SCORUS Satellite Conference “The Future of Regional & Urban Statistics and Research” (27-29 August, 2011 in  Limavady, Northern Ireland, UK)


  1. Challenges and Opportunities in Regional and Urban Statistics – setting the agenda for the next decade.
  2. Focusing of urban and regional areas in terms of exploring their role in national economic and social structures; identifying issues of comparability (indicators and use); and available statistics.
  3. The effect of constrained resources at the national level on the production of urban, regional, and local level.
  4. Communication between hierarchical levels of government, between individual cities and regions, and among individuals involved in urban and regional research (academic and governmental).
  5. Alternative means of engaging statisticians working within local government.
  6. Urban and regional statisticians as both consumers of nationally collected statistics and contributors to those systems.