Disentangling the Governance Configurations of Strategic Spatial Plan-Making in European Urban Regions

:::Limited free access to::: Disentangling the Governance Configurations of Strategic Spatial Plan-Making in European Urban Regions -- This paper is aimed at assessing and disentangling how territorial governance configurations influence contemporary practices in strategic plan-making in 14 European urban regions. -- This work has been developed as part of the hashtag#concurwsl project at Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL coordinated by Dr. Anna Hersperger.

Everything Change, Volume II features 10 stories from our 2018 Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest, along with a foreword by our lead judge, renowned science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson.

Science Fiction for a sustainable future - The ASU Center for Science and the Imagination has released the highly anticipated 2nd edition of their hashtag#clifi anthology 'Everything Change.' This remarkable set of 10 short stories features a forward by hashtag#scifi legend Kim Stanley Robinson. Each of the included stories were selected as the finalists of ASU’s 2018 global climate fiction contest. Everything Change is free to read, download and share by following the link. hashtag#sciencefictionhashtag#

Special Issue "Cultural Heritage and Regional Development Policies"

A special issue ofSustainability(ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainability of Culture and Heritage".Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019 Guest Editor 
Prof. Dr. José Cadima Ribeiro
School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, R. da Universidade, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Interests: Regional Economics; Tourism Economics; Cultural Tourism; Regional Development Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, Since the eighties of the twenty century, theoretical and policy approaches

Reposted: How we use Instagram to communicate microbiology to the public (source: Nature)

How we use Instagram to communicate microbiology to the public Social media is a powerful tool for science communication. Instagram’s image-focused model is no exception, say Hunter Hines and Sally Warring. We started using Instagram because we both felt a deep sense of wonder when viewing microbial organisms through the microscope, and thought this was something that could be shared. As PhD candidates in microbiology laboratories, we were viewing microbes daily. When looking for an online platform for sharing this content, Instagram ticked a lot of boxes. Instagram is an image-based social-media platform on which users share photographs and short videos (of up to one minute) with optional written captions, and interact with other users by liking and commenting on the content they share. Although several social-media platforms exist for the sharing of visual information, Instagram is the simplest to use: you don’t need any video- or p…

The European Week of Regions and Cities

Each year the RSA takes a lead in partnering with the Commission and Committee of the Regions in organising the "University" workshops and a three-day student and early career Masterclass. Now, we seek your ideas for sessions in the "University".

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. It is held in Brussels, organised by the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission's DGs for Regional Policy and Employment and brings together 6,000 local, regional, national and European decision-makers and academic experts in regional and local development. More info:
Participation in the EWRC is an excellent opportunity:
to showcase current academic research to poli…

Regional Studies Association Conferences 2019

Urban and Rural Wellbeing, First Nations Economies and Global Value Chains for Regional Sustainability
11th-13th February 2019, Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand

Pushing Regions Beyond their Borders
5th-7th June 2019, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Abstract submission deadline: 28th February 2019

RSA Europe’s Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College
3rd-6th September 2019, Cagliari, Italy
Abstract submission deadline: More information available shortly

Metropolises and Peripheries of CEE Countries: New Challenges for EU, National and Regional Policies
11th-13th September 2019, Lublin, Poland
Abstract submission deadline: 21st May 2019

The Call of the New: Unpacking Innovation, its Spatiality, its Benefits and its Costs
25th-27th September 2019, Montréal, Canada
Abstract submission deadline: 16th April 2019

Designing Research for Impact: Shaping and Influencing Regional Policy
30th October – 1st November 2019, Lincoln, UK
Abstract submission deadline: 10th September 2019

RSA Annual President's …

IALE world congress 2019

at IALE world congress 2019 my WSL colleagues organise a session on

Addressing the challenges of the Anthropocene with strategic planning: novel ways to 
couple ecological sciences and territorial governance

Abstracts can be handed in until Feb. 25, 2019. Please spread this message to anybody interested!