URE WG sessions at the YSI Online Plenary | Open CfP

Dear all,

As you may already know, the YSI Plenary will be online, from 6 to 15 November, 2020.
We are pleased to announce that the Urban and Regional Economics Working Group is now welcoming papers and abstracts. Please find the Call for Papers below.

We hope that you join us!

Best regards,
URE WG Plenary Organizing Team

Call for Papers & Abstracts

According to the World Bank, 55% of the world’s population lives in cities and this may increase to 70% by 2050. Cities are the engine of growth with more than 80% of the world's GDP being generated in the cities. A significant proportion of the urban population is not only excluded from reaping the benefits of this economic growth rather they bear the costs of this growth. Urban development in the late twentieth and twenty-first century can be characterized as inequality inducing, informalization of labor, and degradation of the environment. The uneven spatial dynamics of globalization, urbanization, and digitalization have contributed to climate change, political polarization, and inequality. The growth of transnational capital and peri-urban regions have also created complex urban governance structures. This pattern of urbanization urges economists, urban planners, and other social scientists to consider the intersection of economy,
society, and space in their analysis. Understanding the role of space in economic development becomes even more relevant and urgent to ensure access and opportunity to the vulnerable population around the world.

In this context, the YSI Urban and Regional Economics Working Group has been an important platform where young scholars from all over the world come together to exchange their ideas of new economic thinking. If you are studying the role of geography, space, and cities in shaping the economy and society in any of your research, you belong here.
This call for papers is motivated by the growing interest in the conceptualization and empirical evaluation of spatial patterns within various fields of social sciences. The sessions aim to gather perspectives from different regions and cities worldwide, examine and discuss different dimensions of geography, society, and economy.

  1. Climate change and cities;
  2. Gender and race in space;
  3. History of uneven regional development;
  4. Informality;
  5. Neoliberalism and urban development;
  6. Political economy of space and geography;
  7. Rural-urban migration and international migration;
  8. Social network analysis in urban policies;
  9. Spatial inequality;
  10. Structural change and technological advancement;
  11. Urban agriculture and food security;
  12. Urban and regional impacts of the Covid-19;
  13. Urban and rural socio-economic relationship;
  14. Urban governance, planning, and transport;
  15. Urban growth modeling;
  16. Urbanization and agglomeration economies.

The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2020.

More information at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K-zn2CHCKha2cUIzrougAvz1ooCvdUBt/view