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Networks Categories: Research Network

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 2007 - Expires 2009

This Research Network aims to investigate and explain regional differentials in unemployment and migration flows between European states.

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 aims to develop a better understanding of how regional development is interlinked; how regions can develop based on inter-regional or sub-national collaboration and the impact of the national regulations on collaborative networks.

Start 2008 - Expires 2010

This Research Network considers the theoretical underpinnings of topical concepts in regional studies, particularly those that have emerged under the label of ‘New Regionalism’.

Start 2008 - Expires 2010

This Research Network explores similarities in experiences of industrial restructuring in western and central Europe, focusing on how ‘industrial knowledge’ has become a factor driving stability, regeneration and growth in these areas.

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 2009 - Expires 2011

The proposal has three central aims: To conceptualise the varieties of neoliberal adjustment that have impacted on regional and urban restructuring and performance over the last 30 years. To consider the implications of the current crisis on these neoliberal adjustment processes and what it means for the future of regional and urban economic and social […]

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 […]

Start 2013 - Expires 2015

The aim of this Research Network is to compare and contrast the development of the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) sector in three regions in which the participating partner institutions are located – Piedmont, Italy, Upper Silesia & Małopolska, Poland and the West Midlands, UK. By examining a range of key factors impacting on the sector […]

Start 2013 - Expires 2015

The question of how to shape regional policies to incubate, support, and sustain emerging manufacturing technologies and spur job creation has become the subject of extensive debate in the wake of the global recession. This research network proposal, Rethinking Regional Manufacturing Policy, engages scholars studying recent developments in manufacturing policies in advanced industrialized countries including […]

Start 2014 - Expires 2016

Recognising that definitions of the illicit vary over time, space and cultures, there has long been strong evidence that a range of illicit actors, including, but not restricted to, those engaged in organised criminal activity, have been involved in the processes and institutions of regional governance and development across a diverse, international terrain. This has […]

Start 2015 - Expires 2018

The final report of the Cohesion Policy Research network is available here. Report on the RSA Workshop on EU Cohesion Policy in Eastern and Southern Europe: Taking Stock and Drawing Lessons for the Future is available here: https://regions.regionalstudies.org/ezine/article/report-on-the-rsa-workshop-on-eu-cohesion-policy-in-eastern-and-southern-europe-taking-stock-and-drawing-lessons-for-the-future/ EU cohesion policy remains one of the most prominent and hotly debated of EU policies, while being a […]

Start 2019 - Expires 2022

The EU Cohesion Policy (CP) is one of the most prominent and hotly debated of EU policies since decades, while being a fundamental reference for urban and regional policy even beyond the EU. This policy aims to support all the European regions and cities through a unique multi-level governance system and the use of a […]

Start 2019 - Expires 2022

The RSA Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR) engages research at the intersection of infrastructure and regional studies. By placing the region at the center of the ‘infrastructural turn’, the Network reflects both the increased conceptual, geographic, and political importance of infrastructure and the endemic crises of access (social space), expertise (technology), and resources (governance) […]

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