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News Categories: Announcement

Putting Universities in their Place: An evidence based approach to understanding the contribution of higher education to local and regional development

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We are happy to present our fifth publication in the Regional Studies Policy Impact Books Series – Putting Universities in their Place: An evidence based approach to understanding the contribution of higher education to local and regional development. Authors:  Louise Kempton is Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), […]

Final Summary of the RSA Research Network on the Academic-Practitioner Collaboration for Urban Settlements, South Pacific (APCUS-SP)

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Summary by Jennifer Day, The University of Melbourne (and co-organisers) Network Aims:  APCUS-SP aims to generate collaboration between academics and practitioners during the acute phases of humanitarian response fore cities in the South Pacific, and also in the less-acute planning Lifespan: APCUS-SP started in May 2018, and though we are wrapping up funded activities, but […]

Welcome to our new Regional Studies, Regional Science Social Media Editor

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We would like to welcome Jason Deegan, our new social media editor for our open access journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science Jason Deegan is a PhD candidate and Research Fellow at the University of Stavanger, where his research focus on Regional Innovation Policy is applied to the area of Smart Specialisation. Jason received his Master […]

Welcome to our new Spatial Economics Analysis Social Media Editor

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We would like to welcome our new social media editor for Spatial Economic Analysis, Jan Ditzen. Jan is originally from Germany, but spent most of his professional life outside of Germany in areas with a strong regional emphasis, namely Scotland and South Tyrol. Since summer 2020, he has been a Forschungsassistent (Postdoc) at the Free […]

The RSA participates in the AcSS response to UKRI announcement on funding research

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Thirty learned societies, including the RSA, have recently signed a response (coordinated by the Academy of Social Sciences) to the UKRI announcement on funding research supported by Official Development Assistance. Find out more details and the full statement here https://www.acss.org.uk/news/academy-responds-to-ukri-announcements-on-funding-cuts/

Final Summary of the RSA Research Network on Politics of Displacement, Identity and Urban Citizenship in Migratory Contexts

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Organisers:  Hulya Arik – University of Toronto, Scarborough Secil Dagtas – University of Waterloo Johanna Reynolds – York University The Regional Studies Research Network, Politics of Displacement, Identity and Urban Citizenship in Migratory Contexts, organized a workshop in Lyon, France, June 26-27, 2018, titled Displacement, Transnational Mobility, and Religious Realities. It focused largely on religion […]

Welcome to our new Blog Editor

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We would like to welcome our new Blog Editor, Brady Reid. Born and raised and currently living on the west coast of Newfoundland in eastern Canada, Brady maintains a strong commitment to his hometown and the surrounding rural region. This connection to his community permeates his work as an emerging rural scholar to ensure that […]

RSA & RSA Europe Opportunities and Support for Students and Early Career Researchers

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We are committed to supporting students and early career researchers and below are some of the many initiatives that we offer to develop students and early career researchers’ careers, influence and research. We remain committed to supporting our members and the wider regional research community through knowledge exchange, webinars, publications and micro grant funding. To […]

Development and Application of the Pandemic Risk and Recovery Economic Tool (PRRET) - a risk/recovery regional index

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The Regional Studies Association commissioned a grant to develop a risk/recovery regional index. The research is led by: Prof. Terry Clower, Director, Center for Regional Analysis, Northern Virginia Chair and Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University, USA Prof. Emeritus Will Rifkin, University of Newcastle, Australia Mr Jacob Irving, University of South Australia, Australia Dr […]

Congratulations to our RSA Ambassador to India

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The Regional Studies Association would like to congratulate the RSA Ambassador to India, Ajith Kaliyath on his appointment as Urban Chair Professor at Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA). Dr. Kaliyath is a Human Geographer and Urban and Regional Planner who led the process of launching the RSA India Division in April 2017.

Most read RSA journal articles of 2020

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Read our journals with an RSA membership RSA member benefits include access to our five journals. Below is a taster of content from each journal – the most read articles of 2020.  RSA members can access these articles through the RSA Lounge. Not yet a member? Join today. Most read articles of 2020 Regional Studies […]

Accommodating Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – Call for Evidence

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We are pleased to launch our global Call for Evidence (CfE) as part of our Regional Studies Association Policy Expo. About this ‘Policy Expo’ Throughout the world, technological advances and regulatory changes enabling the development of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C/AVs) are presenting new challenges and opportunities for national, regional and local policy makers seeking […]

Reaching wider audiences with your research

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In a recent RSA Professional Development Webinar the eZine Regions Editor Eduardo Oliveira (Department of Geography, University of Kiel, Germany) and the out-going editor of the RSA Blog Joshua Barrett (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and University of Guelph, Canada) highlighted benefits and top tips when using non-standard academic platforms to reach wider audiences. View the webinar […]

Five good reasons to join the Regional Studies Association

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The Regional Studies Association (RSA) offers a variety of benefits to its members, ranging from access to latest research and publications, funding schemes, networking and publishing opportunities, discounts on publications to capacity building and career development opportunities. Joining the RSA also supports the work of the Association and allows us to support researchers the world […]

RSA Hub Prize Draw 1st Winner

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Congratulations to Laura James, Aalborg University, Denmark our first winner of an e-reader in our RSA Hub app prize draw.  Laura was chosen at random from the first 100 downloads of RSA Hub. There are still two chances to win an e-reader, so why not download RSA Hub from your app store, not only can […]

Join the RSA Today and receive a free book with your membership!

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Sign up for an RSA membership before midnight on the 12th February 2021 and you can participate in our Free Book Offer, where you can get a free book worth up to £90.  See below for a full list of the books available. Please be aware that there are a limited number of free books […]

Opportunity: Call for RSA Blog Editor

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The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint an Editor for its popular Blog which has been running since 2010. The Blog provides a platform for the RSA and its community to share short, engaging articles on research and the latest developments in the field. The key responsibilities of the Blog Editor are: To manage […]

Welcome to our new RSA Student Representative Board Member

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We would like to welcome Tanya Chandra as our new RSA Student Representative Board Member. Tanya is a PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich. She is part of the Urban-Rural Systems team at Future Cities Laboratory, focused on capturing the different territorial transformation taking place across Monsoon Asia. Her doctoral work focuses […]

New Fellows of the Regional Studies Association (FeRSA)

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The Regional Studies Association are delighted to announce the appointment of the new RSA Fellows (FeRSA) for 2021. RSA Fellows are individual members who have been continuous members for a minimum of 5 years and who have also been defined as “active members”. This means that they have contributed to the life of the Association […]

Policy Expo: Accommodating Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

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Policy Expo: Accommodating Connected and Autonomous Vehicles The Regional Studies Association has commissioned a Policy Expo to examine local and regional responses to connected and autonomous vehicles. The research will be led by: Ed Ferrari, Sheffield Hallam University (UK) Stephen Parkes, Sheffield Hallam University (UK) Rebecca Powell, Arup (UK) Marc Schlossberg, University of Oregon (US) […]

Our January Member of the Month

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Eduardo Oliveira is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (with the aim of Habilitation) at the Economic Geography Working Group of the Department of Geography at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany. He teaches evolutionary economic geography and the interlinkage between sustainability principles and economic geography paradigms. His prime scientific interests are within the fields of spatial planning instruments […]

RSA Policy Expo Grant Scheme - Call for Applications

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The Association seeks a leading and impactful role for its community, to inform and influence policy and practice in creative and ambitious ways. The aim is to support Expos addressing issues that are important, current and having an impact on society. These Expos will investigate how the communities of regional studies, regional science, urban studies […]

Regional Studies - Best Paper & Best Referee Virtual Ceremony

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Regional Studies is a leading international journal covering the development of theories and concepts, empirical analysis and policy debate in the field of regional studies. The journal publishes original research spanning the economic, social, political and environmental dimensions of urban and regional (subnational) change. The distinctive purpose of Regional Studies is to connect insights across intellectual disciplines in […]

Season's greetings from the new RSA Chair

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As many parts of the world ready themselves for a rather different set of Christmas and New Year celebrations this year, I am taking the opportunity to introduce myself and to wish you the season’s greetings. I was honoured to be elected as the 19th elected Chair of the Regional Studies Association at the AGM […]

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