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  • RSA Annual International Conference 2011 Sunday 17th - Wednesday 20th April 2011 Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
  • The City of Newcastle
    • UniversiCity – the University at the heart of the city; a strong partnership with the municipal government
    • Walkable – all conference venues & hotels co-located & easily accessible via foot
    • Connected –High Speed train from London in < 3hrs every 30 mins – simple connections via Eurostar
    • Connected – daily flight connections (Amsterdam x4, Brussels x3, London x13, Paris x4)
    • A Great Place to Stay – superb cultural programme & the gateway to magnificent Northumbria
  • Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University
  • History
    • Newcastle University ― member of group of top 20 research intensive universities in UK
    • Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) ― established in 1977
      • Major centre for study of local and regional development in Europe
      • Focus on academically rigorous research and policy relevant research
  • Key conference themes
    • Plenaries:
      • Future of second tier cities in Europe
      • Sustainable regional development
      • The future of spatial policy
    • Conference streams include:
      • Climate change and regional development
      • Migration and regional development
      • Regional identity and regionalism
      • New approaches to regional development policy
      • Social justice and regional development