The Commission met in five sessions, organized partly in collaboration with the Commission on Regional Development. At first, the Commission on Tourism was supposed to join, the way the organization of the program was made did let us much room for that kind of collaboration. Even the joint organization of the first two Commissions was not recognized as such in the program. It has to be noted that the organizing committee of the Congress made a mistake with the identification of the Commission: our Commission bears the number C16.29 (it was wrongly identified as 31 during the congress in all the published documentation).
Five paper sessions were held on Tuesday, August 7 (sessions 1-4) and Thursday, August 9 (session 5) with the 19 following papers:
Session 1: Tools of demarginalization in the local and regional development: what role for landscape and tourism?
Konrad Czapiewski (Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Poland): Territorial Inequalities and Local Development – some narrative stories from Poland
Krystian Heffner (University of Economics in Katowice) & Agniesza Latocha (Institute of Geography and Regional Development, Wroclaw): Desolated villages as example of spatial, economic and social marginalization in the Polish-Czech borderland
Walter Leimgruber (Université de Fribourg/CH): Nature Parks: valorising regional potential. The example of the Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut regional nature park (Fribourg/Vaud, Switzerland)
Jamal Abdullah (Universaiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam): Voting patterns in marginal rural areas in the 2018 general election in Malaysia
Session 2: Tools of demarginalization in the local and regional development: what role for landscape and tourism in Europe?
Jerzy Banski (Polish Academy of Sciences): Structure and valorization of local resources in Eastern Poland
Toivo Muilu (Natural Resources Institute Finland – Luke) : Policies of sparsely populated rural areas in Finland
Kristjan Nemac (Science and Research Centre Koper): Do we need to change the system? Think global and create a local alternative
Hugo Capella Miternique (Universitat Illes Baleares): Ibiza’s diversity: from merge to de-gendered leisure
Session 3: Migrations, adaptations, identities and frontiers
Tomas Havlicek (Charles University Prague): Relict (phantom) borders as present social-cultural divide in Czechia: an example of geography of religion
Borna Fuerst-Bjelis (Uiversity of Zagreb): Appreciating differences and coexistence of identities: evidence from the multicultural historical borderlands of Croatia
Thomas Larsen (Kansas State University): Moving Forward with Migration and Geography Awareness Week
Session 4: Between the local and global: multiscalar economic inequalities and development
Atsushi Taira (Kagawa University): Small and medium-sized "global-niche" firms in Japan: a key for rejuvenation of Japan's local economy?
Yehua Dennis Wei (University of Utah): Beyond Convergence: Spatial Polarization, Place Mobility and the Core-Peripheral Structure in China
Matthew Fahrenbruch (University of Kansas): Challenges to Demarginalization. The case of fisheries governance and the development of the export jellyfish fishery on the Miskito Coast of Nicaragua
Mahvish Anjum (Aligarh Muslim University): Custodians of Chikankari Industry in Lucknow City, India: An Occupational Analysis
Session 5: Nouveaux modèles d’action en développement territorial
Bernard Pecqueur (Université Grenoble Alpes) : Innovation sociale et revitalisation des territoires ruraux : le « tiers lieu » de Vizille (France)
Pierre-Antoine Landel (Université Grenoble Alpes) : Interroger la capacité transformative de l’innovation sociale : l’hypothèse de l’opérateur territorial de la transition
Mélanie Doyon (UQAM) : Modèle agricole alternatif et développement des territoires ruraux; le cas de La Clé des Champs de Saint-Camille
Juan-Luis Klein (UQAM) : L’innovation sociale, le « Buen Vivir » et les nouveaux modèles d’action en développement territorial