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ERSA 2008      Culture, Cohesion and Competitiveness: Regional Perspectives

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48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association

27 – 31 August 2008
Liverpool, UK

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Welcome to Liverpool,
European Capital of Culture 2008

The 2008 ERSA Congress will be jointly hosted by the Department of Civic Design at the University of Liverpool and the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association International.

Chosen as European Capital of Culture for 2008, Liverpool has been the focus for numerous regeneration initiatives. The City has changed dramatically in the last decade and is emerging as one of the UK's leading centres for learning, culture, entertainment, sport and endeavour. The Congress will provide an excellent opportunity to see, and reflect on, the substantial progress that has been made.

The Department of Civic Design, the world's first planning school, will celebrate its centenary in 2009 and the Congress will mark the start of a programme of special events to recognise this important milestone. 

The British and Irish Section was established forty years ago and has played host to successful ERSA Congresses on four previous occasions: London (1970 and 1979), Cambridge (1989) and Dublin (1999).

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