The theme of the 23rd edition of the Geo Promotion conference is ‘The fair share: managing spatial differences’. The world around us is constantly changing, which is leading to not only winners but also losers. These developments and differences are visible on different spatial scales. An interesting example are the urban areas in the Netherlands. Starters on the housing market have almost no chances to find a new place here and there is less and less room for the car in the inner cities.
These questions are relevant in the Netherlands as well as on a more international scale. Certain regions in the Netherlands are having trouble with a decline in population for years now, while the Randstad is experiencing a rapid growth. The northwestern part of Europe has been flourishing economically the past few decades, while eastern Europe has been stagnating. These issues have been adressed on the 6th or March 2020 in Martiniplaza.