26th APDR Congress
Sustainable Management of the Sea for Sustainable Regional Development
9-10 July, 2020,  Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Angra do Heroísmo (CCCAH) in Terceira Island, Portugal





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

The Portugese 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 9 to 10 of July, 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. Peter Nijkamp, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  3. Regina Salvador, NOVA FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

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

FEB 29, 2020  | Deadline for Special Session Proposals
MAR 2, 2020 | Notification of Acceptance of Special Session
MAR 30, 2020 | Deadline for the Submission of Abstracts
APR 30, 2020 | Notification of Abstract Acceptance
MAY 28, 2020 | Deadline for the Submission of Papers
JUN 11, 2020 | Pre-Registration Due, Presenters must Register
JUL 09-10, 2020 – Congress dates

Deadline for Special Session proposals: February 29, 2020. Proposals should be sent by email to the secretariat of the Congress (apdr@apdr.pt).
Deadline for Abstracts submissions: March 30, 2020. Authors should submit their abstracts through online submission system by following the link.
All information at the congress website.

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