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8th Central European Conference in Regional Science, November 21-23 2022 – SAVE THE DATE!

Dear Colleagues!  

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 8th Central European Conference in Regional Science (CERS) 'Resilience of cities and regions in an uncertain time'. The conference hosted by the Faculty of Human Geography and Planning at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland will be held on 21st-23rd November 2022 in a virtual formula. The conference is co-organized with European Regional Science Association – Polish Section, Hungarian Regional Science Association and Slovak Section of ERSA. 

CERS have a long tradition and is organized every 2-3 years in one of the Visegrad countries. The previous edition of the conference was held in Sopron, Hungary in 2019. The idea of the conference is to promote research in the field of Regional Science. It is also a good point for the consolidation of many groups of scientists working on human and economic geography, spatial management, spatial economy, regional and urban economy, demography, spatial planning, architecture, and ecology.

We are happy to announce two distinguished keynote speakers: Jean Claude-Thill (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) and Kostyantyn Menzetsev (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv). 

The leading concept of the 8th CERS conference is to facilitate a welcoming forum for a presentation of academic research and the exchange of ideas, concepts, experiences, and different points of view.  

Main themes of the conference: 

  • Contemporary and future challenges for cities and regions: Are we ready for them?
  • Cities and regions facing the economic crisis and global epidemic,
  • Cities and regions in climate change,
  • Circular economy for resilient cities,
  • Uncertainty in local and regional policies,
  • Urban and regional development,
  • Demography, migration and social inequalities,
  • Innovation, entrepreneurship and regional competitiveness,
  • Spatial planning, sustainable development and ecological transition,
  • Rural regions and their development,
  • Culture, tourism, health and education in an uncertain time,
  • Land use, transport, mobility and accessibility,
  • Perspectives on shrinking cities development,
  • Regional finance, fiscal issues, investment and capital markets,
  • The digital world, digital region and digital society,
  • Methods and models in regional science and urban economics,
  • Ukraine and CEE countries in the face of war.

We warmly invite you to organize one of the sessions during the conference. The call for Special Sessions is open now. Please submit your proposal via the registration form available here. 

For more detailed information, please visit the conference website. More information will be available soon.  

Hoping to see you at CERS! 

Kind regards  
Tomasz Kossowski  
Head of the Local Organizing Committee 
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
European Regional Science Association - Polish Section
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