New and Emerging Rural Researchers

Session conveners: Théo Lenormand ( and Emanuele Amo (

Keywords: Rural geography, Crisis, Change, Social science, Countryside

This annually held Rural Geography Research Group session looks to explore new and emerging ideas across rural geography by discussing the work of …

Planetary Rural Geographies

Convenors: Michael Woods, Aberystwyth University,
Damian Maye, University of Gloucestershire,
Chi-Mao Wang, National Taiwan University,


The provocative thesis of planetary urbanization has been countered in recent literature by calls for geographies of planetary ruralization (Krause, 2012; …

Reimagining Rural Planning Approaches

Convener: Andrew Grayson, Nottingham Trent University (

Abstract: This session is intended as an open forum to discuss and critically analyse planning approaches to rural areas, with a particular focus on sustainability and engaging with climate change. The planning system …

Reassessing rural communities and social relations in turbulent times

Conveners: Prof. Sarah Neal (University of Sheffield):
Dr Faye Shortland (University of Sheffield):
Dr Anna Gawlewicz (University of Glasgow):
Dr Jesse Heley (Aberystwyth University):
Rhys Dafydd Jones (Aberystwyth University):


The last two decades have …