CRUISE-Statistics South Africa Urban and Regional Science Conference 2017
July 3-5, 2017
STIAS, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
The 3rd Biannual ISIbalo CRUISE Urban and Regional Science Conference is jointly organised by the Centre for Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical Exploration (CRUISE) and Statistics South Africa in conjunction with the Regional Science Association International.
The conference is aimed at bringing researchers from academia, the private and public sectors and non-governmental organisations together in an effort to present and debate prevalent urban and regional evelopment issues and to share knowledge, viewpoints, methods and research outcomes around six main themes:
Theme 1 – Social, economic and structural change in cities and regions
Theme 2 – Clusters / corridors / declining / lagging areas
Theme 3 – Formal / informal business growth / decline
Theme 4 – Mobility / migration / commuting trends and issues
Theme 5 – Urban growth / housing trends and issues
Theme 6 – Governance / policy issues
Researchers in the fields of Economics, Planning, Geography, Sociology and related Social Sciences are encouraged to participate.
Participation in the conference requires an oral presentation of 20 minutes. The conference is organized in panels of 4 papers each. Presentations are selected on content and appropriateness to the conference themes.
• Successful participants will be informed by March 31, 2017.
Opportunities will be given for publication of collections of approved papers for publication in journals after the conference (publication plan to be announced during the conference).
The conference is an opportunity for researchers to meet and to discuss future joint research initiatives and opportunities.
• Conference fee:
Non-RSAI members: Early Bird registration180 Euros before April 15; 250 Euros after April 15.
RSAI members: Early Bird registration 150 Euros before April 15; 200 Euros after April 15.
Participants from Africa: Early Bird registration RZA 1000 before April 15; RZA 1500 after April 15.
• Conference fee includes participation in the conference, programme and abstracts in digital format, Wi fi, secured parking, coffee-breaks and lunch.
• Downloadable registration forms: http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=9282
• Submission deadline for abstracts: February 24, 2017.
• Notification of abstract acceptance: March 31, 2017.
• Early bird registration and payment: 1 - 15 April 2017.
• PowerPoint Presentation.
• Full paper for publication: date to be announced during the conference.
CONFERENCE CONVENOR & ORGANIZATION
Centre for Urban and Regional Innovation and Statistical Exploration
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Statistics South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa
Stellenbosch, South Africa
CONFERENCE E-MAIL & WEBSITE
Conference website: http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=9282
July 3, 2017 Monday
08:00 to 09:00 Conference registration
09:00 to 09:15 Welcome and Housekeeping
09:15 to 09:45 Address: Minister
09:45 to 10:30 Address: Member of University Executive
10:30 to 11:00 Keynote Address
11:40 to 17:20 Presentations
July 4, 2017 Tuesday
09:00 to 16:00 Presentations
July 5, 2017 Wednesday
09:00 to 14:40 Presentations
14:40 to 15:30 Publication Strategy Meeting