustainable Development
RS02 - New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals
RS03 - Circular Economy at Regional, National and International Level
RS04 - Spatial Aspects of the Green Deal
RS05 - Energy, Transports and Mobility, Agri-food and other Systemic Transitions
RS06 - Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
RS07 - Spatial Allocation of Public Goods and Services
RS08 - Migration, Integration, Growth and Welfare
RS09 - Regional Resilience and Crisis
RS10 - Theory, Qualitative and Mixed-Methods in Regional Science
RS11 - Natural Environment and Urban Development
RS12 - Natural Environment and Rural Development
RS13 - Low-Density Regions and Development
RS14 - Territorial Cohesion and Asymmetries
RS15 - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
RS16 - Quality of life, Wellbeing and Happiness
RS17 - Tourism, Sports and Regional Development
RS18 - Big and Available Data for Regional Science
RS19 - Geographic Information Systems and Location Modelling
RS20 - Systemic Analysis of Transport and Communication Networks
RS21 - Operational Models for Cities and Regions
RS22 - Spatial Econometrics
RS23 - Ecological Economics and Ecosystems Services approaches and methods
RS24 –Islands economies: challenges and structural changes

Deadline for Special Session proposals: March 13, 2022. Proposals should be sent by email to the secretariat of the Congress (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Deadline for Abstracts submissions: May 8, 2022. Authors should submit their abstracts through online submission system by following the link https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/APDR2022.

All information at the congress website: http://www.apdr.pt/congresso/2022

Looking forward to meeting you in Funchal!

The Organizing Committee and the Board of APDR 29th APDR Congress

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