The Rector of the University of Palermo, Professor Roberto Lagallaand the Chair of the Local Organising Committee, Professor Fabio Mazzola are happy to announce a very attractive Congress programme with an appealing list of General themes and Special Sessions' topics to attract top level academics / policy makers and other persons from around the world, to an enriching network of experience and knowledge.
Submit a paper to the Young Scientists sessions at the ERSA Congress 2013
Are you an ambitious young scientist, under 33 years old that wants a good platform to present ideas and results and looks forward to receive comments from the best scholars in Regional Science?
Then you should submit your paper to the ERSA Epainos sessions!
As you know the EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science has been created to recognise outstanding contributions of scholar to the advancement of science at the European level. The EIB Institute has increased its contribution for this prize, to 10,000 Euros for the winner, at this years' Congress.
Further news to follow on Keynote Speakers, Roundtables and other activities in the next 15 days.
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Can place branding save our towns?By Scott McCubbin
At last month’s British Consortium of Shopping Centres Conference, Mary Portas painted a pretty bleak picture of town centres.
A nation of shopkeepers has been replaced by a nation of closed shutters, rusted padlocks and To Let signs.
She took us to Margate, and the grim reality where 40% of shops are now defunct. Portas laid the blame partly on the doorstep of out-of-town supermarkets: “They’ve displaced the high street – it’s the single biggest effect.”
And it doesn’t end there. “The question isn’t ‘how can high streets be saved, but which ones should we save?’ was the grim conclusion by Justin Taylor of property consultants, Cushman & Wakefield.
Despite such worrying reviews and predictions, there can be a positive outcome, for those authorities and organisations willing to take control.
They need to consider why people use towns, …