The Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2016 - NEW PRESSURES ON CITIES AND REGIONS

Thursday 24th – Friday 25th November 2016
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London, UK

Abstract submission deadline: 24th August 2016

Confirmed speakers:

Ross DeVol,

Milken Institute, USA
Jamie Peck, University of British Columbia, Canada
Stephen Hilton, Bristol Futures, UK
Ron Martin, University of Cambridge, UK
Mia Gray, University of Cambridge, UK
Rowland Atkinson, The University of Sheffield, UK
Bridget Rosewell, Volterra Partners, UK

The broad themes:

Economic Malaise and the Social Consequences
Unemployment, migration, hardship and social tensions
Austerity and the financing of urban and regional investment
Public-Private financial investments and ventures, new patterns of ownership and control, transport
Whose City and Region: liveability and inclusion
Sustainable human settlements, cohesion and inequality, demographic shifts, environmental responsibility and justice
City and Region Building: Governance and Institutions
Multilevel governance, devolved governance, federalism, trust and accountability
Smart(er) Cities and Regions: The role of technology
Security, participatory urbanism, smart cities, and big data infrastructures

Submission Details:

Please submit your abstract (400 word abstracts) through the Regional Studies Association conference portal by 24th August 2016. Please click here to see the Call for Papers, to read more about the conference please click here. For questions please contact Wanda Miczorek at

Academic Organisers

Professor Martin Jones, the University of Sheffield, UK and Professor Ron Martin, the University of Cambridge, UK