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Our December Member of the Month

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Irina Rakhmeeva is a postdoctoral researcher and associated professor in the Department of regional and municipal economy and management of Ural State University of Economics. She combines this work with civil service. Irina worked in the Ministry of industry and the Ministry of economy of the Sverdlovsk region for 10 years. Irina has got a […]

2020 RSA Awards Nominations - Call Now Open

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Nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) of current members are being sought for the following awards in regional studies and related fields: Nathaniel Lichfield Award – this award is for recent Masters graduate who has graduated within the previous year; RSA PhD Student Award – this award is for registered PhD students who have not yet received […]

RSA 2019 Student and Early Career Conference Report

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The RSA 2019 student and early career conference was held in the University of Lincoln, where we were welcomed by Dr Gary Bosworth and his colleagues from the School of Geography and the Lincoln International Business School. They shared some of their work, with a focus on designing and carrying out research for policy impact. […]

Our November Member(s) of the Month

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We are thrilled to have not one, but two members of the Month for November. Donna Carmichael and Camilla Chlebna have been our Student and Early Career representatives on the RSA Board since 2017 and as their terms come to an end we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate them and share their […]

RSA China Division and accessing WeChat

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Our China Division is based at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and has it’s own web page which you can find at The China Division also has an official WeChat account, CHandADP. To link up with this account, you will first need to download the WeChat app to your mobile device and scan the […]

Student and Early Career Representative Board Member positions available January 2020

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Two exciting opportunities have arisen for an enthusiastic PhD Student and an Early Career Researcher 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 career researchers through to high profile […]

Ajith Kaliyath, RSA Member of the Month, October 2019

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  Dr. Ajith Kaliyath is a Human Geographer and Urban and Regional Planner. Dr. Kaliyath holds a PhD in Land as a Critical Ecological Resource for Sustainable Cities from Queen’s University Belfast, UK. Considering the transferable skills acquired by him during his PhD, Dr. Kaliyath had been awarded ‘Researcher Plus’ award by Queen’s University Belfast. […]

Smart specialisation, the mainstay of the EU innovation policy for the past decade, comes under sharp scrutiny in a new book.

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Smart specialisation, the mainstay of the EU innovation policy for the past decade, comes under sharp scrutiny in a new book launched today, 26 September, at the EU Joint Research Centre, in Seville. Based on the idea that the state supports developing technologies and innovation by nurturing the capabilities and specialisms within regions, smart specialisation […]

The 2019 RSA journals Best Papers and Best Referees

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We are delighted to be able to announce this year’s RSA journals Best Paper and Best Referee awards for journal issues published in 2018. Our awards acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the research and editorial fields of regional studies, crossing thematic and disciplinary fields. We would like to congratulate to all our winners and look […]

Routledge Best Book Award 2019

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We are proud to announce the Routledge Best Book Award 2019: Geopolitics of the Knowledge-Based Economy by Sami Moisio The Awards ceremony will take place at the President’s Event on 14th November 2019 in London, UK. We live in the era of the knowledge-based economy, and this has major implications for the ways in which states, cities and […]

Student and Early Career Awards 2019

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We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2019 RSA Student and Early Career Awards. The Regional Studies Association Awards Committee have determined that all the winners have made an original and outstanding contribution to the field of regional studies. The Awards Ceremony will take place at the President’s Event to be held din London on 14th November […]

ERC Starting Grant “DESPO-Deindustrializing Societies and the Political Consequences“ awarded to RSA member Dr. Anne-Marie T. Jeannet

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We are happy to share some exciting news with the RSA community. Dr. Anne-Marie T. Jeannet – RSA member and Research Fellow at the Dondena Center for Social Dynamics and Public Policy, Bocconi University, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. We are very proud to say that Anne-Marie used her RSA Early Career grant […]

Folasade Odekunle, Member of the Month, September 2019

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Folasade Odekunle is a doctoral student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is also a Lecturer  in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) at Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria  where she  served as  Pioneer coordinator  of the URP programme  for  3 years. She […]

RSA 2019 Best Book Award – Voting Open

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As happens every year, we ask our members to vote for the Best Book Award. Eligible books from two categories are shortlisted by the series editors: the categories are those books that have been published in the Regions and Cities Book Series; and the books reviewed in Regional Studies. For the 2019 Best Book Award, the editors have […]

Final Report: RSA Research Network on Sustainability Transitions in the Coastal Zone

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Organisers: Prof. C.  Patrick Heidkamp, Southern Connecticut State University Dr. John Morrissey, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick Dr. Catherine Chambers, University Centre of the Westfjords Coastal areas, despite only occupying a relatively small percentage of the Earth’s land-surface, provide more than one third of the globe’s value of ecosystem services. Coastal areas are also […]

Final Report RSA Research Network Regional Economic and Policy History (ReHi)

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Organisers Marijn Molema, Fryske Akademy, Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, the Netherlands Arno van der Zwet, University of the West of Scotland, UK Martin Åberg, Centre for Regional Studies, University of Karlstad Sara Svensson, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University The past plays a crucial role in understanding, developing and implementing regional economic development […]

Regional Studies paper wins ACSP–Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 2019 Best Paper Award

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Regional Studies paper – Industrial Inheritances: Makers, Relatedness and Materiality in New York and Chicago – wins The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)–Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 2019 Best Paper Award The Editorial Board of Regional Studies are delighted to acknowledge the achievements of Max Eisenburger, Marc Doussard, Laura Wolf-Powers, Greg Schrock & Stephen Marotta in being awarded the […]

RSA Team shortlisted as Best Association Team finalist in Association Excellence Awards 2019

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We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Association Excellence Awards 2019 in Best Association Team category.  We will look forward to attending the finals in October, where fingers crossed, we might win! Details of all the finalists can be found on the Association Excellence Awards web page

RSA Policy at the UK Evidence Week 2019

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On 25th June we, along with Lisa de Propris (University of Birmingham) and representatives from Taylor and Francis, presented an ‘Evidence Pod’ at Westminster, as part of the Evidence Week organised by Sense about Science. The aim of the event was to brief members of Parliament and the House of Lords about important policy issues. […]

Final Report: RSA Research Network on Financial Geographies (FinGeo)

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Organisers: Martin Sokol, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Zoltán Gál, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary Dariusz Wójcik, University of Oxford, UK David Bassens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium The RSA Research Network on Financial Geographies has operated with RSA support under the auspices of the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo), launched in Oxford in 2015 (building on a […]

#EURegionsWeek 2019: Registration is now open

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Registration Deadline: Friday 27 September The European Week of Regions and Cities #EURegionsWeek is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union Cohesion Policy, and demonstrate the importance of the local and regional levels for good European governance. From 7 to 10 October 2019, […]

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Apply now : Early Career Grant Scheme

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RSA Early Career Grant Scheme This award is open to individual applicants in their early career (five years maximum between the date showing on the certificate and the application deadline). Applicants must be based within an eligible higher education institution and must be a current, early career member of the RSA. This grant aims to […]

Launch of the RSA Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR)

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Organisers Dr. Jean-Paul Addie, Urban Studies Institute, Georgia State University (USA) Dr. Michael Glass, Urban Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh (USA) Dr. Jen Nelles, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Hunter College, City University of New York (USA) Details The RSA Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR) engages research at the intersection of infrastructure and regional studies. By […]

2019 Presidents Event

2019 President’s Event: Registration is now open

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We invite you to join us for dinner and our Annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate contributions to the field, both at personal and institutional levels. The President’s Event will be held on the evening of  14th November from 19.30pm at the Booker Suite in the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury.  The evening will begin with welcome drinks followed […]

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