Regional Development and Planning

 

last person joined: 8 days ago 

Mission
To encourage and promote research, teaching, service and communication among members of the group; to publish and distribute newsletters twice a year featuring upcoming activities and other items of interest. Organize special sessions or events at AAG meetings.

Dues
Regular: $3
Student: $1


Chair
Felix Haifeng Liao
University of Idaho
Email: hliao@uidaho.edu

Vice Chair
Gargi Chaudhuri
University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Email: gchaudhuri@uwlax.edu

Member-at-Large
Han Li
University of Miami
Email: han.li@miami.edu

Chair of Honors Committee
Bikramaditya Choudhary
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Email: bkchoudhary@jnu.ac.in

Director of Developed Countries
Arun K. Tripathi
University of Dehli
Email: arunkmc@gmail.com


Student Representative
Megha Shrestha
Auburn University
Email: swatts781@gmail.com

Announcements

  • Dear RDPSG members,
    I hope this message finds you well. On April 10, 2021, we had the 2021 RDPSG business meeting via zoom. At the meeting, the members have elected the 2021-2022 board members. Attached please find the meeting minutes and the election results.
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Yingru and all 2020-2021 board members for their services and leadership. 

    Stay well and healthy! I hope to see you in New York in 2022.

    Cheers,
    Felix Liao

    The 2021 Business Meeting of the Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group

    6:15pm - 7:30 pm (PDT), Apr. 10, 2021 (zoom meeting)

     

    Host: Yingru Li

    Attendance: RDPSG members

     

    1. Approve of the 2020 RDPSG business meeting minutes 

     

    1. Briefing about the RDPSG Activities (2020-2021)- Yingru Li 
    • Announced three RDPSG Awards
    • Sponsored a virtual tour of Seattle (more than 30 attendees).
    • Sponsored several paper sessions and one RDPSG signature panel.

     

    1. Membership report and financial report – Yingru Li

     

    1. Announcement of the Awards – Yingru Li
    • The A.K. Chakravarti Awards for Best Student Paper and Best Student Research Proposal on South Asia: Vacant
    • The AK Chakravarti Award, Best Graduate Student Paper: Diala Ltief,D. student, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto.
    • Distinguished Service Award: Bikramaditya K. Choudhary, Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
    • The RDPSG Emerging Scholar Award: Stephen McCauley, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Integrative & Global Studies, Worchester Polytechnic Institute University.
    • The RDPSG Best Undergraduate Student paper award: Vacant

     

    1. Election of the RDPSG Board for 2021-22

    At the meeting, Member-at-large, Chair of Honors Committee, and Student Representative/Media Coordinator were elected.

     

    The list of the 2021-2022 RDPSG Board members is the following:

    Chair

    Haifeng (Felix) Liao

    University of Idaho

    hliao@uidaho.edu

     

    Vice-Chair

    Gargi Chaudhuri

    University of Wisconsin La Crosse

    gchaudhuri@uwlax.edu

     

    Member-at-Large

    Han Li

    University of Miami

    han.li@miami.edu

    Chair of Honors Committee

    Bikramaditya Choudhary

    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

    bkchoudhary@jnu.ac.in

     

    Director of Developed/Developing Countries

    Arun K. Tripathi

    University of Delhi

    arunkmc@gmail.com

     

    Student Representative and Media Coordinator  

    Megha Shrestha 

    Auburn University 

    mzs0130@auburn.edu 

     

    1. The board members of RDPSG thanked Yingru Li for her services as the Chair of RDPSG in 2020-2021

     

    1. Board members agreed that in addition to the best graduate student paper award, if there are more than 2 submissions for the 2021-2022 study paper competition, the second place or runner-up will receive a travel award of $150.

     

    1. Meeting ended with congratulating the members of the new RDPSG Secretariat Team

     

    1. Adjourned at 7:10 pm