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Thursday, 12 January 2023 13:30

FINAL PROGRAMME : The Second Global Conference on Regional Development January 13-14, 2023


Dear TRSA members & friends:

This week will be the start of the Second Global Conference on Regional Development on the theme: “Uncertainty in Regional Development: Shocks and Resilience -  Innovative Strategies of  Regions and Cities”, to be held in the Shenzhen Greater Bay Area, China, from January 13-14, 2023. This is unfortunately an online venue due to the alarming corona explosion in China.

You are cordially invited to participate online in this prestigious and international event, which is co-organized by The Regional Science Academy, the Shenzhen Talent Institution and Tsinghua University, School of Public Policy & Management, Beijing.

We are pleased to inform you that Professor Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate in economics, will give a keynote lecture on ‘Is the 'New Economic Geography' still Relevant in 2023?’. He will also join the interesting Round Table discussion on Friday, January 13, 2022 at 20:45-22:00 (Beijing local time), while also Saskia Sassen, Michael Porter, Edward Glaeser, Michael Storper, and many other renowned speakers will join.


On Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 20:45-22:00 (Beijing time), Edward Glaeser (Harvard University) will present the TRSA lecture on GREAT MINDS IN REGIONAL SCIENCE on: The Scientific Significance of Paul Krugman, which will be followed by a concise Round Table discussion also joined by Paul Krugman, Edward Glaeser and other interesting panel members.


We have great pleasure in sending you herewith the final programme (see also: https://we.tl/t-y5dv3e0o5H). To get a full and free access to the conference please inform Ying Xue (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It promises to become an exciting event with a great audience and more than 1000 (online) participants! Despite the corona limitations, the conference promises to become a scientific highlight which will set the tone for innovative thinking on new regional and urban development concepts and practices. We look forward to meeting you this week and to continue our cooperation in the coming years. 

We will be pleased and honoured to have you with us in this Second Global Conference. 

Cordially yours,

Karima Kourtit, also on behalf of Peter Nijkamp and Chinese hosts.


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