BSPS (British Society for Population Studies) Annual Conference 

Leeds University, 7th-9th September 2015

The BSPS Annual conference is in Leeds this year, September 7th – 9th. We are seeking offers of 15 – 20 minute presentations on the following aspects of Local Government planning and demography:

  1. Economic Activity Rates for projections. Local Authorities have to plan for growth – how are they doing it?
  1. Local Authorities put a lot of effort into justifying a future Census on the back of small area data – examples welcomed.
    1. Origin Destination Data – Travel to Work / Migration
    2. Using the Census to assess deprivation for small areas
    3. Role in policy making.
  1. Small Area Projections – why Local Authorities undertake projections for small areas and what issues arise as a result.
    1. Ward Boundary Reviews
    2. School Place Planning
    3. Transport Planning
    4. Impact of ageing and health inequality

There are also separate strands on ‘Census’ and ‘Demographic projections and forecasts’.

Further information on the BSPS annual conference.

If you are willing to submit a paper, the requirement is to submit online a 250 word summary before midnight on 12th April 2015. Full details here.

Presenters of papers receive no reduction in registration but the BSPS conference is a good opportunity to find out what is happening in Local Government demography, whether or not you present.

Thinking of joining? You get a discount on the cost of the conference and updates on meetings and events that BSPS organise through the year.

Piers Elias, BSPS Council Member

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