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News Categories: Announcement

Regions in Recovery – Opening Address by the RSA Chair

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We are delighted to be able to present the Opening Address by our Chair, Jessie Poon, heralding the start of the Regions in Recovery Global eFestival

Regions in Recovery – register now for free and join over 900 other delegates

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Regions in Recovery – register now for free and join over 900 other delegates I am writing to personally alert you to the Association’s forthcoming Regions in Recovery Global E-Festival. This starts next week and runs from 2nd to 18th June 2021. This special event is being run between 14 partner organisations and brings together […]

RinR21 Reporters

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RinR21 Reporters A very warm welcome to our #RinR21 reporters who will share their insights and experiences throughout #RinR21. Please feel free to link up to learn more about their work and the Festival. Ghinwa Moujaes is doing a PhD in Local Development and International Cooperation at INGENIO in Valencia, Spain. Lucas Arantes Garcia is […]

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FeRSA Winner 2020: Will Eadson

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Our 2020 Fellowship Research Grant (FeRSA) was awarded to Will Eadson, Sheffield Hallam University, UK for the following project: Older industrial towns at the frontier of new energy economies Transformation of energy systems in response to decarbonisation pressures is gathering pace. Moving from fossil-fuelled to renewable energy production involves shifts in energy production technologies, resource […]

Early Career Grant Winners 2020: Emma Colven, Moritz Breul and Ersilia Verlinghieri

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We are pleased to announce that the following members of the Regional Studies Association have been awarded an RSA Early Career Grant of £10,000: Emma Colven, University of Oklahoma, USA Speculating on Jakarta’s Future: Real Estate and Water Crisis in Jakarta The aim of this project is to understand the role of speculative urban development […]

MeRSA Winners 2020: Christophe Sohn, Maria Siranova and Simón Sánchez-Moral

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We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2020 Membership Research Grant Scheme (MeRSA) and we are looking forward to working with them. Please read more about their projects below. Christophe Sohn, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), Luxembourg Borders reloaded! The impact of rebordering dynamics on European cross-border regionalism The overall aim of […]

#RinR21 Photo Wall (with prizes)

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Where are you joining us from? #RinR21Photo Let us know where you are joining us from during #RinR21 by posting photo of your home town, city or region. Post your photos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn with the hashtag #RinR21Photo for the chance to win an RSA book and feature on our website. Post […]

Call for Book Review/Regular Editor and Early Career Editor for REGIONAL STUDIES

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The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint one combined Book Review/Regular Editor and one Early Career Editor to its flagship journal, Regional Studies. Book Review/Regular Editor (one position available) This is a combined role. As a Book Review Editor, the successful candidate will manage the commissioning, review and acceptance process for book reviews submitted to […]

Call for Early Career Editor for TERRITORY, POLITICS, GOVERNANCE

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The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint one Early Career Editor to the journal, Territory, Politics, Governance. Early Career Editor (one position available) The appointment of the Early Career Editor is open to candidates within five years of the date on their PhD certificate on 31st August 2021. The Early Career Editor will join the […]

Call for Early Career Editor for SPATIAL ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

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The Regional Studies Association and Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section seek to appoint an Early Career Editor to the journal, Spatial Economic Analysis. Early Career Editor (one position available) The appointment of the Early Career Editor is open to candidates within five years of the date on their PhD certificate on […]

Planning in a Pandemic

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Planning in a Pandemic In February 1994, as newly elected Chair of the RSA Board, Professor Mark Hart (Aston University) introduced the principle of development planning. Since then, the Association has had six Development Plans. These documents are important to us. They set the direction of travel for both the Board and importantly for the […]

Welcome to Paula Prenzel, the newest member of the RSA Research Committee

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Welcome to Paula Prenzel, the newest member of the RSA Research Committee   Paula Prenzel is Assistant Professor of Regional Development at the University of Greifswald, Germany and leads a junior research group on the role of population structure in local economic development. She is particularly interested in how changes in population size and composition […]

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. With technological advances and regulatory changes paving the way for the potential widespread introduction of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C/AVs) into the built environment, there are new challenges and opportunities being faced by national, regional […]

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 […]

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