Regional Science plays a more and more important role in these decades featured by broadening, deepening, and speeding up of globalization. The enhancement of knowledge and technologies asks for more suitable techniques in regional science. Furthermore, the changes brought upon the need for people from various fields that were not involved in Regional Science before, rendering the field truly multi-disciplinary. Initiated as a field of human geography, it winds up including people from varying disciplines such as engineering, planning, economy, geography and environmental studies. In a multidiscipline field such as Regional Science the exchange of ideas and research within the field is deemed to be necessary. It is this multi-disciplinary approach that helps to facilitate new theoretical insights for tackling regional problems. It fosters better codification of methods and exchange of frontier ideas. The combination of knowledge of an industry and knowledge of theory is inevitable if it is to establish credibility. For without it, efficient communication is restricted.

With recent trend in globalization and cross border activities, promoting international collaboration is essential. This joint seminar has been set upon with the aim to serve as a platform for cross-fertilization of ideas among scholars and policy makers. In particular, the exchange of ideas and research among Asian countries and regions is promoted. This will definitely accelerate the development of regional science and benefit all regions in the globalizing world. 

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar will be held as a webinar (online seminar) and set the theme as Regional Science in the Post-pandemic Era. Topics of interest in this Joint Seminar on Regional Science include (but not limited to):

1. Spatial Economics
2. Economic Geography
3. Interregional and International Trade
4. Transportation
5. Asian Regional and Urban Problems
6. Regional Development
7. Location of Economic Activities
8. Housing
9. Regional and Urban Planning
10. Environmental Quality
11. Local Public Finance

12. Migration and Demographic Analysis



Key objectives of the conference are:
To foster exchange of ideas and research experience in the field of Regional Science among scholars and policy makers of Asian countries and regions.
To establish a formal collaboration relationship among regional science associations in Asian countries.
To promote interaction between researchers and policy makers of Asian countries.



Regional science educators.
Researchers in regional science, trade, engineering, planning, transportation, economy, geography, the environment, etc.
Professionals and consultants from the construction industry.
Financiers, bankers, lawyers and policy makers.
Graduate students.
Others normally associated with regional science.



The official language of the conference is English.



Webinar: online seminar organized/operated by Feng Chia University



 No Charge for paper submission, registration and participation.



 Dr. Sumei Zhang

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Dr. Tzai-Hung Wen

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Hosts:Chinese Regional Science Association-Taiwan /Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Information, Feng-Chia University
Sponsors:Ministry of Science and Technology / Changfeng Engineering Consulting / Dragonpolis Engineering Consulting /