Call for Papers Metropolises and Peripheries of CEE Countries, Lublin, Poland

I am pleased to inform you about our forthcoming RSA Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Conference, taking place in Lublin, Poland, from 11th-13th September 2019. I would be grateful if you could distribute the following information and especially notification about the Call for Papers in your networks in your function as Ambassador of the RSA.

The conference will showcase challenges, determinants and perspectives of development of different kinds of metropolises and peripheries in CEE. The emphasis is on the economic performance, social, and political issues with respect to regional, national and European dimensions. The 2019 RSA CEE Conference will also feature a Policy Day that will present plenary presentations, panels and paper sessions on issues and inputs concerned with CEE place-based policies.

Conference themes include:

– Development challenges of metropolises and peripheries
– Cohesion Policy
– Spatial inequalities, Spatial planning policy
– Urban functional areas
– Future of cities
– Urban theory and strategy
– Suburbanization, re-urbanization, and re-vitalization
– Local resources
-Technical and social infrastructure
– Labour markets, commuting, distant work
– Dominant/prime city
– Economic growth
– Inclusive growth
– Spatial distribution and effects of FDI
– Integrated territorial investments
– Smart specialization, industrial strategy
– Innovation and competitiveness
– Cross-border regions and transnational cooperation
– Climate change and sustainability
– Socio-economic exclusion
– Quality of life and wellbeing
– Education, culture, tourism

Call for Abstracts

Please submit your abstract (up to 250-words and text only) through the RSA conference portal. More details at

Abstract submission deadline 21st May 2019

Conference Bursaries
Conference bursaries take the form of a free conference place.

More details at

Application deadline: 21st April 2019

We are still accepting proposals for special sessions; due to the upcoming abstract submission deadline, such will preferably be closed special sessions. Please submit your proposal for a special session as soon as possible to

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