City Loop Bike Tour

City Loop Bike Tour

NARSC invites you to join other conference participants for a “City Loop” Bicycle Tour. The 1.5 hour tour will start at 3:00pm on Saturday, November 12. The tour will cover the downtown area and will focus on the development of the city, industry and recent changes. The tour cost is $39.50 (includes bicycle with helmet with speakers). To register please go to

Please note that you will have to sign a waiver to participate in this tour. A link to the waiver form will be sent to you in your confirmation e-mail after you register. However, you can also access the waiver form here – Please bring the waiver form with you when you arrive at the tour.

The starting point for this tour is Minneapolis by Bike which is located at 1621 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55403 – see map below. It is about a 15 minute walk from the hotel to the meeting point. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.



June 2016 Issue of the NARSC Newsletter

We proudly present the June 2016 issue of the NARSCNews. This June 2016 edition of the newsletter celebrates 50 years of the Regional Research Institute.  In addition there is an announcement for AERUS 2016  and profiles for recent publications in the regional science community.

Any questions or comments concerning the newsletter can be directed to the editors, Liz Mack or Ran Wei.

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Chicago Harris Center for Municipal Finance Research Grants

Chicago Harris Center for Municipal Finance Research Grants

The Center for Municipal Finance at the University of Chicago announces a Request for Proposals (RFP). The Center will fund academic research projects that bring innovative ideas and approaches to state and local government finance. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: state and local taxation, public sector pensions, the municipal bond market, infrastructure, and the politics of public finance. Preference will be given to projects with the potential to influence public policy.

Grant Awards

Two to three grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded in 2016. Funding is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.


The RFP is open to researchers in public policy, economics, political science, sociology, law, and related disciplines.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or J.D. and hold an academic appointment at a U.S. college or university.


Applicants should submit the following: (a) one- to two-page proposal summarizing the project idea, methodology, outputs, and impact; (b) budget; and (c) current C.V. of the principal investigator(s). Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2016. Finalists will be asked for an expanded proposal of not more than 5 pages.

Contact for Submissions and Questions and check out the website

Amanda Kass
Assistant Director, Center for Municipal Finance
The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
773.834.1468 (o)

The Preliminary Program for NARSC 2016 is now available

The Preliminary Program for NARSC 2016 is now available. It can be found at

Please review the program. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the program please contact the Program Chair, Haifeng Qian at AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Please note that this is PRELIMINARY Program and is therefore subject to change. This means that it is possible that your paper may, in a future iteration of the program, be moved to another session. If there is a need to shift the time of your presentation we will do our best to reassign it to a session occurring on the same day. However, please note we may have to reassign your presentation to a day different day from that shown in the preliminary program.

31st Annual Competition for The Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science

Attention Graduate Students!!

The Western Regional Science Association is proud to announce the 31st Annual Competition for the Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science.

See attachment:

Tiebout 31_2017 meeting

Western Regional Science Association- 56th Annual Meeting (Call for Papers)

Our 56th Annual Meeting will convene on Wednesday afternoon, February 15.  Paper sessions will be held all day Thursday, February 16; Friday, February 17; and Saturday, February 18.

See attached:

Santa Fe_Call For Papers

Call for Nominations- Isard Award, Boyce Award, and Hewings Award

The Honors Committee of the North American Regional Science Council is soliciting nominations for the following awards to be given at this year’s annual meeting. Please send your nomination by September 20 to Richard Church at

1.  Isard Award for Scholarly Achievement in Regional Science

The Walter Isard Award for Scholarly Achievement is named in honor of Professor Walter Isard, father of Regional Science, founder of the Regional Science Association, and a leading scholar in the worldwide Regional Science community. Established in 1994, the award pays tribute to North American regional scientists who have made significant theoretical and methodological contributions to the field of Regional Science throughout their careers.

2.  The Boyce Award for Distinguished Service to Regional Science

This award honors Professor David Boyce, a prominent figure in Regional Science who promoted the Regional Science Association for a number of years and was instrumental in its long term success. The award acknowledges the service contributions that North American members have made to Regional Science organizations.

3.  The Hewings Award for Outstanding Achievement by a “Junior” Faculty

This award is named in honor of Professor Geoffrey J.D. Hewings who over the years introduced numerous graduate students to Regional Science and mentored them as young scholars. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to Regional Science research by North American scholars who have recently completed doctoral studies (within ten years of receiving a Ph.D.).

The list of past awards is posted on the NARSC web site at

Richard Church

Chair, NARSC Honors Committee

SBCA- Call for Submissions

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is accepting abstracts and workshop proposals for participation in our 2017 annual conference on Improving the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis.  If interested please refer to the link below.

SBCA17 Joint Call for Presentations and Workshops

Journal of Housing Economics Special Issue on research related to ‘Race and the City’

This special issue will feature research that sheds light on the experiences of minorities in U.S. cities and metropolitan areas.  Given the long history of racial segregation and discrimination that African-Americans have faced in the U.S., we expect that many of the submissions will focus on the experiences of African-Americans in U.S. cities. However, we are also very interested in submissions that examine Latino and Asian populations, especially given the increasing urbanization of Latinos within the U.S. in recent decades. While our own research focuses on contemporary issues, we are open to historical analyses, especially ones that shed light on contemporary discussions and debates. Finally, we also welcome studies that examine the experiences of minority groups in cities and metropolitan areas in other developed, higher income countries around the world.

Papers must be of sufficient analytical rigor to meet the customary standards of the journal. Timeliness is very important, as the editors and the journal seek to limit delays between the acceptance of manuscripts and eventual publication. Submissions should be made before January 31st, 2017 to

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, authors must select the name of the special issue “SI: Race and the City” when they upload their manuscripts. Early submissions will be dealt with promptly.

Special editors are Ingrid Gould Ellen ( and Steve Ross (

The 25th Pacific Conference of the RSAI

The Regional Science Association International (RSAI), the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organisation (PRSCO) , the Chinese Regional Science Association – Taiwan (CRSA-T) and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) invite regional scientists, economists, economic geographers, urban planners, policy makers, and researchers of related disciplines to participate in the 25th Pacific Conference of the RSAI. The Conference will be hosted by the CRSA-T and Department of Urban Planning, NCKU. It will be held in Tainan, Taiwan, May 17-20, 2017.

More information can be found at:

In Memory of Dr. Pavols Kanaroglou

It was with great sadness that NARSC learned of the death of Dr. Pavols Kanaroglou. Pavlos was a transportation geographer who was on the faculty at McMaster University. He was President of NARSC in 2006.

KANAROGLOU, Dr. Pavlos Savas

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at the Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton on Friday, May 13, 2016, Dr. Pavlos Kanaroglou in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Vina Alexopoulou of 42 years. Loving father of Niki Kanaroglou and Savas Kanaroglou. Dear brother of Sophia Kotsafti of Greece. He will be sadly missed by his cousins, nieces, nephews and many loving friends, students and colleagues. Canada Research Chair in Spatial Analysis Tier 1 2002-2016 and past chair of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University, Pavlos was an expert in Transportation and predicting human behaviour; brought together industry, government and academia to address questions from childcare to housing, transportation to health care. A devoted citizen and advocate for the city of Hamilton and mentor for hundreds of Human Geography students. He was Professor Emeritus and the Director and founder of the McMaster Institute of Transportation and Logistics. A special thank you to the Gastroenterology doctors, doctors and nurses in the CICU and ICU at the Juravinski Hospital, the Nephrology consultants and dialysis nurses from St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. G. Fraser, Dr. Miklea, Dr. Crowther and the countless health care workers who took care of him every step of his last journey through life. Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 1010 Botanical Drive, BURLINGTON (905.527.0405) on Tuesday, May 17th from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11 a.m. held in the funeral home chapel. Burial to follow at Woodland Cemetery, Burlington. Following the burial service, the family wishes to invite everyone back to Bay Gardens Funeral Home for a reception. In lieu of flowers and in honour of Pavlos’ lifetime passion, donations to the McMaster Institute of Transportation and Logistics can be made at the funeral home. Please sign the online Book of Condolences at

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