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The Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International Inc (ANZRSAI) is part of an international association concerned with all the aspects of regional analysis and development.

The Association began with academic origins but has expanded over time to include policy advisers and practitioners who implement regional policies and projects.

ANZRSAI hosts an annual conference on some topic of regional science, publishes a refereed academic journal (Australasian Journal of Regional Studies), distributes a regular newsletter (Sustaining Regions), and provides members with information and access to international and national networks relevant for regional studies.

Members of ANZRSAI are automatically members of our international association, the Regional Science Association International. Members receive the newsletter by email and have immediate access to each issue of the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies as it appears.

Participants in our annual conference receive complimentary membership for the following year; others are invited to join ANZRSAI through this website.

2016 Annual Conference

The 2016 Annual Conference is the 40th conference hosted by ANZRSAI. We are delighted to be returning to Melbourne for this event, hosted by by the European Union Centre at RMIT and the RMIT Social Change Enabling Platform. The venue will be the City campus of RMIT on Swanston Street at the heart of the city. The conference will open at 9am on Monday 5 December and close at 1pm on Wednesday 7 December.

The theme of the conference is Towards the Future: Emerging Priorities in Regional Policy and Practice. The conference convenors, Professors Bruce Wilson and Peter Fairbrother, are putting together an exciting programme of plenary sessions and the Second Call for Contributed Papers is now available here

ANZRSAI welcomes proposal for contributed papers, for themed panels, or for special sessions, on any topic related to regions. Proposals must be made before 24 October. To submit an abstract or to register for the conference, please follow this link.

Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, the ANZRSAI Journal

The latest issue of our journal, Volume 22(2), was posted on this website in August 2016. It is available to current members through the publications tab above. 

Sustaining Regions, the Newsletter of ANZRSAI

The latest issue of our expanded newsletter, Volume 6(2), was posted on this website in July 2016. Earlier issues of Sustaining Regions, the newsletter of ANZRSAI are also available.

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