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Field trip Landscape Ecology - WSL

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Smart City-Regional Governance for Sustainability, 6-7 October 2016 in Dresden, Germany

Event details This call invites papers for the first conference of the new Regional Studies Association (RSA) Research Network on ‘Smart City-Regional Governance for Sustainability’. The conference focuses in particular on ‘experimental smartness’ with the aim of exploring practical examples of how ‘smartness’ is approached by both policy makers and academia. This choice of focus addresses one of the primary aims of the RSA Network – to investigate meaning and practice of ‘smartness’ in city-regional governance. For this purpose, the notion of ‘smartness’ is understood here as revolving around finding a preferred balance between the competing quests for urban international competitiveness, national economic development, societal and territorial cohesion as well as environmental protection and addressing climate change.
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts should be around 300 words long and submitted by the deadline of 5 June 2016 via the conference website.
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Forthcoming RSA Conferences

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Forthcoming RSA Conferences

RSA North America Conference 2016"Cities and Regions: Managing Growth and Change"
15th - 17th June 2016
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The registration process is still ongoing. 
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Changing Patterns of Territorial Policy: Smart Specialisation and Innovation in Europe
29th - 30th September 2016
Seville, Spain
This conference is co-organised with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
Please submit your abstracts and register by Thursday 30th June 2016.
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The impacts of strategic spatial planning on land change in European urban regions

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Eduardo Oliveira, Anna M. Hersperger Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland eduardo.oliveira@wsl.ch
T2  S27  -  Conceptualizing and modelling spatial planning as a driver of land system change in urban regions Presentation format: full oral presentation
Abstract (250 words)
The impacts of strategic spatial planning on land change in European urban regions Strategic spatial planning, territorial governance and land system change have been widely explored in the literature. However, little attention has been paid to the conceptual and practical linkage between these three areas of inquiry. The main purpose of this study is to contribute to fill this gap. More specifically, it aims to scrutinise - how do strategic spatial plans affect land change in urban regions. The hypothesis of departure is that - governance arrangements, such as “coordination of policies”, “cooperation between regional actors” and “vision-building” - influence strategic spatial plans - from the designing phase …

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Constructing regional advantage in branding the cross-border Euroregion Galicia–northern Portugal

Constructing regional advantage in branding the cross-border Euroregion Galicia–northern Portugal: (2015). Constructing regional advantage in branding the cross-border Euroregion Galicia–northern Portugal. Regional Studies, Regional Science: Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 341-349. doi: 10.1080/21681376.2015.1044020