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Workshop on Regional Economic Development to mark the retirement of Professor Kim Swales

University of Strathclyde, 17 January 2014

Court Senate Suite, Collins Building, Richmond Street, Glasgow.


A workshop was  held in Glasgow to mark the retirement of Professor Kim Swales, and celebrate his contribution to regional economics over a career that has spanned four decades.

     There were presentations from leading academics, including Geoff Hewings (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jack Parr (University of Glasgow), Karen Turner (Heriot-Watt University), Deb Roberts (University of Aberdeen and James Hutton Institute), Peter Batey (University of Liverpool), and Kim Swales (University of Strathclyde).

 For details of presentations please contact Peter McGregor or Isobel Sheppard 


The following link gives URESG access to the conference archive of the Regional Science International British and Irish Section conferences. Some of the material contains videos and presentations of keynote speakers addressing issues that challenge all regional and urban scholars

The RSA-BIS Annual 2017 Conference will be held in Harrogate, Yorkshire on 22-24 August. The local organiser is Graham Clarke and the details can be accessd at

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