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Regional and Urban Resilience in a Turbulent World – Perspectives from Aotearoa New Zealand

29 Apr 2021 11:08 AM | Jill Johnson (Administrator)

Regional and Urban Resilience in a Turbulent World – Perspectives from Aotearoa New Zealand Satellite Session of the World Congress of the Regional Science Association International, Victoria University of Wellington, Friday 28 May 2021

The analyses of global challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, poverty, polarisation and political instability often provide international or national perspectives, but the impacts can vary considerably across cities and regions as well.

The Regional Science Association International (RSAI), founded in 1954, is an international community of scholars who focus on the regional impacts of national and global processes of economic and social change. The 2021 World Congress of RSAI is a virtual conference to be held online May 25-28, 2021 hosted by the Moroccan section of RSAI. New Zealand scholars will contribute by presenting 8 papers in the afternoon and evening of Friday, May 28. The New Zealand event will be hosted by Victoria University of Wellington at Rutherford House. Up to 30 people, including presenters, can attend in person (with afternoon tea, dinner and drinks included; and as long as Wellington is at Covid alert level 1 or 2). An unlimited number from elsewhere in New Zealand can attend online (see below). Overseas conference participants can attend online through the RSAI conference website.

Programme, Friday, May 28th 2021 (speakers indicated by *)

4.00-4.30 pm: Welcome and afternoon tea, Mezzanine Floor, Rutherford House 4.30-6.30 pm: Session 1, Room MZ02, Rutherford House Paul Dalziel*, Geography matters for small advanced economies: the implications for an economic strategy. Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy*, Gail Pacheco & Kade Sorensen, The effect of upzoning on house prices and redevelopment premiums in Auckland, New Zealand. Graham Squires*, Hai Hong Trinh, Don Webber & Arshad Javed, The connection of rental and house price affordability measures in New Zealand. William Cochrane, Jacques Poot* & Matthew Roskruge, Vulnerable people, local labour market resilience and global shocks: New Zealand evidence from the Covid-19 pandemic and the Global Financial Crisis.

6.30-8.00 pm: Dinner at the Thistle Inn for in-person participants 8.00-10.00 pm: Session 2, Room MZ02, Rutherford House Ilan Noy*, How do pandemics affect economic growth? Lessons from the 1968 H3N2 influenza and 2003 SARS. Philip S. Morrison*, Stephanié Rossouw & Talita Greyling, The impact of exogenous shocks on wellbeing. New Zealanders’ reaction to Covid-19. Daniel Exeter*, An examination of the distributional implications of the Covid-19 pandemic. Arthur Grimes*, Regional patterns of wellbeing through pandemic lockdowns.

10.00-11.00 pm: Drinks at the Thistle Inn In-person registration (first 30 to register): $190 (includes afternoon tea, dinner and drinks) Online NZ registration: $45 (live streamed and/or video accessible afterwards) These registration fees give access to the New Zealand paper presentations only.

To register, go to Registration for the full virtual World Congress Conference (May 25-28, online only) can be via For inquiries, contact either or Registration closes Friday, May 21th 202

RSAI World Congress NZ Satellite Conference 28 May 2021.pdf

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