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RDPSG Panel: Development Challenges across Global and Local Regions

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group


The world of today is more fractured than flat, despite a slew of leveling information technologies. The World’s richest 1 percent owns 45 percent of the total wealth, while 64 percent of the world’s population holds less than 2 percent of the wealth. The disparities across nations, regions, communities, groups, families are ever-increasing and are on the rise for many decades. Since the 1980s, the share of national income going to the richest 1 percent has increased rapidly in North America, China, India and Russia (World Inequality Lab, 2019). The study also finds the connection with changing economic policy specifically roll-back from the post-war egalitarian regime. Deregulation, privatization, and withdrawal of the state from many areas of social provision have been common. The existence of uneven geographies at multiple scales has also given rise in competition and contestations between territories (states, regions, or cities) and communities. Successful regions by implication and is an example of development put pressure on other regions to follow their lead (Harvey, 2008).

We invite panelists to discuss the existing and expected challenges to the adopted development processes with the specific context of health disparity, education disparity, urbanization, globalization as well as relevant issues across global and local regions.


Type Details Minutes
Introduction BIKRAMADITYA CHOUDHARY Jawaharlal Nehru University 10
Panelist Susmita Rishi Kansas State University 15
Panelist Chandana Mitra Auburn University 15
Panelist George Pomeroy Shippensburg University 10
Panelist Debnath Mookherjee Western Washington University 10

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