Ghent 2018

The 9th meeting of the Summer Institute will be hosted by the Department of Geography at Ghent University, Belgium, July 8-13, 2018, prior to the Fifth Global Conference in Economic Geography in Cologne, Germany which will take place later in the same month.

The Ghent meeting is being organized by Ben Derudder, Frank Witlox, Jamie Peck, and Christian Berndt.

This event is generously supported by:

Universiteit Gent

Economic Geography/Clark University

Environment & Planning A: Economy and space

Featured speakers

Jennifer ClarkJennifer Clark
Associate Professor, School of Public Policy; Director, Center for Urban Innovation
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


Andrés Rodríguez-PoseAndrés Rodríguez-Pose
Professor of Economic Geography, Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics, UK


Michael SamersMichael Samers
Professor of Economic and Urban Geography, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky, USA


Kendra StraussKendra Strauss
Associate Professor and Director, Labour Studies Program; Associate Member, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Canada


Erik SwyngedouwErik Swyngedouw
Professor of Geography, School of Education, Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK



The 10th meeting of the Summer Institute will take place in Brazil in July, 2020. Further details will be posted here when available.