The hustle and bustle of meeting preparation has already begun at WRSA’s
main offices in Tucson, as the October 15th deadline approaches for submitting
papers. The Western Regional Science Association’s 41st Annual Meeting
will be held February 17 – 20, 2002 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey,
California (some of you may remember this site from the 37th Annual Meeting).
The conference will begin with registration and an Opening Session and
Reception on Sunday, February 17, and will be followed by three full days
of sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Now is the time to put the finishing touches on a paper in time for submittal by our traditional October 15 deadline. Remember, abstracts are not accepted. Papers on any regional science topic are welcome. Possible papers subjects include resource utilization, impact analysis, regional and urban planning, local public finance, migration and demographic analysis, and transportation. As per longstanding WRSA custom, all offers will be screened by the Program Committee prior to invitations being issued for presentation. Although abstracts are not accepted, papers may be in draft form at the time of the October 15 submittal deadline. Those wishing to organize a special session are encouraged to contact Lay Gibson, Program Chair for the 2002 Meeting, as soon as possible.
This year we will continue our policy of encouraging the electronic submission of papers. We hope to facilitate distribution of papers to discussants and chairs by having most papers centrally available at the Association office in electronic form. Manuscripts in Word, Word Perfect, or PDF format may be e-mailed as attachments to WRSA Assistant, Rachel Franklin. Although electronic submission is the preferred option, we will continue to accept paper copies this year. These may be mailed or expressed, and should include three copies of the paper. For multiple-authored papers, please be sure to indicate which author(s) plan to attend the meeting. Visit the Association’s website for more details.
For information on hotel reservations and travel arrangements, see related articles in this Newsletter or check the WRSA website, http://geog.arizona.edu/wrsa, for complete details. Pictures of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, links to their website, and the hotel reservation and conference preregistration forms are now on the site. Continue to watch the WRSA website for full conference information as it is posted in the months ahead.
As always, the upcoming WRSA Annual Meeting is already shaping up to be stimulating, rewarding, and fun. Monterey is a wonderful place to visit in a beautiful part of the world.
Not going to have a paper completed by October 15, but still interested
in attending WRSA’s 41st meeting in Monterey? How about signing on
as a Session Chair or paper Discussant? Able and willing individuals
are always in high demand for these duties. To offer your services
as a Chair or Discussant, simply send an e-mail message to WRSA Assistant,
Rachel Franklin (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Acting Executive Secretary,
Lay Gibson (email@example.com).
Adrian X. Esparza
NARSC Executive Director
The WRSA Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday February 21, 2002.
We are changing to a scramble format this year so players of all levels
can come join us for fun and camaraderie. The tournament will be
held at the Del Monte Golf Club located at the conference hotel.
This course traces its roots back to 1897 and has been home to the Monterey
Bay Golf Club since 1932. WRSA members who have played this course
tell us it’s one of the best affordable public access courses in the area.
This year your registration fee for the tournament will include a post conference seminar Wednesday evening after the annual meeting closes. The tournament fee will be $120 per player. If you are interested in playing, drop an email to Terry Clower at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can so we can confirm the number of tee times. Tournament fees will need to be sent to Terry by January 15, 2002.
If you have any questions, contact Terry Clower at the Center for Economic
Development and Research, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 310469, Denton,
Texas 76203, by phone at 940-565-4049, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
The 37th Meeting of L’Association de Science Régionale de Langue
Française was held in Bordeaux September 3 – 5, 2001. The flawless
local arrangements were organized by Claude Lacour and Sylvette Puissant,
Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV with contributions by Denis Maillat,
Président de l’A.S.R.D.L.F.
The program was large and strong in intellectual quality. Eighty-nine papers were offered in 29 paper sessions and there were three excellent panel sessions. The first plenary panel was chaired by Nancy Cooper, Consul Géneral des Etats-Unis d’Amérique. This panel explored the similarities and differences in the practice of regional science in Europe and the United States. The seven panelists and two co-amateurs raised a number of critical issues including some which were discussed at the July 2001 meeting of the Pacific Regional Science Conference in Portland, Oregon, where discussions explored the tensions created when those promoting global approaches to regional science institution building run head-first into those with less international agendas.
A second plenary panel was typically French – it was convened in Saint Emilion just prior to the spectacular conference dinner. The theme was “Vineyards and Wine: Globalization vs Local Control.” The final plenary panel featured presentations on the politics of development in peripheral regions.
As usual, the meetings drew scholars from a variety of European countries, including France, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and the United Kingdom, and from North America, too. Former WRSA board member Mario Polese brought a delegation from Canada. WRSA was represented by Lay Gibson, Buddy Weinstein, Kingsley Haynes, Roger Stough, and Terry Clower and by European members including Claude Lacour, Denis Maillat, Antoine Bailly, Sylvette Puissant, Jean Paelinck, and Jean Marie Huriot.
The 2002 l’A.S.R.D.L.F. will be held at Trois-Rivières, Québec during the period 21-23 August. For information contact Andre Joyal at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 819-376-5079.
Regional Science Meeting Calendar
Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, November 8 – 11, 2001, Cleveland, Ohio
The Annual Meeting of the ACSP will be held November 8 – 11, 2001 at the Sheraton Hotel in Cleveland Ohio. The theme of the conference is “Building Bridges to Sustainable Neighborhoods, Cities and Regions.”
Further information on the meeting can be found at the ACSP’s website, http://www.uwm.edu/Org/acsp/events/call for papers 2001.htm.
48th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association
International, November 15 – 17, 2001, Charleston, South Carolina
The 48th Annual North American Meetings of the RSAI will be held at the Westin Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, November 15 – 17, 2001. The Meeting will be hosted by the Southern Regional Science Association.
Details on the upcoming meeting, are now available by following the links on the NARSC website, http://www.narsc.org.
41st Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association,
February 17 – 20, 2002, Monterey, California
For further details, see lead article, this Newsletter.
41st Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association,
April 11 – 13, 2002, Arlington, Virginia
The 41st Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association will be held at The Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, April 11 – 13, 2002.
Paper abstracts should be submitted, preferably by e-mail, to Robert Gibbs, 2002 Program Chair, Economic Research Service, USDA, 1800 M Street NW, Room 2061, Washington, DC 20036-5831. He can be reached by telephone at 202-694-5423 or by e-mail at email@example.com. The deadline for abstracts is December 15, 2001.
7th Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization Summer Institute,
June 20 – 21, 2002, Bali, Indonesia
The 7th Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization Summer Institute will be held in Bali, Indonesia June 20 – 21, 2002. This will also be the 4th International Conference of the Indonesian Regional Science Association. The theme of the Institute is “Decentralization, Natural Resources, and Regional Development in the Pacific Rim.”
The Institute/Conference will include presentations of selected papers on a number themes, including decentralization and regional finance, regional economy and planning, and population and urbanization.
To submit an abstract, please contact Budy P. Resosudarmo or Bambang Brodjonegoro at the Graduate Program in Economics, Gedung B 2nd Floor, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, Depok 16424 Indonesia. They can also be reach via phone/fax at 62-21-787-5865 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
All abstracts should be in English and should not be longer than 1 page. Please note in your abstract the institution you represent. The deadline for abstracts is January 30, 2002.
Limited financial support is available for individuals from developing countries whose papers are accepted for presentation at the meeting.
Further information about the Institute/Conference is available at http://www.irsa.naraindra.or.id.
42nd Congress of the European Regional Science Association, August
27 – 31, 2002, Dortmund, Germany
The 42nd Congress of the European Regional Science Association will be held at the University of Dortmund, Germany, August 27 – 31, 2002. The Local Organizing Committee welcomes papers on a wide range of regional science topics. Abstracts can be submitted online at www.ersa2002.org. The deadline for abstracts is January 15, 2002.
For further information, contact Franz-Josef Bade or Tanja Mikeleit at the University of Dortmund, Faculty of Spatial Planning, Department of Economics, D-44227 Dortmund, Germany. They can also be reached by telephone at 49-231-755-6440, by fax at 49-231-755-6439, and by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The official website for the 2002 Congress is http://www.ersa2002.org.
14th International Conference on Input-Output Techniques, October 10 – 15, 2002, Montreal, Canada
The 14th International Conference on Input-Output Techniques will be held in Montreal, Canada, October 10 – 15, 2002. The goal of the conference is to promote and stimulate the exchange of ideas in the field of input-output analysis as defined in its broadest sense. Authors are invited to submit papers on any aspect of input-output analysis, including theoretical background, policy issues, analytical frameworks, technical focus, units and levels of analysis, and objects of analysis. Papers related to the general theme, “Ecological and Economic Sustainability in the New Economy,” are of particular interest to the organizing committee.
The deadline for paper submissions or parallel sessions is November 1, 2001. Acceptance of papers will be confirmed by February, 2002. The Organizing Committee has limited funds for five travel grants to be given to young scholars coming from non-OECD countries. For more information on the travel grants or on submitting an abstract, contact Erik Dietzenbacher at email@example.com or Christian de Bresson at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the conference is also available at the International Input-Output Association’s website, http://www.iioa.at.