28th APDR Congress
Green and inclusive transitions in Southern European regions: what can we do better? 
16-17 September, 2021, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), placed in Vila Real, Portugal

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 28th APDR Congress that will be held from 16 to 17 of September, 2021, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), placed in Vila Real, in the Northeast of Portugal.

Beyond the various themes related to regional science, this congress will focus on how recent theoretical advances on place-based development, alongside empirical appraisal of policies addressing smart, sustainable, and inclusive regional development, can help regional scientists to inform the design of territorially-differentiated green transitions. What can scientists, politicians, and citizens do better in designing and implementing development agendas and policies, learning with available research and past policies?

Keynote Speakers

Themes of specific interest
RS01 – Smart Sustainable Development
RS02 – New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals
RS03 – Circular Economy at Regional, National and International Level
RS04 – Spatial Aspects of the Green Deal
RS05 – Energy, Transports and Mobility, Agri-food and other Systemic Transitions
RS06 – Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
RS07 – Spatial Allocation of Public Goods and Services
RS08 – Migration, Integration, Growth and Welfare
RS09 – Regional Resilience and Crisis
RS10 – Theory, Qualitative and Mixed-Methods in Regional Science
RS11 – Natural Environment and Urban Development
RS12 – Natural Environment and Rural Development
RS13 – Low-Density Regions and Development
RS14 – Territorial Cohesion and Asymmetries
RS15 – Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
RS16 – Quality of life, Wellbeing and Happiness
RS17 – Tourism, Sports and Regional Development
RS18 – Big and Available Data for Regional Science
RS19 – Geographic Information Systems and Location Modelling
RS20 – Systemic Analysis of Transport and Communication Networks
RS21 – Operational Models for Cities and Regions
RS22 – Spatial Econometrics
RS23 – Ecological Economics and Ecosystems Services approaches and methods

Deadline for Special Session proposals: June 14, 2021. Proposals should be sent by email to the secretariat of the Congress (apdr@apdr.pt).

Deadline for Abstracts submissions: July 5, 2021. Authors should submit their abstracts through online submission system by following the link https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/APDR2021.

Key Dates
June 14, 2021 – Deadline for Special Session Proposals
July 5, 2021 – Deadline for the Submission of Abstracts
July 12, 2021 – Notification of Abstract Acceptance
July 31, 2021 – Pre-Registration Due and Presenters must register
September 1, 2021 – Deadline for the Submission of Papers
September 16-17, 2021 – Congress dates


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