Recent activities and announcements of the RIGO team.



 4/8/17 Presentation at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting

On April 8th, Jen Nelles presented at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Boston. Nelles' presentation on "Regional Intergovernmental Organizations (RIGOs), Space, and Public Policy," was one of four panels convened under the theme "The Process of Metropolitanization: Reconfiguring the City at the Regional Scale."

The session was organized by Rodrigo Cardoso and Evert Meijers, both of Delft University of Technology.


3/20/17 RIGO Roundtable of the Deil Wright Symposium

The Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) holds the day-long Deil S. Wright Symposium annually as part of the pre-conference programming of the APSA annual meeting. The symposium honors the career and contributions of Professor Deil S. Wright, who was a charter member of the Section and remained active until his passing in 2009. 

At this year’s symposium the RIGO team organized a panel to introduce the database to the SIAM and ASPA community. The panel included a presentation by Dave Miller, followed by a Q&A session with representatives from four cross-boundary organizations.

Panelists from the Q&A session (from left to right):
Doug Hooker (Executive Director) – Atlanta Regional Commission, Michelle Lacewell (Interim Director) – Nashville MPO, Michael Skipper (Executive Director) – Greater Nashville Regional Council, Kristen Maser Michaels (Executive Director) – CONNECT Congress of Neighboring Communities (Pittsburgh)

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