Regional development is back on the stage. It represents both efficiency and equity as economic development exhibits a significant degree of spatial variability. Our sessions at the annual meetings of the AAG have represented research on socio-economic processes and inequalities at meso and regional levels which essentially positions regions at the core and places at the heart of policy action and hence warrants an extensive and intensive engagement with conceptual and applied research efforts. I am very confident that the forthcoming annual meeting at New York will witness the same enthusiasm in terms of organized paper and panel sessions as we have seen in the past. Specialty group activities take considerable amount of time and relentless pursuit on the part of organizers and I applaud the efforts put by one and all in making sessions a great success.
Looking forward to meeting you at the AAG’s annual meeting in New York.