To help you in this task, check
the "Program Participant Locator."
Please note that longstanding WRSA
tradition and policy is that all paper presenters may also be assigned
chair and/or discussant duties.
The Program Cochairs have attempted to select persons with appropriate skills and interests to discuss each paper, given the very limited number of "degrees of freedom" imposed by scheduling constraints. Even if you do not consider yourself the ideal discussant for a paper, rest assured that the most interesting suggestions frequently come from persons with different perspectives than those of the author. The Program Cochairs consider the program included here to be "final" with respect to scheduling papers, and will resist making changes. They've attempted to honor all scheduling requests received prior to December 1. Any further program changes must be kept to a minimum due to the fullness of the program and the need not to inconvenience others by making last-minute swaps. Even a seemingly simple change will often lead to a chain reaction of other changes.
Make Your Plans Now!
Mailings of the hotel reservation and registration/ dues forms have been sent to known conference participants. Duplicate copies of these items are included with this Newsletter; they may also be printed directly from the WRSA website.
Please make your travel plans to
arrive at the Ojai Valley Inn by mid-afternoon Sunday.
The WRSA, along with the Department
of Geography & Regional Development of the University of Arizona cohosted
the largest ever North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association
International, November 11 — 14, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. More than 400
regional science scholars from far and wide participated in the three days
of the 45th annual conference. The Final Program included a total of 84
paper sessions featuring 316 papers, along with a large number of panels
and council and business meetings. Sessions were held in two hotels, the
historic La Fonda and the lovely Hotel Loretto. Participants filled the
sleeping rooms of both those establishments to capacity, and two additional
official hotels were added to accommodate the overflow attendance.
Special events at the conference included a large slate of invited-paper sessions organized in memory of Ben Stevens, WRSA Board member Geoff Hewings’s Presidential Address, the Annual NARSC Awards Banquet Luncheon with a speech by Ed Glaeser of Harvard on the Future of Cities (not to mention WRSA’s own composer in residence, Jean Paelinck’s, piano recital), and a high-spirited conference supper party for all participants on Friday evening. Meeting-goers took full advantage of the unique Santa Fe ambiance, enjoying its culinary and scenic charms. After snow and cold weather in the early and mid-part of the week, the skies cleared and the temperatures warmed up into the 60s on Friday and Saturday giving conference-goers a taste of the full spectrum of early-winter in the Land of Enchantment.
The massive job of organizing the academic side of the Meetings was expertly handled by Program Co-chairs adrian X. esparza and Brigitte_Waldorf. The conference logistics were handled by Arrangements Chair David a. Plane, assisted by Linda Koski and a merry band of grad students from Arizona’s Department of Geography & Regional Development. It is probably fair to brag that the two North American conferences co-hosted by WRSA — the 1993 40th Annual Meetings at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston) and the 45th in Santa Fe — each set new standard.
Geographical & Environmental Modelling (GEM)
is a fully refereed journal that provides an international forum for spatial
research in the fields of geographical, ecological, environmental and spatial
As GEM begins its third year of publication it encourages submissions in all areas of analytical modeling in human and physical geography. Information for contributors is available online at www.carfax.co.uk or contact the Editor, Jim Pooler, Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5A5, e-mail: jpooler@sk. sympatico.co.
Three publications from the Asociación Mexicana De Ciencias Para El Desarrollo Regional are available to libraries and regional scientists for a nominal fee. These collections are published by Amecider under the general editorship of Salvador Rodriquez y Rodriquez. Among the well-known Mexican regionalists who offer papers are Alfonso Corona, Jorge Serrano, Salvador Rodriquez y Rodriquez, Angel Bassols, and Jesus Tamayo. The books are entitled: (1) El Desarrollo Regional En Mexico, Antecedentes y Perspectives; (2) Teorías y Metodologías en Ciencias Regionales y Urbanas, Tomo 1; and (3) Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Regional Sustentable, Tomo IV.
For information about these books contact: Dr. Salvador Rodriquez y Rodriquez / President, AMECIDER / Torre II de Humanidades 5° Piso / Cubiculo 515, Ciudad Universitaria / Coyoacan, C.P. 04510, Mexico, D.F. / Tel. 623-01-05 / Fax 623-00-97 / C.E. email@example.com.
38th Annual Meeting, Western Regional Science Association,
Ojai, California, February 21-24, 1999
See article, p. 1 this Newsletter.
38th Annual Southern Regional Science Association Meeting,
Richmond, VA, April 15-17, 1999
For further information check out the website at http://www.gmu.edu/departments/tipp/policysite/srsa/F_SRSAHP.HTM or email Judith Stallman at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
30th Mid-Continent Regional Science Association Meeting,
Minneapolis, MN, June 10-12, 1999
The 30th annual meeting of MCRSA will be held at the Holiday Inn Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN from June 10-12, 1999. For general conference information, contact Virginia Carlson, Program Committee Chair / Dept. of Urban Planning / Univ. Wisconsin / 2131 E. Hartford Ave. / Milwaukee, WI 53211 / phone (414) 229-5323 / Fax (414) 229-6976 / email: email@example.com
16th Pacific Conference of the RSAI, Seoul, Korea,
July 12-16, 1999
For full information vitist the website at: http://prome.snu.ac.kr/~prsco16.
39th European Congress of the Regional Science Association,
Dublin, Ireland, August 28-September 1, 1999
The Congress is being hosted by the RSAI British and Irish Section. The general subject of the Congress is "Regional Cohesion and Competitiveness in 21st Century Europe." For more information, contact Dr. Annette Roberts, Secretary RSAIBIS, Welsh Economy Research Unit, Cardiff Business School, 43 Park Place, Cardiff, CF1 3BB, UK. Phone: +44 (0)1222 874173; Fax: +44 (0)1222 874446; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference website: //www.ucd.ic/~economic/rsai/
The newsletter of the Western Regional Science Association
is supported by permit mailing authorization
by the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 USA.
Editor & Executive Secretary: David A. Plane
Assistant Editor: Linda E. Koski
Circulation Manager: Peter C. Johnson
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