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Considering the evolving nature of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, APDR has chosen to proactively postpone the APDR 2020 Annual Conference. The conference, previously scheduled for July 9-10, will now be held September 10-11, 2020.

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Call for Papers

The APDR invite regional scientists, economists, economic geographers, urban planners, policy makers, and researchers of related disciplines to participate in the 27th APDR Congress that will be held from 10 to 11 of September, 2020, at the Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Angra do Heroísmo (CCCAH) in Terceira Island, Portugal.

Beyond the various themes related to regional science this congress will focus on the emerging topic of Sustainable Management of the Sea for Sustainable Regional Development. With the enlargement of the ocean areas managed by countries it is important to know what are the aims? What the management tools are? And what the impacts are for human communities?

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

Special Sessions:

SS01 - Demografia e Economia dos Açores

SS02 - Creative tourism and local/regional development

SS03 - Transport Infrastructure, Accessibility and Regional Development

SS04 - The spatial management in the cultural landscape of Pico Island

SS05 - Variability and Change on Hydro-Meteorological Extremes and Hazards

SS06 - Estratégias de Desenvolvimento Regional nos Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa (PALOP)

SS07 - Driving forces of Urban Transformation: data, models and tools

SS08 - Smart Specialisation and Place-based Innovation Policies for Sustainable Regional Development in Islands and Remote Territories

SS09 - Bioremediation as a solution for regional environmental issues

SS10 - Regional Drivers Effects and Policies of Coronavirus

Regular Sessions:

RS01 - Sustainable Management of the Sea for Sustainable Regional Development

RS02 - New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals

RS03 - Circular Economy at Regional, National and International Level

RS04 - Migration, Integration, Growth and Welfare

RS05 - Social, Economic and Environmental spatialized impacts of tourism and sports

RS06 - Spatial Aspects of the Green Deal

RS07 - Climate change mitigation and adaptation

RS08 - Spatial Allocation of Public Goods and Services

RS09 - Regional resilience and crisis

RS10 - Low-density regions and development

RS11 - Big and Available Data for regional science

RS12 - Geographic Information Systems and location modelling

RS13 - Systemic Analysis of Transport and Communication Networks

RS14 - Methodological approaches to Innovation and Entrepreneurship

RS15 - Operational Models for Cities and Regions

RS16 - Qualitative analysis of spatial interaction within space

RS17 - Spatial econometrics

RS18 - Ecological Economic Approaches and Methods

RS19 - Tools to analyse, evaluate and Manage Ecosystem Services

RS20 - Urban design and city competitiveness and sustainability

Deadline for Abstracts submissions: July 31, 2020. Authors should submit their abstracts through online submission system by following the link https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/APDR2020.

All information at the congress website: http://www.apdr.pt/congresso/2020

Looking forward to meeting you in Angra do Heroísmo!

The Organizing Committee and the Board of APDR

27th APDR Congress

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