New South Wales Branch

Workshop on Regional Development


From: Tuesday March 7, 2017, 9:00 am

To: Tuesday March 7, 2017, 1:00 pm

You are invited to join ESA (NSW) and the Centre for Economic and Regional Development in a one day workshop exploring economic development evaluation and policy. The workshop will be conducted by Professor Bob Stimson, a member of the Centre’s advisory panel and Professor Emeritus in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at the University of Queensland.

Over the course of the day, Professor Stimson will answer the question ‘What is regional economic development? And how do you measure regional performance?’ as well as discuss the best way to approach regional economic development planning.

The workshop will be particularly useful to economic development practitioners such as local government economic development officers, consultants, Regional Development Australia as well as others with an interest in economic development.

When:             Tuesday 7 March 2017 | 9am – 1pm  (lunch provided at 1pm)

Where:            Sydney Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW

Cost:                Free

Registration:  To register for this Workshop please email Megan Rout or phone: 02 6391 3025

Click here to download the event flyer

Presenter:  Bob Stimson

Bob Stimson is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at The University of Queensland.

He is also a Director of the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) (a $24 million project funded under the Australian Government’s Super Science initiative) in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, and is an Adjunct Professorial Fellow in Department of Resource Management and Geography at the University of Melbourne.

For the last 49 years Bob Stimson has conducted research and taught in the fields of urban and regional analysis; urban and regional development and planning; spatial modelling and spatial information systems; housing research and policy; modelling human spatial behaviour; the quality of urban life; the application of spatial analytic techniques and survey research methods to address socio-spatial phenomena; and the development and application of spatial decision support systems in urban and regional planning.

Bob is internationally recognised for his research and is the author of 49 books and monographs and more than 450 scientific papers and book chapters.


Sydney Masonic Centre,

66 Goulburn St,, SYDNEY NSW 2000

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