Saturday, 9 June 2018

IGU THEMATIC CONFERENCE - MOSCOW 2018


IGU THEMATIC CONFERENCE
Practical Geography and XXI Century Challenges
 Moscow, Russia, June 4-6 2018
 
 
 Session organized by the IGU Commission on Geography of Governance (2 panels - 1 poster)
 
  C16.12 GEOGRAPHY OF GOVERNANCE — LOCAL GOVERNANCE FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE XXI CENTURY: OPPORTUNITIES AND LIMITATIONS. CHAIRPERSON(S): OLGA GLEZER & CARLOS NUNES SILVA

Panel 1 - 6 June 2018, 9:30-11:00
Chairpersons: Olga Glezer & Carlos Nunes Silva

Carlos Nunes Silva

Mih’aly Lados

V. Surd, A.–S. Nicula, B.–N. Păcurar, T. Păcurar, V. Raraschiv

Olga Glezer 

Panel 2 - 6 June 2018, 14:00 - 15:30 
Chairpersons: Olga Glezer & Carlos Nunes Silva

Macroregionsand Management of Logistics Structures for a New Scenario in the South–EasternMediterranean 
A. Trono, A. Grasso

Irina Volkova

Bartlomiej Kołsut 

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CONFERENCE VENUE


 Central Palace of Scientists (Prechistenka Street, 16 - Moscow)
 


 Headquarter of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Leninsky Prospekt, 32 A - Moscow)

 The Vernadsky State Geological Museum (Mokhovaya Street B11 Block 11 - Moscow)
 
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PROGRAM SCHEME
 
  


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Kyrgyz Republic- full member country of the IGU

 
 

The Kyrgyz Republic is now a full member country of the International Geographical Union (proposal approved in the recent IGU General Assembly)

Friday, 9 March 2018

NZGS/IAG Conference 2018 - Session sponsored by IGU Commission Geography of Governance

NZGS/IAG Conference 2018
‘Creative Conversations, constructive connections’
July 11-14, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Call for Abstracts

Session title: (Re)turn of the Regions? Deciding Antipodean regional development

After long neglect Antipodean politicians, the public and academics have rediscovered regions as geospatial entities that matter.  Earlier work had shown their importance within national economies (OECD: Regions Matter, 2009).  Recently, high city accommodation costs have raised public awareness about out-migration to the regions, while academics have raised the spectre of aging and shrinking ‘Zombie’ regions (S. Eaqub: Growing Apart: regional prosperity in New Zealand, 2014; P. Spoonley (ed): Rebooting the Regions, 2016).  In response, New Zealand’s new government proposes a NZ$1 billion/year ‘Regional Development (Provincial Growth) Fund’.  Similarly, Australia has embarked on its Regions 2030 – Unlocking Opportunity initiative.   

Neglected are the challenges of who decides where such support should be directed and whose actions are to be aligned and coordinated to achieve regional growth or managed decline.  Past reforms focused on functional theory to determine geophysical decision-boundaries, but increasingly the regional governance literature is exploring the postfunctionalist drivers – community and identity (e.g. Hooghe and Marks: Community, Scale, and Regional Governance). 

The session sponsored by the IGU Commission on Geography of Governance aims to discuss recent empirical evidence and innovative perspectives on subnational regional governance. We welcome papers on any aspect of the broad area of local and regional governance, country or region reports, as well as comparative approaches, examining theoretical, methodological, and/or empirical issues. We would particularly encourage papers focused on, but not limited to, Australia and New Zealand. 

Key-words: Region; governance; economic-development; local government

Session convenor: Jeff McNeill, School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, New Zealand 

Session sponsored by: IGU Commission Geography of Governance 

For additional information, please contact:

Jeff McNeill
School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, New Zealand
E-mail: J.K.McNeill@massey.ac.nz 

Please send an abstract (150-200 words) with the title, author name, institutional affiliation, and contact information to the session convenor until 26 March.

Download Call for Abstracts (pdf) ->
 
 
INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHERS - https://www.iag.org.au/nzgs-iag-conference-july-11-14-2018
 
IGU Commission Geography of Governance:  https://sites.google.com/site/igugeogov/   
                                                                             https://sites.google.com/site/igugeogov/nzgs-iag2018

 


Thursday, 22 February 2018

International Conference “Understanding the Problems of Inland Waters: Case Study for the Caspian Basin”


 
International Conference “Understanding the Problems of Inland Waters: Case Study for the Caspian Basin” 
Institute of Geography of the Azaerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, together with ECO SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Baku, 12-14 May 2018
 
Conference Web-site: http://www.upcm2018.org

 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

2017 Annual Report of the International Geographical Union


https://sites.google.com/site/igugeogov/IGU%20Annual%20Report%202017.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1
 
 

Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Geographic Series

                                  
                                   Izvestiya Rossiiskoi AkademiiNauk, Seriya Geograficheskaya  ->
(Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Geographic Series)
Editorial Board  ->

                             Olga Glezer - Deputy Editor-in-Chief
                             Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

                             Member Steering Committee - IGU Commission Geography of Governance


Regional Research of Russia

                                    Olga Glezer - Deputy Editor-in-Chief
                                    Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
                                    Member Steering Committee - IGU Commission Geography of Governance

International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)


 
  


 
 

 

International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)
Editor-in-Chief: Carlos Nunes Silva
Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal

IJEPR indexed in the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), in SCOPUS, and in 14 more Indices. 





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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Checks and balances in planning decentralization: lessons from Ontario


Razin, Eran (2018). Checks and balances in planning decentralization: lessons from Ontario. In: Lehavi, A. (ed.) One Hundred Years of Zoning and the Future of Cities. Springer, pp. 177-199.


[Eran Razin - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

Cultural event management and urban e-planning through bottom-up user participation


Trono, Anna; Angelo Corallo; Laura Fortunato; Francesco Pettinato & Laura Schina (2018). Cultural event management and urban e-planning through bottom-up user participation. International Journal of E-Planning Research, Vol. 7 (1): 15-33. 


[Anna Trono - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

Political geography: political ideologies, democracy and elections (in Slovak)




Buček, J., Plešivčák, M., Przybyla V. (2017). Political geography: political ideologies, democracy and elections (in Slovak). Bratislava: Comenius University. 


[Jan Bucek - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

Self-government, Development and Political Extremism at the Regional Level: A Case Study from the Banská Bystrica Region in Slovakia




Buček J., Plešivčák, M. (2017). Self-government, Development and Political Extremism at the Regional Level: A Case Study from the Banská Bystrica Region in Slovakia, Sociológia, Vol.49, No. 6, pp. 599-635. 

Abstracts 

This article is a contribution to the debate on specific and interrelated problems of regional government, regional development and the electoral success of radical political forces in post-socialist Europe in the late transition times and during the financial and economic crisis and its aftermath. We document these issues based on the case of Banská Bystrica region, which is perceived as one of the most problematic territories in Slovakia in terms of socio-economic development. We attempt to explain the political success of the radical far-right political party Kotleba – Ľudová strana Naše Slovensko, observable since 2013, through an assessment of socio-economic data, in-depth interviews, as well as statistical analysis. We suggest that the persistently difficult social and economic situation, the contradictory population structure and processes (ageing, migration, multi-ethnicity), less successful regional development policies of central state and EU cohesion policy goals and implementation, as well as the weaker position and capacities of regional self-government have contributed to growing apathy and disillusionment in mainstream political parties, rising Euroscepticism and finally the electoral success of the far-right in this region.


[ Jan Bucek - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

In the centre, but still on the periphery: Is there any room for development of socio-economically deprived region in Slovakia?




Plešivčák, M., Buček, J. (2017). In the centre, but still on the periphery: Is there any room for development of socio-economically deprived region in Slovakia? International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 44 Issue: 11, pp.1539-1558. 


[ Jan Bucek - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

Local Government and UrbanGovernance in Europe







[Carlos Nunes Silva - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]
[Jan Bucek - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

Economic and Social Reforms in the North Caucasus: Goals, Limitations, Problems, and Results




Kolosov, V.A., Vendina, O.I., Gritsenko, A.A., Glezer, O.B., Zotova, M.V., Sebentsov, A.B., and Panin, A.N. (2017). Economic and Social Reforms in the North Caucasus: Goals, Limitations, Problems, and Results, Regional Research of Russia, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 259–270. DOI: 10.1134/S2079970517030029

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S2079970517030029
 
[Olga Glezer - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

Local Governance and Region

 
 
[ Yosuke Maeda - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

Farewell to Decentralisation: The Hungarian Story and its General Implications


Ilona Pálné Kovács; Ákos Bodor; István Finta; Zoltán Grünhut; Péter Kacziba & Gábor Zongor  (2017). Farewell to Decentralisation: The Hungarian Story and its General Implications. Croatian and comparative public administration : a journal for theory and practice of public administration, Vol.16, No.4,  pages 789-816.

 Download full text (pdf) -->

[Ilona Pálné Kovács- member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

Assessing land use plan implementation: Bridging the performance-conformance divide




Eran Feitelson, Daniel Felsenstein, Eran Razin, Eliahu Stern (2017). Assessing land use plan implementation: Bridging the performance-conformance divide, Land Use Policy, Volume 61, 2017, Pages 251-264

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264837716304550

Abstract
 
The assessment of land use plan implementation is a contentious issue. The debate centers on whether the crucial evaluation element is conformance of development to plan directives or alternatively, plan performance, i.e. the degree to which the plan is actually used. An analytic framework combining both conformance and performance in the evaluation of (regional) land use plans is applied to the case of the Central District Plan in Israel. Qualitative and quantitative simulation methods are exploited. Qualitative analysis reveals that both performance and conformance are greater than indicated by non-contextualized, numeric evaluations. Additionally, high conformance does not necessarily imply good plan performance. Quantitative simulation suggests that plan performance with respect to land values and densities is initially pronounced as expectations for development are subdued but subsequently tends to wane merging with the counterfactual trend. Findings imply that plan assessment needs to consider the transaction costs of land use re-designation and actors’ perceptions of the probability that plan amendments will be approved. These perceptions differ across actors as a function of the political influence that they wield.

Keywords: Plan implementation evaluation; Land use planning; Regional planning; Israel

[Eran Razin - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

Inequality and Governance in the Metropolis, Regimes of Place Equality and Fiscal Choices in Eleven Countries



Cohesion Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: The Challenge of Learning




Kováks, Ilona Palné (2016).  Cohesion Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: The Challenge of Learning. In Simona Piattoni & Laura Polverari (eds.). Handbook of Cohesion Policy in the EU. Cheltenham (UK) : Edward Elgar, pp. 302-324.


[Ilona Palné  Kováks - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

Participatory methods in urban planning




Jankowski, Piotr & Kaczmarek, Tomasz (eds.) (2017). Participatory methods in urban planning. Rozwój Regionalny i Polityka Regionalna (Regional Development and Regional Policy) No 35. Instytut Geografii Społeczno-Ekonomicznej i Gospodarki Przestrzennej. Adam Mickiewicz University. Poznań.

Download: http://www.rr.amu.edu.pl/

[Tomasz Kaczmarek - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

 

Administrative division of Poland – 25 years of experience during the systemic transformation




Kaczmarek, Tomasz (2016).  Administrative division of Poland – 25 years of experience during the systemic transformation. EchoGéo 35/2016: 1-16. 

Download full text (pdf): https://echogeo.revues.org/pdf/14514

[Tomasz Kaczmarek - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

Participation in public consultations on spatial planning documents. The case of Poznań City




Kaczmarek, Tomasz & Wójcicki, M. (2016). Participation in public consultations on spatial planning documents. The case of Poznań City. Quaestiones Geographicae, 35(2): 71-82.

Download full text (pdf): http://geoinfo.amu.edu.pl/qg/archives/2016/QG352_071-081.pdf


[Tomasz Kaczmarek - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

  

Territorial Governance across Europe: Pathways, Practices and Prospects.

 

Description 

This book provides a comprehensive framework for analysing, comparing and promoting territorial governance in policy relevant research. It reveals in-depth considerations of the emergence, state-of-the art and evolution of the concept of territorial governance. A unique series of ten case studies across Europe, from neighbourhood planning in North Shields in the North East of England to climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region, provides far-reaching insights into a number of key elements of territorial governance. The book draws generalised empirically-based conclusions and discusses modes of transferability of ‘good practices’. A number of suggestions are presented as to how the main findings from this book can inform theories of territorial governance and spatial policy and planning.
 

[Peter Schmitt - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance] 


Governing Urban Africa


 Carlos Nunes Silva (ed.) (2016). Governing Urban Africa. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

(El País, reseña 20 03 2017)
 
[Carlos Nunes Silva - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]
 

Urban Development Policy Challenges in East-Central Europe: Governance, City Regions and Financialisation



 
Urban Development Policy Challenges in East-Central Europe: Governance, City Regions and Financialisation

Quaestiones Geographicae. The Journal of Adam Mickiewicz University. Volume 35, Issue 2, June 2016 (Special Issue)
 

Full texts available at: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/quageo.2016.35.issue-2/issue-files/quageo.2016.35.issue-2.xml

 
[Jan Bucek - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]
 

Urban Planning in North Africa



 
 
[Carlos Nunes Silva - member IGU Commission Geography of Governance]

IGU Commission Geography of Governance Annual Conference, 2015 - articles published in the IJEPR

 
International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR), 2015 & 2016 -

International Conference "Local Government and Urban Governance: Citizen Responsive Innovations in Europe and in Africa" (IGU Commission Geography of Governance - Lisbon, 9-10 April 2015)
 

Tobias Vaerst, Theresa Steffens & Robert Lokaiczyk (2015).Concerns Management, E-Government and E-Participation: Experiences and Findings from Germany. International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) 4(4): 36-49.

 

Carlo Francesco Capra (2016).The Smart City and its Citizens: Governance and Citizen Participation in Amsterdam Smart City. International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) 5(1): 20-38.

 

Lukasz Damurski (2016). Recent Progress in Online Communication Tools for Urban Planning: A Comparative Study of Polish and German Municipalities. International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) 5(1): 39-54.

 
 

[Papers from the IGU Commission Geography of Governance Annual Conference, 2015]