IGU - the Commission on Local and Regional Development

The International Geographical Union's Commission on Local and Regional Development provides an international forum for the study of issues related to such matters as local and regional development, reorganization of space, local development in the urban and rural space, and the role of both institutions and agencies in developing and reshaping the settled space. The interests of the Commission are exhibited in developing and developed regions and nations.

The perception and attitudes towards local development may be different in different countries. In some places the local development theme is closely related to rural and non-metropolitan development, in other parts of the world it is related to the establishment and development of new towns, to spatial form of entrepreneurship, or to the evolution of new cores of sophisticated high-tech activities. The Commission’s aim is to amalgamate such debates under one umbrella.