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Planning and Governing Polycentric Urban Regions

Planning and Governing Polycentric Urban Regions Loughborough University, UK 2-3 September 2019
The relevance of PUR-related research has been reinforced by the fact that the concept has attracted considerable interest from policy makers and regional planners. A range of normative plans and policies have been proposed advocating ‘polycentric regional development’. In policy terms, PURs have been championed by advocates as an innovative way to manage urban-rural relations and framed by the normative goal of sustainable spatially balanced territorial development. We see this in Europe, where following the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP), European Spatial Planning Observatory Network (ESPON) and the Interreg IIIB programmes have advanced PURs as a key mechanism to achieve territorial competitiveness and cohesion. We see it in post-reform China which has seen its fast-paced urbanisation, initially characterised by decentralisation and rescaling of state power l…

Opportunities for Students & Early Career Researchers

7th Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy for PhD Students & Early Career Researchers - 17th European Week of Regions and Cities, 6-10 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium -
Applications must complete the application form and include an abstract that falls under one of the following three broad themes:
The Future of the EU and the roles of the Regions and Cities A Europe Closer to Citizens A Greener Europe Deadline: 1st May 2019; This is a fully funded career and networking opportunity for PhD students and EC researchers.

RSA Early Career Grant Scheme - award is open to individual applicants in their early career (five years maximum between the date showing on the certificate and the application deadline). Applicants must be based within an eligible higher education institution and must be a current, early career member of the RSA. This grant aims to s…

Regions eZine is the voice of the membership of the Regional Studies Association

Regions eZine is the voice of the membership of the Regional Studies Association.

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