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News Categories: Announcement

Student and Early Career Awards 2020

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We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2020 RSA Student and Early Career Awards. The Regional Studies Association have determined that all the winners have made an original and outstanding contribution to the field of regional studies. In 2020, the Awards Ceremony has take place virtually: Nathaniel Lichfield Award: Elena Catharina Lutz, London […]

Routledge Best Book Award 2020

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We are happy to announce the Routledge Best Book Award 2020: The Rural and Peripheral in Regional Development An Alternative Perspective By Peter de Souza In 2020, this Award has been given virtually:   The countryside has often been marginalised in discussions of economic and societal development, in favour of the urban. This book aims to […]

New RSA President

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This year we saw a change of President to the Association and after five years Professor Ron Martin, University of Cambridge steps down as our President. Ron has worked with Sally Hardy (CEO) for all of the thirty-four years that she has worked for the Association. He has served on the Board in several capacities […]

New RSA Chair appointed

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We have seen a change of Chair this year as Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones, University College London stepped down to be replaced by Professor Jessie Poon, University of Buffalo, USA. Jessie has been an RSA Board member for many years with responsibility for our Territorial Networks. As a former Vice-Chair she is well acquainted with what […]

Opportunity: Editors and Policy Debates Editor for REGIONAL STUDIES

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The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint Editors in two different categories for the international journal Regional Studies (RS) published by Routledge: Editors (three positions available) The Editors support the Editor-in-Chief, David Bailey (University of Birmingham, UK), in managing the peer review of submissions in their area of expertise, enhancing the journal’s reputation as […]

Opportunity: Regional Studies Association Student Representative Board Member

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Regional Studies Association Student Representative Board Member position available from 1st January 2021. One exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic PhD Student to join the Board of the Regional Studies Association. The RSA is an established global Association and a place on the Board will enable successful candidates to engage with colleagues from students and early […]

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 […]

Around the world in 2 weeks with RSA Global

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November saw the RSA’s first globetrotting event series called RSA Global. The programme brought together the regional studies and science communities from around the world for three hour programmes organised by and for the RSA’s global networks. The online format allowed us to meet and discuss latest research and policy developments in times when we […]

Event Recap: NOIR Water Infrastructure & Regional Governance Workshop

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On September 29- October 2, 2020, NOIR hosted a series of virtual workshops on Water Infrastructure and Regional Governance. The workshop series, attended by participants from around the world, was designed to foster a global interdisciplinary conversation examining: (1) how water infrastructure shapes formal and informal regional spaces, communities, and governance dynamics; and (2) how […]

Simona Iammarino joins the RSA Board as Chair of Publications Committee

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The RSA is pleased to announce the new Chair of the Publications Committee on the RSA Board is Simona Iammarino. Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). She was Head of Department (01/01/2014 – 31/08/2017), and academic member […]

New Diversity and Inclusion Chair on the RSA Board

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The RSA is pleased to announce the new Diversity and Inclusion Chair on the RSA Board is Rachel Franklin. Rachel Franklin is Professor of Geographical Analysis in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. I am also one of four chairs appointed […]

New Conference and Events Coordinator on the RSA Board

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The RSA is pleased to announce the new Conference and Events Coordinator on the RSA Board is John Harrison. John Harrison works at Loughborough University in the UK. He is a regional geographer interested in the planning and governance of cities and regions. John has been an Editor of Regional Studies since 2013, first as […]

Chair of the RSA Latin America Division

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The RSA is pleased to announce the new Chair of the RSA Latin America Division is Alejandra Trejo Nieto. Alejandra Trejo is currently a professor in the Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA) at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. She was the academic coordinator of the master program in Urban Studies […]

The 2020 RSA journals Best Papers

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We are happy to announce the winners for the Best Paper from each of our journals for issues published in 2019. These awards were selected by the editors of each journal. We would like to congratulate to all our winners and look forward to celebrating their awards at our Virtual Awards Ceremony. We would also […]

The 2020 RSA journals Best Referees

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We are delighted to be able to announce this year’s RSA journals Best Referee awards for journal issues published in 2019. Our awards acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the research and editorial fields of regional studies, crossing thematic and disciplinary fields. Scientific journals publishing peer-reviewed articles depend heavily on the scientific referees. In addition to […]

Our November Member of the Month

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Ashima Sood is Associate Professor at Anant National University, where she teaches urban policy, research methods and academic writing. She is International Corresponding Editor at Urban Studies and has been associated as editor and editorial advisory group member with the Economic and Political Weekly’s Review of Urban Affairs since its founding. She coordinated the Urban […]

The RSA Europe at the 2020 #EURegionsWeek

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As in previous years, the RSA’s European Foundation (RSA Europe) was a key partner during the #EURegionsWeek, a major annual events programme dedicated to regional policy during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, to implement European Union cohesion policy and to present case studies of local and regional governance. In […]

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. During these troubling times, we remain committed to supporting our members and the wider regional research community through knowledge exchange, webinars, publications and […]

Our October Member of the Month

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Andrew Beer is currently the Executive Dean, UniSA Business, a business school that holds full, five-year accreditation EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.  Andrew completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 1989 and then worked for four years in the Australian Public Service. In 1993 he accepted a lectureship at Flinders University in Adelaide, where […]

New Professional Development Webinars added for September to December

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Following on from its great success and continuing popularity, the RSA Professional Development Webinar Series resumes on 2nd September, after a short summer break in August. We are again offering (almost) weekly webinars on timely topics for researchers at different career stages. All webinars are free and open to attend for all. A recording of […]

Successful partnership with the OECD’s Trento Centre for Local Development

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This webinar, held on the 3 September 2020, was organised in collaboration between the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab at the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development (an integral part of Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities) and the Regional Studies Association. The webinar was the 9th Meeting of the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and part of […]

Our September Member of the Month

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Sylvia Ying He is an associate professor at the Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She is Associate Editor of Travel Behaviour and Society (Elsevier), Associate Editor of Asian Transport Studies (Elsevier), and Guest Editor of Town Planning Review (Liverpool University Press). She is a Board Member and […]

Regional Studies Association Submission to ESRC Review of the PhD in the Social Sciences Open Consultation

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Drafted by John Harrison with input from Phil Tomlinson Chris Dymos Mia Gray Neil Lee Michael Taster   1. How well do UK social science doctoral programmes equip students with the skills needed for their future careers? How competitive are they internationally? A UK PhD is generally well respected, however, the mandatory training provided as […]

New Regions Cities Industry Webinars

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Following on from a successful first series and with continuing popularity, the RSA Regions Cities Industry Webinar Series resumes on 30th September, after a short summer break. We are again offering monthly webinars on timely topics for researchers and policymakers alike. All webinars are free and open for all to attend. You can find more […]

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