30th APDR Congress
Sustainability Development Challenges of Territories in Contexts of Uncertainties due to External Shocks and Risks
19-21 July 2023, Braga, Portugal

The APDR invites regional scientists, economists, sociologists, geographers, urban planners, policy makers, and researchers of related disciplines to participate in the 30th APDR Congress with the theme “Sustainability Development Challenges of Territories in Contexts of Uncertainties due to External Shocks and Risks” that will be held from 19th to 21st of July, 2023, at University of Minho (Institute of Social Sciences and Lab2PT), Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal.

Context, Topic, Scope

During the last years, the COVID-19 pandemic and, more recently, the war in Ukraine, following the decision of Russia to invade it, impacted deeply world economy and citizens daily life, particularly in some territories more exposed to the tourism industry or relying more on non-renewable energies and other production factors which the war turned scarcer or more expensive.

In this context, adopting more sustainable development strategies, social inclusive policies, more environmental friendly transport modes, commit more on innovation and entrepreneurship at regional and local levels, and adopting new governance models at the territories, aiming deepen democracy and give efficacy to the decision making process on the main issues affecting territories development, looks to be required.
The overall aim of this conference is to bring ideas, theoretical approaches and examples of potential solutions to territorial bottlenecks and social and development difficulties.

The calls for papers and Special Session Proposals are open!

Deadline for Special Session proposals: 15 April 2023.
Proposals should be sent by email to the secretariat of the Congress (apdr@apdr.pt).

Deadline for Abstracts submissions: 15 May 26 May  2023.
Authors should submit their abstracts through online submission system by following the link https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/APDR2023 

Download full call here

All information at the congress website: http://www.apdr.pt/congresso/2023