Planning and Governance of Ultra-Peripheral Territories and Low-Density Regions

from 23 to 25 June 2022 organized by University of the Azores

Venue at Hotel Marina Atlântico, Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal


This international event will explore the recent challenges and dynamics, the emerging issues, and the future sustainability regarding these territories. Nevertheless, many other research fields may influence regional sustainable development.


Several themes will be discussed, namely:

Accessibility and Connectivity Transport Systems; Biodiversity Policies and Strategies; Circular and Green Economy; Cross-Border Cooperation and Inter-Regional Cooperation; Ecosystem Services; Environmental Rights and Legislation; Land-Use Planning; Migratory fluxes - Strategies, Management, and Planning; Public Management; Regional Studies; Renewables Energies; Smart Cities; Smart Destinations; Sustainable Culture Management; Sustainable Development; Sustainable Planning; Sustainable Tourism Management; Territorial Governance and Strategies; General Economics and Teaching; History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches; Mathematical and Quantitative Methods; Microeconomics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; International Economics; Financial Economics; Public Economics; Health, Education, and Welfare; Labor and Demographic Economics; Law and Economics; Industrial Organization; Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics; Economic History; Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth; Economic Systems; Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics; Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics.

  • Congress languages: preferably English; however, Portuguese and Spanish can also be used.

  • Event held in a Hybrid Format: in situ and online



Abstract Submissions

Abstracts and papers in English, Portuguese or Spanish
should be submitted through the following form:




  • Paper submission — May 27, 2022

  • Acceptance decision — May 28, 2022

  • Registration / Fee PaymentMay 31, 2022

  • Provisional Program ReleaseJune 6 — 10, 2022





Gualter Couto


Rui Alexandre Castanho


Pedro Pimentel


Júlian Mora Aliseda

Keynote Speaker


Dr. Bob McKercher

Dr Bob McKercher is a professor of tourism at the University of Queensland. Prior to that, he spent 22 years in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and started his academic career at Charles Sturt University in regional New South Wales. He worked for about 10 years in the Canadian tourism industry in a variety of operational, advocacy and management roles.

He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in Australia, a Masters degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and his undergraduate degree from York University in Toronto, Canada.

He has published over 300 scholarly papers and research reports, is the author or co-author of The Business of Nature-based Tourism, Cultural Tourism and Tourism Theories Concepts and Models. He has also edited a number of other books.

Prof McKercher is the Chairman of the Board of the International Academic for the Study of Tourism; a Fellow of the International Academic for the Study of Tourism; the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education and; the International Academy of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research.


Welcome to the Azores!



Hotel Marina Atlântico

Campus de Ponta Delgada

Av. João Bosco Mota Amaral n.º19500-767 Ponta Delgadatlf: +351 296 650 550email: SD2022@uac.pt