C12.39 Urban Commission: Urban Challenges in a Complex World

Session: The place and Role of Small Towns in Complex Urban Systems 1

Chairperson: Agnieszka Kwiatek-Sołtys

Small towns, relevant witnesses of current territorial development issues. Lessons from France   

Jean-Charles Edouard, Department of Geography, Centre for Studies and Applied Science in the Massif Central (CERAMAC), Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand

 

The paradoxical place of small towns in sustainable development policies. What is beyond the images of places where the living is easy?

Helene Mainet, Department of Geography, Centre for Studies and Applied Science in the Massif Central (CERAMAC), Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand

 

Kirkenes – Nikel; Twin cities in the Norwegian – Russian borderland? Local context – trans-nationalities in the making

Peter Haugseth (1), Pertti Joenniemi (2)

(1) UIT The Arctic University of Norway

(2) University of Eastern Finland

 

Coping with demographic and economic change: The recent experience of small town New Zealand

Etienne Nel, Department of Geography, University of Otago

 

Small towns: Engines of rural development in the South-Moravian region (Czechia). An analysis of the demographic development

Antonin Vaishar, Milada Štastná, Kateřina Stonawská, Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology, Mendel University in Brno

 

Small towns in peripheral regions of Germany

Manfred Kuehn, Regeneration of Cities, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development