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Networks Categories: Research Network

Start 2012 - Expires 2013

Regional innovation policy has grown in prominence and scope during recent years, with a realm of action that increasingly stresses the demand side (or the doing, using, interaction (DUI) mode of innovation) alongside a supply side innovation policy based on science and technology. This expansion of the accepted (or aspirational) realm of action for innovation […]

Start 2010 - Expires 2011

This research network is established with the aim of analyzing and discussing interregional networks involving regional actors belonging to different countries and their implications for theory and policy. In particular the hypothesis of a “virtualization” of the space for collaborative policies should be put to test.

Start 2012 - Expires 2014

Central and Eastern Europe has a rather recent interest in the modern, democratic local government studies. This trend is mostly explained by the developments of the political studies and the research on local political issues occurred not earlier than the beginning of the 1990s. In this context, the RSA RN POL-LOC will be linked to: […]

Start 2008 - Expires 2009

This Research Network aims to look at the sharing and documentation of leading practice in the targeting, implementation and evaluation of regional support for enterprise and innovation in the UK. It also looks at the regional knowledge base to enable meaningful policy objectives to be defined, the mechanisms which drive regional development – and particularly […]

Start 2003 - Expires 2005

1st Seminar, 15-20 August 2004 – IGU, Glasgow ‘Regions and Demographic Change’ Session strand in ‘One Earth, Many Worlds’ At the recent Glasgow meeting of the IGU the RSA Demographic Ageing Working Group organised two sponsored sessions, which attracted over 50 delegates. Papers in the two sessions explored regions and demographic change. 2nd Seminar, London […]

Start 2006 - Expires 2008

In 2006, the Regional Studies Association (RSA) founded a new Research Network on ‘Employability and Labour Market Policy in International Perspective’, hosted at the Employment Research Institute at Napier University, Edinburgh. The Network’s activities centred around two international seminars, which sought to build upon the success of a previous ‘Employability and Labour Market Policy’ seminar […]

Start 2008 - Expires 2009

This Research Network aims to expand a fledgling network of local and regional policy makers and academics (members and non-members of the RSA) and embrace less involved cities and urban regions – not so much as a primary result of geographically defined ‘distance’ than one of network-based marginalisation and peripheralisation.

Start 2008 - Expires 2010

This Research Network aims to analyse regional evolution in production and use of ‘Green’ inputs and their consumption, including with reference to governance and policies by: Defining the field that contains ‘Green Industry’ activities such as sub-sectors of agriculture, materials, manufacturing, energy, transportation and waste management & recycling Analysing the dynamics of the multi-level governance […]

Start 2006 - Expires 2008

This Research Network aims to examine the government’s liveability agenda and aims to contribute to the debate on ‘liveable’ residential environment. The Housing and the Regions Working Group was established to explore the English regional housing debate, notably government’s attempt to create ‘sustainable communities’, drawing on wider Europe experience in managing growth and dealing with […]

Start 2007 - Expires 2009

This Research Network aims to look at the important and relevant gaps in knowledge over how to lead the vital change processes in local and regional regeneration to the benefit of all stakeholders, particularly within the context of the introduction of Local Area Agreements (LAAs).

Start 2007 - Expires 2009

This Research Network aims to examine the role of local culture on regional economic development in the Mediterranean and Balkan periphery. The first workshop was held on 25th – 27th October 2007 in Romania. The topic of the workshop was ‘Is tourism enough for local development? High expectations and real impact in the periphery of […]

Start 2007 - Expires 2009

While there has been much research and attention paid to the regions in the core of Europe – and especially to cities, city-regions, old industrial areas, border regions and to some of their underlying characteristics – such as clusters, agglomeration phenomena generally, regional innovation systems, the specific features of peripheral and marginal regions have been […]

Start 2010 - Expires 2011

In a modern, learning-based economy the primary task of industrial and innovation policies should be to promote innovative interactions between economic sub-systems, organisations and individuals (Lundvall, 1992). KIBS are particularly important in these processes not only because of the significance of their own growth and innovativeness, but also because of their systemic role in influencing […]

Start 2008 - Expires 2010

While much attention has been paid to the patterns and impacts of foreign direct investment in general, there has been less focus on the outsourcing of services, which now constitute a considerable proportion of foreign investments, contributing to an emerging European shift in the distribution of business services provision. The Research Network aims to build […]

Start 2007 - Expires 2009

In co-operation with HARED Working Group led by Markku Sotarauta (RSA Finland), this Research Network is launching a series of research studies and international workshops (in Budapest, Prague, Bratislava), with a view to further developing our understanding of human agency in the current practice of regional development.

Start 2009 - Expires 2011

This RSA Research Network looks at the dynamics in the spatial organisation of regional urban systems and how urban spatial structure affects the performance of (firms and households in) cities in economic, social and environmental terms. In this, the main goal is to provide a more thorough assessment of how and why the spatial organization […]

Start 2007 - Expires 2009

This research network will examine the diversity of tourism in Europe and its implication for socio-economic development and public policy. Three meetings will be held focusing on particular types of tourism: organised leisure tourism in the south (Izmir, Turkey, Spring 2008); developing tourist destinations (Aalborg, Denmark, Autumn 2008); business and cultural tourism in metropolitan areas […]

Start 2012 - Expires 2014

Regional economic development is facing a range of challenges around Europe due to budget restrictions and austerity measures. The current economic crisis and the lack of investment in regional infrastructure appear to reinvigorate the North-South divide instead of promoting convergence. However, this environment presents opportunities for new initiatives and regional planning and policy. Although austerity […]

Start 2013 - Expires 2015

EU cohesion policy remains one of the most prominent and hotly debated of EU policies, while being a test bed for a range of new policy approaches and ideas. This innovative policy provides assistance to disadvantaged regions and localities through a unique multi-level, rationalised and partnership-based approach and the use of a constantly evolving set […]

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