Rural Research & Planning Group (RRPG) 7th International Conference and Field Study in Malaysia 2016

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Date   : 15-17th August 2016
Venue: Conference Room B12, Faculty of Built Environment,  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

We are facing the challenge of uncertainty of economic growth, increased globalization process, political conflicts and climate change that the questions of sustainability, and inclusivity of development becoming more pressing. The new global development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also call for more commitment for inclusive development. However, given the need to foster economic growth and competitiveness, concentration of development in core regions seems to be a common strategy adopted by many governments in developing countries, the outcome would further increase the development gap in rural areas.

In the context of the various challenges facing the world today we would like to call upon scholars and practitioners to look into how rural development could incorporate inclusive and sustainable communities that synergize and balance between rural and urban areas as well as achieving sustainable development, poverty eradication and resilient community.

You are cordially invited to participate in Rural Research & Planning Group (RRPG) 7thInternational Conference and Field Study in Malaysia 2016 (RRPG7), which will be held on 15-17 August 2016 at Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor Bahru. The conference is organized by Centre for Innovative Planning & Development (CiPD) with co-organiser UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology. The theme of this conference is “Advancing Inclusive Rural Development & Transformation in a Challenging Environment“.

RRPG7 has the overall aim of bringing together stakeholders, policy makers, prominent figure, leading academic scientists, researchers and the public to explicitly discuss and advance our understanding of the following issues related to rural transformation, inclusive rural development and resilience rural environment. This conference will feature leading figures in various fields involving sustainable rural development, community empowerment, local economic development and community-based disaster risk reduction as well as resilience rural community studies.


Participation for this conference is open to all academic staff, students, independent researchers, practitioners, policy makers and anyone interested in the field of sustainable rural development, rural transformation, resilient and empowerment of rural society issues.

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