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We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2022 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. Mia Gray, University of Cambridge, UK and the Secretary of the RSA and the Chair of […]

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We are delighted to share news about our sister organisation, the RSA’s European Foundation delivering the first Commissioner Seminar on Cohesion Policy in Brussels this month. This seminar series is an initiative by Dr Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms and a collaborative venture organised between Commissioner Ferreira and her Cabinet; the European Commission’s […]

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September saw the final events of the 2022 CEE Programme on Bridging Old and New Divides: Global Dynamics & Regional Transformations, including the 2022 CEE Conference held in Leipzig, Germany. The programme, originally planned for 2021, had been delayed due to the pandemic and we were pleased to finally being able to work with our partners […]

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We join the UK and international community in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a mark of respect, on Monday 19th September 2022, the Regional Studies Association office will be closed for the State Funeral. We will reopen on Tuesday 20th September.

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We welcome Simon Clarke MP to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities and we offer any help to him as he begins to understand the depth and breadth of his portfolio. Our Policy Impact book Levelling Up Left Behind Places: The Scale and Nature of the Economic and Policy Challenge, co-authored by Professor […]

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We were very much saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and we are thinking of the Royal Family at this very difficult time.

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The Regional Studies Association is delighted to announce the latest book in the Regional Studies Policy Impact Books Series. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: the Challenges Facing Cities and Regions   Authors: Stephen Parkes and Ed Ferrari Over the last decade there has been substantial progress towards the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). As the […]

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This edited volume presents a compendium of emerging and innovative studies on the proliferation of new working spaces (NeWSps), both formal and informal (such as coworking spaces, maker spaces, fab labs, public libraries, and coffee shops), and their role during and following the COVID-19 pandemic in urban and regional development and planning. This book has […]

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The Regional Studies Association (RSA) provides a range of research funding opportunities to suit different career stages and we are pleased to share with you details on forthcoming application deadlines. We encourage non-members to apply for a grant and join the RSA at the same time. Forthcoming grant and awards are as follows:   2022 […]

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The RSA is pleased to announce that its Research Network Grant Scheme is open once more. The scheme was placed on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic and has now been reinstated with a deadline of 29 November 2022. The maximum funding for a Research Network is: £10,000 (c. $13,300; c. €11,800) for newly established networks; £7,500 (c. $10,000; […]

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Regional Studies, the original journal of the Association has an impact factor which rose to 4.595 in 2021. Journal Metrics – Regional Studies Indexed in Clarivate Analytics’ Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) Indexed by Scopus More info at the T&F Regional Studies metrics page   Journal Metrics – Territory Politics Governance Indexed in Clarivate Analytics’ Social […]

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Sign up for an RSA membership* before midnight on the 21st August 2022 and you can participate in our Free Book Offer, where you can get a free book from our Regions and Cities Series.  See below for a full list of the books available. Please be aware that there are a limited number of […]

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REGIONAL STUDIES Call for Expression of Interest: Regular Editor (two positions available) June 2022 The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint two Editors for the international journal Regional Studies (RS) published by Routledge.  Regional Studies is a leading international journal covering the development of theories and concepts, empirical analysis and policy debate in the field […]

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Call for an Editor for TERRITORY, POLITICS, GOVERNANCE The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint an Editor to the journal, Territory, Politics, Governance. The successful candidate will join the existing team of Co-Editors in managing the peer review of general submissions in their area of expertise, enhancing the journal’s reputation as a world-leading publication in […]

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Sadly in August, we say goodbye to Katharina Bürger, our Conference and Project Manager. Katharina has been with us since 2018 and is a well-known face at our conference, and behind the scenes at our Professional Development webinars. As one of our most organised people in the staff team, she will be sorely missed by all of […]

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Regional Studies Association (RSA) and the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) are pleased to announce a new journal — Finance and Space. The journal would be online only, with articles published as soon as they emerge from the review and production process. Finance and Space aims to publish and promote state-of-the-art research on diverse aspects of the spatial production of finance and […]

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Convocatoria recepción de artículos: Perspectivas latinoamericanas en los estudios regionales Plazo: 15 de septiembre 2022 Escriba sobre su investigación en curso o recientemente completadas en estudios regionales sobre América Latina Escriba y publique la versión del blog en español y la compartiremos junto con una versión traducida en inglés. Más información y enviar el blog a: rsablog@regionalstudies.org / @rsa_blog Requisitos del blog […]

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The RSA and its European Foundation RSA Europe are committed to supporting students and early career researchers via career development training and opportunities, knowledge exchange, webinars, publications, achievement awards and micro grant funding. Below are some of the many initiatives that we offer. RSA News and Activities To  stay up to date with RSA and […]

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We are pleased to welcome Dr Mohammed Firoz of the Department of Architecture and Planning, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut as the new Digital Editor of our journal Area Development and Policy. Dr Firoz currently serves as a visiting faculty member at the Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok, Thailand. His research revolves around the […]

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Policy Expo: Brexit and Beyond: Manufacturing and the Challenge of Net Zero, Levelling up and Industry 4.0 The Regional Studies Association has awarded a Policy Expo to examine Brexit and Beyond: Manufacturing and the Challenge of Net Zero, Levelling up and Industry. The research will be led by: David Bailey, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, […]

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Policy Expo: Going Circular: Unlocking the Potential of Regions and Cities to Drive the Circular Economy Transition The Regional Studies Association has awarded a Policy Expo to do research into how to go circular and unlocking the potential of Regions and Cities to drive the Circular Economy Transition. The research will be led by: Marcin […]

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Policy Expo: Social Infrastructure and Local Development The Regional Studies Association has awarded a Policy Expo to examine Social Infrastructure and Local Development. The research will be led by: John Tomaney, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, UK Dimitrios Panayotopoulos-Tsiros, UCL Bartlett School of Planning, UK (Early Career Representative) Lucy Natarajan, UCL Bartlett School of […]

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Policy Expo: Global Value Chains and Regional Innovation The Regional Studies Association has awarded a Policy Expo to examine Global Value Chains and Regional Innovation. The research will be led by: Riccardo Crescenzi, Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics, UK The policy impact book’s chosen approach is three-fold. First, it critically reviews different […]

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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 2021.  RSA members can access these articles through the RSA Lounge. Not yet a member? Join today. Most read articles of 2021 Regional Studies […]

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