27th APDR Congress
Sustainable Management of the Sea for Sustainable Regional Development
9-10 July 10-11 September, 2020,  Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Angra do Heroísmo (CCCAH) in Terceira Island, Portugal





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. Participation can be in place or on webinar.

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

The Portuguese Section of ERSA, APDR invites 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 10-11 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?

Keynote Speakers:

  1. Ricardo Serrão Santos, Minister of the Sea, Portugal
  2. Manuel Heitor* (To be confirme), Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal
  3. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, London School of Economics, UK
  4. Regina Salvador, NOVA FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  5. Peter Nijkamp, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  6. Eduardo Haddad, RSAI Vice President; University of São Paulo, Brazil
  7. José Bastos Saldanha, President of the Ocean Geography Section of SGL, Portugal

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

Themes of specific interest are:
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

Key dates
JUL 31, 2020 | Pre-Registration Due, Presenters must Register
AUG 31,  2020 | Deadline for the Submission of Papers
SET 10-11,  2020 – Congress dates

Deadline for Abstracts submissions: July 3, 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

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