Left behind places and what can be done about them

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Date(s) - Friday, September 16, 2022
All Day


The ninth conference was hosted by the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society and took place on 16 September 2022, on the theme “Left Behind Places and What Can Be Done About Them”.
It was an online conference.

The conference programme is available to download HERE.

Catch up on the Conference presentations HERE

The conference topic is related to the CJRES issue with the same title, “Left Behind Places and What Can Be Done About Them”.

The conference themes included:

  • Defining ‘left behind places’, and their different types and characteristics (economic, social, cultural, political)
  • The empirics of ‘left behind places’, and the scale and nature of the ‘left behind’ problem in different national contexts
  • Theorising ‘left behind’ places, their determinants and causal histories
  • The politics of ‘left behind’ places
  • Solving the ‘left behind problem’: the policy challenges of reviving ‘left behind’ places
  • Assessments of different policy approaches and institutional frameworks
  • ‘Left behind’ places and alternative models of capitalism

The conference was free of charge to attend but delegates had to register beforehand.

Expressions of interest for presenting at the conference were submitted beforehand via a call for papers.

Professor Judith Clifton, Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, University of Cantabria, Spain
Professor Ron Martin, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Professor Peter Sunley, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southampton, UK
Professor Pete Tyler, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

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