[members] RSAI NEWS | July 2017

[members] RSAI NEWS | July 2017

[members] RSAI NEWS | July 2017



12th Regional Science World Congress, May 29 – June 01, 2018, Goa, India

Second Congrès international de l’AMSR, 11-12 Octobre 2017, Rabat, Maroc

2017 elected RSAI Fellows

Nominations for Councilor-at-large

Call for applications: Peter Nijkamp award for a midcareer researcher from a Developing Country

RSAI Newsletter May 2017 is now online!

The latest issue of Papers in Regional Science is available! Volume 96, Issue 2 Pages 225 – 447, June 2017


12th Regional Science World Congress, May 29 – June 01, 2018, Goa, India




Call for Special Session Proposals


Special Session Proposal Format
Proposals for special sessions should include:

  • The special session title
  • The name(s) of the organizer(s), with affiliation(s) and email(s) (identifying the chair)
  • The aim and scope of the special session (500 words)

Special session proposals should be sent by August 30, 2017 to the secretariat of the Congress at

Abstracts Submission Process
Authors submit abstracts for special sessions through session Organizers.
The organizers of the special session should ask for:

  • title;
  • authors(s);
  • affiliations and emails (indicate the presenter and corresponding author);
  • three keywords;
  • abstract (400-500 words).

Abstract submission deadline: November 30, 2017

Notification of acceptance of abstract: January 12, 2018

After the abstract submission deadline the organizer(s) should send all the submissions to secretariat of the Congress at

The secretariat will insert the data in the CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM and give full access to the organizer for the management of the abstracts.


Call for Abstracts


The Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and the Regional Science Association of India invite regional scientists, economists, economic geographers, urban planners, policy makers, and researchers of related disciplines to participate in the 12th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International, with the main theme «Spatial Systems: Social Integration, Regional Development and Sustainability». The Congress will be hosted by the Regional Science Association of India.


SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT We invite formal paper presentations (deadline of November 30, 2017). Organizers of special session are also welcome. The abstract submission portal is now open. Full information on the venue, abstract submission, registration, schedule of events, accommodation and travel information is posted at


About the Focal Theme

Across the world, communities are striving to achieve an ecologically and socially secure future. The intricately linked ideas of sustainability and integration are the key to achieving our development goals. As regional scientists, our common pursuit of a sustainable future may be attained with more efficient understanding of the ‘region’ as a spatial unit. Keeping this objective in mind, the theme of the 2018 Congress highlights the importance of analyzing spatial systems as not just physical space or social space, but shared space. The sub-themes will be aimed at providing a platform for debates and discussions around the key issues of contemporary regional science and carve out the way to future research agenda.


Sub themes

  • Big Data for Regional Science
  • Cooperation and Development
  • Environmental Issues
  • Infrastructure, Transportation and Accessibility
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Location of Economic Activity
  • Methods in Regional Science and Urban Economics
  • Migration and Labor Markets
  • Real Estate and Housing
  • Regional and Urban Policy and Governance
  • Regional Finance, Investment or Capital Markets
  • Rural Development
  • Social Integration
  • Spatial Planning
  • Spatial Systems in Transitional economies
  • Tourism


We look forward to welcoming you in the dazzling city of Goal in May 2018.


With warmest regards,

The Organizing Committee


Second Congrès international de l’AMSR, 11-12 Octobre 2017, Rabat, Maroc

Appel pour les propositions de résumés et des sessions extraordinaires


Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer l’organisation du second congrès international de L’Association Marocaine des Sciences Régionales (AMSR) qui se tiendra à Rabat, Maroc, du 11 au 12 Octobre 2017.  Ce congrès est organisé en partenariat avec l’Institut National d’Aménagement et d’Urbanisme (INAU), l’Association Internationale des Sciences Régionales (RSAI), l’Association Européenne des Sciences Régionales (ERSA) et l’Académie des Sciences Régionales (RSA).

Thème de la conférence : L’Ambition de la Durabilité à l’Aune de la Complexité des Territoires et de la Société des Risques.

Le Congrès se déroulera en sessions plénières, conférences, tables rondes et  sessions parallèles. Les sessions parallèles concerneront: i) les résumés soumis aux sessions ordinaires (SO) et les résumés soumis aux sessions spéciales (SS). Les sessions peuvent se dérouler en anglais ou en français.

Les sessions thématiques sont:

A – Mondialisation et intelligence territoriale

  1. Mondialisation et intelligence territoriale
  2. Mondialisation des marchés, des cultures, des modes de vie et des sociétés.
  3. Mondialisation de la communication et révolution des NTIC.
  4. Impact de la technologie numérique dans l’espace.
  5. Acteurs territoriaux et défis de la société de l’information

B – Résilience et gestion du risque

  1. La durabilité face à l’instantanée (gestion des risques) et à l’incertain (aléa) contemporains.
  2. Durabilité et indicateurs du développement durable.
  3. Risques et la modification des qualités intrinsèques des territoires.
  4. Atténuation et adaptation aux changements climatiques.
  5. Risques naturels et climatiques.

C – Politique et gouvernance territoriale

  1. Développement durable et action publique territoriale.
  2. Politique et gouvernance du développement régional.
  3. Evolutions du territoire et notion de métropolisation.
  4. Revitalisation des territoires abandonnés.
  5. Pauvreté, genre, migration et vitalité territoriale.

D – Economie verte et complexité des socio-écosystèmes

  1. Empreinte écologique.
  2. Croissance verte.
  3. Biodiversité, écosystèmes et services écosystémiques.
  4. Agriculture, pêche et sécurité alimentaire.
  5. Nexus: eau, agriculture et énergie.

Date limite pour les soumissions de résumés: 13 Aout 2017. Les résumés doivent être soumis par voie électronique, en utilisant la plate-forme disponible sur le site de la conférence:

Date limite pour les propositions de sessions spéciales: 30 juillet 2017. Les propositions doivent être envoyées au secrétariat du Congrès (

Plus d’informations sur le site du congrès:

Dans l’attente de vous rencontrer à Rabat!

Abdellatif Khattabi

Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

Email:; Tel: +212 6 07 07 07 54


2017 elected RSAI Fellows

RSAI is pleased to announce the election of the following Fellows in 2017:

Marlon G. Boarnet

University of Southern California, USA

Roberto Camagni

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Adam Rose

University of Southern California, USA


Nominations for Councilor-at-large

Dear members of RSAI,

Taking into account that nominations for Councilor to be elected at-large shall be made by the Council after solicitation of suggestions from the members of the Association we inform that the proposals for councilor-at-large can be send to before the 20th of August 2016.Suggestions shall include a CV and a photo.

The election of four councilor-at-large for the period 2018-2020 will be done electronically by RSAI members along September 2017.

Best regards,

Tomaz Ponce Dentinho

Executive Director


Call for applications: Peter Nijkamp award for a midcareer researcher from a Developing Country

Call for applications

The Peter Nijkamp Research Encouragement Award

The award recognizes the outstanding potential of a mid-career researcher from a nation in the developing world in which there is a section of RSAI. Conditions for applications are:

  • No more than 10 years from the doctoral qualification (by Dec 31, 2017);
  • Live in developing nations continuously for at least three years as at Dec 31, 2017;
  • Be a member of RSAI;
  • Submit a written formal research paper on a topic in Regional Science;
  • Submit an updated version of CV


Nominees will be judged in part on the evaluation of the paper and in part on an evaluation of the research track record and performance (CV).

The winner(s) will receive support, up to 750 Euro, to participate in a Supra-Regional meeting or in the World Congress, at which the paper will be presented.

The jury will comprise the Immediate Past-President of RSAI as Chair, an Editor of Papers in Regional Science, and two Fellows of RSAI.
Deadline: November 30, 2017

(An eligible mid-career researcher from an eligible developing nation may submit a paper and their CV to the RSAI Executive Secretaryfor consideration for the Award at any time up to the end of November of that year)


RSAI Newsletter May 2017 is now online!

Dear all,

The new RSAI Newsletter May 2017 can now be found under:


The latest issue of Papers in Regional Science is available! Volume 96, Issue 2 Pages 225 – 447, June 2017


Papers in Regional Science


Volume 96, Issue 2 Pages 225 – 447, June 2017

The latest issue of Papers in Regional Science is available on Wiley Online Library


Issue information (pages 225–226)
Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12264


Neighbour regions as the source of new industries (pages 227–245)
Ron Boschma, Víctor Martín and Asier Minondo
Version of Record online: 6 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12215

University-industry links and the determinants of their spatial scope: A study of the knowledge intensive business services sector (pages 247–260)
Andrew Johnston and Robert Huggins
Version of Record online: 16 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12185

Creative service industries and regional productivity (pages 261–279)
Rafael Boix-Domenech and Vicent Soler-Marco
Version of Record online: 12 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12187

Foreign exports, net interregional spillovers and Chinese regional supply chains (pages 281–298)
Jiansuo Pei, Jan Oosterhaven and Erik Dietzenbacher
Version of Record online: 25 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12188

Offshoring, outsourcing and the economic geography of Europe (pages 299–323)
Fernando Merino
Version of Record online: 23 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12207

Highways and industrial development in the peripheral regions of China (pages 325–356)
Hangtian Xu and Kentaro Nakajima
Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12198

Spatial dependence in (origin-destination) air passenger flows (pages 357–380)
Paula Margaretic, Christine Thomas-Agnan and Romain Doucet
Version of Record online: 17 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12189

Correcting agglomeration economies: How air pollution matters (pages 381–400)
Marion Drut and Aurélie Mahieux
Version of Record online: 3 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12190

Race to the top in traffic calming (pages 401–422)
Stef Proost and Jonas Westin
Version of Record online: 4 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12196

The impact of wind farms on property values: A locally weighted hedonic pricing model (pages 423–444)
Yasin Sunak and Reinhard Madlener
Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12197


Happiness and Place: Why Life is Better Outside the City. Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn. London: Palgrave Macmillian, 2015. 130 pp. eBook US$49.99, ISBN 978-1-137-43633-7; Hardcover US$67.50, ISBN 978-1-137-43632-0. (pages 445–446)
Giovanni Perucca
Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12286

Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs. Robert Kanigel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. 482 pp + index. US$35.00. ISBN 978-0-307-96190-7. (pages 446–447)
Amitrajeet A. Batabyal
Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12287


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