The upcoming 2015 ANZRSAI
conference in Sydney from 1-4 December has a theme of Global Cities and Global Regions: 'Sustainable Futures?
ANZRSAI organised its first annual conference in 1976.
A feature of Bob's presidency was the progress made by RSAI to build on the initiative of the previous president, Antoine Bailly, who integrated its various sections, so that all ANZRSAI members are now automatically given access to RSAI membership.
He has acted as a generous mentor to colleagues and students and continues to participate in ANZRSAI Council meetings as a trusted and highly respected advisor.
The third paper in this issue was the winner of the ANZRSAI Award for Best Conference Paper, which is judged from the papers eligible for publication in the refereed proceedings of the conference.
The ANZRSAI Award for Best Conference Paper 2010 was awarded to Shelby Canterford for her article: "Locating people spatially: 2006, 2010, 2100 and 2:36pm on Friday".
In previous conferences, ANZRSAI has offered Academic Thesis Awards, alternating between doctoral and masters theses.
Twice she was elected Vice-President of ANZRSAI but, to quote Christine herself, she appeared always "destined to be the brides-maid and never the bride".
ANZRSAI has long published an academic journal containing cutting edge articles in regional science, but she took it to a higher plane.
Hodgkinson (Ed) The Regional Development Cocktail--Shaken not Stirred, refereed proceedings of the ANZRSAI
28th Annual Conference, Wollongong, September 2004, pp.
On behalf of the ANZRSAI Council, I am honoured to record this afterword of appreciation for Christine Smith's leadership of the journal over the last decade.
The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies was launched in 1995 following a submission to the ANZRSAI Council authored by Christine Smith, John Mangan and Guy West.