It’s been a busy few months in terms of presentations and getting some of the work done by SCPD out. There was a session organized in Boston at the 2017 American Association of Geographers on resource dependency and planning. A presentation on the role of speculation on real estate in resource based communities was also given. In May, at the 2017 Canadian Association of Geographers Conference at York University in Toronto, two presentations were given. The first was an extension of the presentation from Boston on the role of Speculation and the second was on the release of the second version of our book which was released by the Association of European Schools of Planning.
In June, I gave a presentation in Bristol, Uk at the International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning conference on the work that SUPD has been examining. There were some great questions and a good discussion after.
I am heading to the Association of European Schools of Planning (www.aesop2017.pt) conference to attend and give a presentation on our newest article examining the role of planning and planners as a stabilizing factor in resource-based communities experiencing rapid growth and development.