Research Committees

RC21 Urban and Regional Development

Established in 1970


To promote the development of theory and research in the sociology of urban and regional development; to create an international community among scholars in the field of sociology of urban and regional development.

Board 2014-2018

President Eduardo MARQUES, Center for Metropolitan Studies and University of São Paulo, Brazil,
Vice-Presidents Europe: Claire COLOMB, University College London, United Kingdom
North America: Maggie KUSENBACH, University of South Florida, USA
Africa: Alan MABIN, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
South America: tba
Asia: Asato SAITO, Japan
Secretary/Treasurer Alberta ANDREOTTI, University of Degli Studi Milano-Bicocca, Italy,
Newsletter editor Paul WATT, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
RC21 Representative on IJURR Board Ute LEHRER, York University, Canada
Board members Maria José ALVAREZ-RIVADULLA, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
Sonia ARBACI Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Talja BLOKLAND, Humbold University Berlin, Germany
Walter NICHOLLS, California State University, USA
Marc PRADEL, University of Barcelona, Spain
Yuan REN, Fudan University, China
Sonia ROITMAN, University of Queensland, Australia
John SCHLICHTMAN, DePaul University, USA
Paul WATT, University of London, United Kingdom
PhD representative Anna ZHELNINA, Russia
Ex-officio Yuri KAZEPOV, University of Urbino, Italy
Matthias BERNT, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
Webmaster / Design Donatello TRISOLINO, Italy

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Program Coordinator: Eduardo MARQUES,


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