The Preliminary Program for NARSC 2016 is now available

The Preliminary Program for NARSC 2016 is now available. It can be found at http://www.narsc.org/newsite/conference/conference-program/.

Please review the program. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the program please contact the Program Chair, Haifeng Qian at narsc2016@gmail.com 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 church@geog.ucsb.edu.

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 http://www.narsc.org/newsite/?page_id=30.

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

http://www.evise.com/evise/faces/pages/navigation/NavController.jspx?JRNL_ACR=JHEC

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 (Ingrid.ellen@nyu.edu) and Steve Ross (Stephen.l.ross@uconn.edu)

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: http://www.2017prscocon.com

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 www.baygardens.ca

http://baygardens.permavita.com/site/DrPavlosSavasKanaroglou.html

Call For Papers- Spatial Econometrics

CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL SESSIONS ON SPATIAL ECONOMETRICSAT THE 2016 NORTH AMERICAN MEETINGS OF THE REGIONAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN, NOVEMBER 9-12

Interest in spatial econometrics has increased enormously in the last two decades during which time we have observed an incredible explosion in the number of applied disciplines interested in the subject and in the number of publications that have appeared in scientific journals. Major applications of spatial econometrics that are of interest to regional scientists include areas such as agricultural economics, industrial organization, health economics, managerial economics, urban planning, education, land use, criminology, public finance, economic development, innovation diffusion, environmental studies, labor, resources and energy economics, transportation, real estate, marketing, and many others. But the list of regional sciences that can benefit from the advances in spatial econometrics is, in fact, a lot longer and likely to further increase in the future. These sessions will include both theoretical and empirical contributions related to spatial econometrics in a diversity of applied fields.

If you are interested participating in these special sessions please contact Giuseppe Arbia at giuseppearbia13@gmail.com

Call for Applications- THE BENJAMIN H. STEVENS 2016-2017 GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN REGIONAL SCIENCE

Graduate students enrolled in Ph.D. programs in North America are encouraged to apply for the Sixteenth Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science, administered by the North American Regional Science Council of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC-RSAI). This Fellowship, in support of thesis research in Regional Science, is awarded annually in memory of Dr. Benjamin H. Stevens, an intellectual leader whose selfless devotion to graduate students as teacher, advisor, mentor, and friend had a profound impact on the field. Regional Science is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the theory and method of urban and regional phenomena. Regional Scientists apply theoretical and empirical frameworks and methods of the social and other sciences, as well as develop new ones specifically for regional analysis and policy.

Eligible students should have completed all degree requirements except for their dissertation by the time the Fellowship commences. A requirement of the Fellowship is that the recipient has no duties other than dissertation research during the Fellowship, although the recipient may hold other fellowships concurrently. Applications from students working in any area or any Ph.D. program are welcome as long as their dissertation research addresses a research question in Regional Science.

The Fellowship consists of a stipend in the amount of $30,000 (U.S.), paid over a twelve-month period. Applications for the 2016-2017 Fellowship should be sent electronically by the applicant to the Selection Committee Chair, Professor Laurie A. Schintler, and received by April 15, 2016. (Although the normal application deadline is February 15, in 2016 the application deadline was extended.)

An application consists of the following materials:

1. A curriculum vita of no more than two (2) pages in length.

2. A statement in ten (10) pages or less explaining the questions and issues to be addressed, the approach to be used, and the product expected from the thesis research, preceded by a summary (1-page maximum) describing the intellectual merit of the proposed research, and the broader impacts that may result. The 10-page limit is inclusive of references, but exclusive of tables and figures. This text should be in 12 point or larger font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins; references may be single-spaced.

3. Copies of the candidate’s transcripts for all graduate study. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

In addition, the thesis supervisor shall provide a confidential letter sent separately as an attachment from her/his email account with the student’s name in the subject line to Professor Laurie A. Schintler. In the letter the supervisor should assess the quality and significance of the proposed dissertation research, specify the current state of progress toward the candidate’s degree and provide a commitment by the thesis supervisor to obtain a tuition waiver for the candidate for the year of the Fellowship. A condition of the Fellowship is the granting of a tuition waiver for the year of the Fellowship by the university, or equivalent payment of the student’s tuition.

Applications should be emailed to Professor Laurie A. Schintler at lschintl@gmu.edu. Questions may also be sent to her at lschintl@gmu.edu. For information about NARSC, go to www.narsc.org/newsite/. For information about RSAI, go to www.rsai.org.

May 13, 2015
Revised, January 25, 2016

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