The 54th Colloquium of the ASRDLF and the 15th Conference of the ERSA Greek section will be jointly held in Athens, Greece

"Cities and regions in a changing Europe: challenges and prospects"

Panteion University, Athens

The 54th Colloquium of the Association de Science Régionale de Langue Française (ASRDLF), and the 15th conference of the Greek Section of the European Regional Science Association will be held jointly in Athens, Greece, 5-7 July 2017.

The core theme of the conference is devoted to the new challenges that cities and regions are facing in the changing European landscape. The aftermath of the economic crisis has created a completely new environment which affects the functioning of cities and regions. Unbalanced development on different geographical scales from global to local, and inequalities in wealth and prospects within cities raise important issues for the theory and policy of urban and regional development. Furthermore, the migration crisis and BREXIT are among the challenges which call for a reshaping of European and national policies which also affect the functioning of cities and regions.

This conference will focus on issues regarding inequalities, inclusive and sustainable development of cities and regions within a changing European context. Current challenges for urban and regional development will be covered through a variety of interdisciplinary thematic topics which are relevant to Regional Science theory and policy.

The conference will host sessions covering a wide spectrum of topics.

Special sessions will be held in both in French and English.

Keynote speakers

  • Prof. Andres Rodriguez-Pose
    London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • Prof. Philip McCann
    Sheffield University, UK

More details will be provided shortly.

We look forward to welcoming you to Athens!

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