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Past conferences

Year Place Subject
2016 Beijing
China
2016 IGU International Geographical Congress „Shaping Our Harmonious Worlds“
Date: 21-25 August, 2016
Organised by: Geographical Society of China and International Geographical Union
Conference Venue: China National Convention Center, Beijing
website: http://www.igc2016.org/dct/page/1
2015 Moscow
Russia
2015 IGU Regional Conference - “Geography, Culture and Society for Our Future Earth”
Date: 17-21 August, 2015
Organised by: Russian Geographical Society, Russian Academy of Science and Lomonosov Moscow State University - Faculty of Geography
Conference Venue: Lomonosov Moscow State University
website: www.igu2015.ru
2015 LISBON
Portugal
"Local Government and Urban Governance: Citizen Responsive Innovation in Europe and Africa"
Date: April 09-10, 2015
Location: Lisbon, Portugal (University Campus)
Organised by: Professor Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
University of Lisbon, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Conference web page: https://sites.google.com/site/locgovgeo2015/home
2014 POZNAN
Poland
„NEW CHALLENGES IN LOCAL, METROPOLITAN AND REGIONAL GOVERNANCE“
Date: 14-16 August 2014
Hosted by: Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań (Poland)
General information
2014 KRAKOW
Poland
2014 IGU Regional Conference
“CHANGES, CHALLENGES, RESPONSIBILITY”
Date: 18–22 August 2014
Organised by: Polish Geographical Society, in co-operation with Polish universities
Conference Venue: Jagiellonian University, Krakow
More information: http://www.igu2014.org/
2013 KYOTO
Japan
IGU Regional Conference
C08.13 Geography of Governance Commission session - "Traditions and innovations in governance - better meet the needs".
Date: 4-9 August 2013
Venue: Kyoto International Conference Centre
Organised by: National Committee of Japan for IGU and Organising Committee
Conference web page: http://www.igu-kyoto2013.org/
2013 BRATISLAVA
Slovakia
Joint conference of IGU Commission on Geography of Governance and RSA Research Network on Geographies of Finance and Post-Socialist Transformations
“Finance in Transition / Finance and Governance: Lessons for the Future”
Date: 16-17 May 2013
Venue: Department of Human Geography and Demography, Comenius University,Bratislava, Slovakia
2012 COLOGNE
Germany
32nd International Geographical Congress
C08.13 Geography of Governance sessions:

A. Governance - key theoretical and methodological issues, main research directions
B. Innovations in public sector - public administration reforms, public sector reorganizations, local finance and progress in planning
C. Governing development in regions, cities and rural communities
Time: 26 - 30 August 2012
Organiser: IGU, DGfG
2012 LISBON
Portugal
"New Challenges for Local Governance"
themes: 1. The impact of financial crises on local governance
              2. Citizen e-Participation in local governance
Time: 12-14 April 2012
Organizer: Professor Carlos Nunes Silva
Conference web page: https://sites.google.com/site/nc4lglisbon2012/
2011 KATHMANDU
Nepal
Organiser: Prof. Pushkar K. Pradhan
Location: Central Department of Geography, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu.
Time: October 31 - November 6, 2011
2010 JERUSALEM
Israel
"Local Government in a Changing World: Between hierarchies and networks, between global neoliberalism and welfare state interventionism". 8-11 July 2010. Jerusalem, The Dead Sea and Beer Sheva, Israel
Organised by Professor Eran Razin (The Hebrew University of Jersualem) and Professor Fred A. Lazin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
2010 TEL AVIV
Israel
"Bridging Diversity in a Globalizing World". 12-16 July 2010.
Sessions within IGU Regional Conference organised by Professor Eran Razin (The Hebrew University of Jersualem) and Professor Jan Bucek (Commission Chair)
2009 BRATISLAVA
(Slovakia)
"Urban and Regional Governance - Power, Actors, Interests, Strategies, Rights" organised within the 2nd EUGEO Congress. "Challenges for the European Geography in the 21st Century". August 13-16th 2009, Contact: Ján Buček (Comenius University), Location: Comenius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences.
2008 TUNIS
(Tunisia)
IGC International Geographical Congress. "Collaboratively Building our Territories". August 25-29. Contact: Habib Dlala (Université de Tunis) / Ali Toumi (Université de Tunis)
2007 BERN
(Switzerland)
IGU International Conference "Local Governance & Citizenships". June 3-6.
Organiser: Doris Wastl-Walter, University of Bern.
Contact: Adrea Kofler, kofler@giub.unibe.ch or Germaine Spoerri, spoerri@giub.unibe.ch
2007 ZURICH
(Switzerland)
IGU Commssion on Gender and Geography Symposium on "Sustainable Public Places, Feminist Perspectives on Appropriation, Representations and Planning of Public Spaces". June 1-3.
Conference website: IGU Symposium on Sustainable Public Places
Organiser: Elisabetz Bühler, University of Zurich and Doris Wastl-Walter, University of Bern.
Contact: Elisabeth Bühler, buehler@geo.unizh.ch (University of Zurich).
2007 KATHMANDU
(Nepal)
"Public Policy and Local Development: Opportunities and Challenges", February 23 - March 1, 2007, University of Tribhuvan
2006 BRATISLAVA
(Slovakia)
IGU GAPP Conference "New tasks, approaches and spatial perspectives in public policy", October 18/19-22. University, Bratislava.
2006 BRISBANE
(Australia)
IGU 2006 Brisbane Conference: 'Regional Responses to Global Changes. A view from the Antipodes.' (3-7 July 2006 Brisbane, Australia).
International Geographical Union 2006 Brisbane Conference and joint meeting of the Institute of Australian Geographers and the New Zealand Geographical Society. Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2005 IOWA
(USA)
joint conference with the AAG West Lakes Division "Geography Of and For Public Policy.
2004 GLASGOW
(UK)
The 30th Congress of the International Geographical Union "One Earh - Many Worlds".
2003 PRAGUE
(Czech Republic)
Territorial Administration and Public Policy: Restructuring of Big Governments, Welfare State Aspirations and Local Economies
2003 Moscow and Barnaul
(Altai)
Society and Environment Interaction under Conditions of Global and Regional Changes
2003 LISBON
(Portugal)
Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance
https://sites.google.com/site/conferencelisbon2003/home
2002 DURBAN
(South Africa)
Geographical Renaissance at the Dawn of the Millennium
2002 ROME
(Italia)
book published by IGU Home of Geography  


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