Disasters have been happening all over the globe more frequently and more intensely during the recent years casing enormous material and human casualties and threatening sustainable development trajectory. Meanwhile, efforts to reverse the negative impacts of global warming, climate change and other environmental problems have not been enough to ensure sustainability. Moreover, development mechanisms in many parts of the developing world are still unable to appropriately alleviate poverty and minimize economic inequality. It is also worth mentioning that war, terrorism, and other socio-political conflicts have also been intensifying at local as well as global levels. It becomes apparent that challenges to sustainable development and planning are still there even in this era of common awareness in assuring intra- and inter-generational equity.
Call for Papers:
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning of Diponegoro University, invites scholars, development practitioners, and students to submit papers to be presented in The Second International Conference on Regional Development, “Sustainable Development: Conceptual Progress and Practical Challenges”, which will be conducted in Semarang – Indonesia on 20 and 21 November 2013.
Abstract submission will be closed on 6 July 2013 at 24.00 sharp and the acceptance will be notified on 20 July 2013.
Selected papers may then be developed into chapters in edited book/s or articles in Tataloka Journal (nationally accredited by Dikti; www.indo-planning-journals.com) or in the special edition of The Indonesian Journal of Planning and Development (ISSN: 2087-9733) after double blind-peer reviewing process.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the followings:
A.      Climate change and natural disaster issues
B.      Inequality and poverty alleviation
C.      Environmental and spatial justice
D.     Trans-border and global issues
E.      Infrastructure and economic development
Further information and details please kindly go to http://indo-incodev.com/