The online proceedings of the 6th Central European Conference in Regional Science: Engines of Urban and Regional Development

For the first time in its history, CERS conference was organized at Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. The conference was organized in cooperation with Technical University of Košice, University of Economics in Bratislava, the Slovak Section and Hungarian Section of the European Regional Science Association.

The conference participants have focused on the latest achievements in regional science, looking for engines of urban and regional development orchestrating spatial development.

The themes of the CERS conference 2017 have been proposed according to the newest trends in urban and regional development, by respecting differences and uniqueness of cities and regions. Themes of the 6th CERS conference reflect several important issues of current world:

  • Engines of Development
  • Creative and Smart Urban and Rural Development
  • Resilience and Vulnerability of Cities and Regions
  • Centralization and Peripheralization of Regions

Besides above mentioned topics, several sessions were dedicated to:

  • The Role of Universities in Economic Development of Regions
  • Potential of Unpaid Work in Social and Economic Development of the Regions
  • New Trends and Drivers of Human Resources Development

Two robust sessions were dedicated to young researchers and PhD. students.

Central European Conference in Regional Science is well known for a high quality of keynote speakers, presentations delivered by participants from all over the Europe and beyond, excellent networking opportunities and high quality of social activities, as well as for interdisciplinary approaches.

Presence of experienced scholars, distinguished professors, young scientists, practitioners, and experts from diverse areas is a guarantee of inspiring and stimulating atmosphere with excellent ideas, interesting discussions and networking opportunities.

This conference proceedings contains the collection of selected and carefully revised papers based on the double blind review process ensured by the programme committee and independent reviewers.