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Pecs final

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

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