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The Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International Inc (ANZRSAI) is part of an international association concerned with all the aspects of regional analysis and development.

The Association began with academic origins but has expanded over time to include policy advisers and practitioners who implement regional policies and projects.

ANZRSAI hosts an annual conference on some topic of regional science, publishes a refereed academic journal (Australasian Journal of Regional Studies), distributes a regular newsletter (Sustaining Regions), and provides members with information and access to international and national networks relevant for regional studies.

Members of ANZRSAI are automatically members of our international association, the Regional Science Association International. Members receive the newsletter by email and have immediate access to each issue of the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies as it appears.

Participants in our annual conference receive complimentary membership for the following year; others are invited to join ANZRSAI through this website.

2021 Annual Conference

The 44th annual conference of ANZRSAI was hosted by the European Union Centre at RMIT University, 6-7 December 2021, convened by Professor Bruce Wilson. The conference programme is available here.

Awards for Best Conference Papers

At the conference, ANZRSAI presents an Award for the Best Conference Paper and an Award for the Best Conference Paper by a Student. These Awards were sponsored by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. There is a small cash grant given to the winners. There are strict deadlines for submitting an abstract and the full paper to be eligible for these Awards. Details can be downloaded for the Best Conference Paper Award and for the Best Conference Paper by a Student Award

In 2021, the Award for Best Conference Paper was shared by Bernard Trendle and by Cliff Naudé. The Award for Best Conference Paper by a Current or Recent Student was presented to Tiffany McIntyre.

Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, the ANZRSAI Journal

The latest issue of our journal, Volume 27(3), is available to current members through the publications tab above. 

Sustaining Regions, the Newsletter of ANZRSAI

The latest issue of our expanded newsletter, Volume 11 Number 3, was posted on this website in December 2021. Earlier issues of Sustaining Regions, the newsletter of ANZRSAI are also available.

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ANZRSAI Conference Second Call for Papers

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