The Bartlett School of Planning


BSP's Prof Jo Williams to speak at RSA Winter Conference

4 November 2022

Jo Williams, Professor of Sustainable Development, has been invited to be a speaker for the Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2022 Plenary on 10th November.

Jo Williams and RSA Logo

The conference, titled 'Regions in Transition: Balancing Economic, Social and Environmental Priorities for Better Regional Futures', offers a timely opportunity to discuss and debate important issues, to rethink the key theories, concepts and methods, and to explore futures for regions and cities.

Regions are always transitioning, however the usual technological, social, environmental and economic changes have been jolted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Throw in growing geopolitical instability, climate change and migration pressures, and we find ourselves in an increasingly volatile and uncertain global context. Shifting towards a more sustainable and resilient model of regional and urban development becomes even more urgent but ever more challenging.

Jo will be joined by Eveline van Leeuwen, Wageningen University; Lars Coenen, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences & University of Oslo, Norway; and Marcin Dabrowski, TU Delft, to give the plenary, titled 'Urban and Regional Sustainability Transitions: Unlocking the Potentials for Change'.

In addition, Jo will be running two sessions on circularity.

See Prof Jo Williams' BSP profile

Read more about the conference and register on the RSA website

View the Circular Cities Hub website