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News Categories: Announcement

FeRSA Winners 2019: Elvira Uyarra and Helen Lawton Smith

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We are pleased to announce the winners of our Fellowship Research Grant Scheme (FeRSA) and we are looking forward to working with them. Please read more about their projects below. Elvira Uyarra, University of Manchester, UK Constructing markets for new path development. The role of the state.  The aim of this project is to understand the role […]

RSA journals Coronavirus statement

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The coronavirus crisis presents significant challenges, of which the most pressing is health and wellbeing. During the period of the crisis it is likely that people who contribute to the workings of the RSA journals will need to adjust their daily lives in order to care for children, family members or to help others out. […]

CALL for ACTION: Pandemics, Cities, Regions and Industry Group

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The RSA is committed to supporting the global community in researching and disseminating evidence about how regions, cities and industry are dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus. We are launching a multi-disciplinary resource collating evidence for the current crisis and its impact on regions, cities and industry. The RSA Board is making funding available […]

2020 RSA Annual Conference Refund Page

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On 13th March 2020, in a virtual meeting, the Board of the Regional Studies Association took the difficult decision that the Annual Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia cannot go ahead as planned in June. This decision was taken in the light of the evolving situation relating to coronavirus and in close consultation with the local organising team. […]

International and Internal Migration: Challenges and Opportunities in Europe

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16TH – 17TH JANUARY – 2020, GRAN SASSO SCIENCE INSTITUTE, ITALY Proceedings The proceedings are based on the presentations, discussions and keynote speakers’ lectures that took place in the workshop on International and Internal Migration: Challenges and Opportunities in Europe that was organized by Gran Sasso Science Institute, (GSSI) in Italy and was funded by […]

CALL FOR ARTICLES! “Urban & Regional responses to Climate Emergency”

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Regions examines the prime issues affecting our cities and urban regions.  CALL FOR ARTICLES!  “Urban & Regional responses to Climate Emergency Cities and urban regions are major contributors to climate change, but they can also offer a part of the solution. Landscape conservation strategies, green-infrastructure management and restoration of urban forest etc., may mitigate the effects of […]

Sir Peter Hall Award goes to Professor Meric Gertler

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We are honoured to announce that the Sir Peter Hall Award for Contribution to the Field goes to Professor Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto, Canada. The Sir Peter Hall Award is not only given to recognise the intellectual contribution of Professor Gertler in terms of his leading ideas, but also for his […]

RSA Update - Sustainability

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Welcome to our first RSA Update. These announcements are aimed at sharing some of the behind-the-scenes work that we are working on. In this first edition, we are focusing on our commitment to improving our sustainability performance and decreasing our environmental impact. We are delighted to be able to share with you some of the […]

Our February Member of the Month

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Laura Polverari is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Padua, where she teaches EU policies and policymaking, multi-level governance, lobbying in the EU, and public administration/public policy. At the University of Padua she also co-directs, with Paolo Graziano, the ‘Institutional and Administrative Capacities Observatory’ (http://www.centrostudiregionali.unipd.it/?page_id=1147) . Until October 2019, Laura was Senior Research Fellow at the […]

Welcome to our new Board member - Phil Tomlinson

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We are delighted to introduce our new member of the Board, Phil Tomlinson, who is the new Editor of the RSA Policy Impact books. Phil Tomlinson is a Professor of Industrial Strategy in the School of Management, at the University of Bath. He has published over 60 articles in leading academic journals, books and book […]

Congratulations to our new Fellows of the RSA

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We have several new Fellows of the RSA, awarded for being continuous members for a minimum of 5 years and who have been considered to be active members of the Association. Thank you to all our new FeRSAs for contributing to the life of the Association, through serving on the Board or committees, speaking at conferences, […]

Welcome to our new Student and Early Career Board members

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We are delighted to introduce our two new Board members, Frances and Vanessa. Frances Brill is our new Early Career Board representative.  She is a post-doc researcher on the ‘What is Governed in Cities’ project, based at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. Her current research focuses on the governance of residential real estate investment […]

Early Career Grant Winners 2019: Davide Luca, Maria Tsouri and Jacopo Canello

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We are pleased to announce the winners of our Early Career Grant Scheme 2019 and we are looking forward to working with them. Please read more about their projects below. Davide Luca, University of Cambridge, UK Does organised crime distort the market for low-carbon energy production? Geographical evidence from Italy. The transition to low-carbon energy sources is […]

Editorial Team of the Book Series Regions and Cities

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We are happy to announce the new editorial team for our book series Regions and Cities: Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Rob Kitchin, Maynooth University, Ireland Jörg Knieling, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany Nichola Lowe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA They will be working alongside the Series Editor-in-Chief Joan Fitzgerald from the […]

MeRSA Winners 2019: Carolina Castaldi, Vassilis Tselios and Adriana Mihaela Soaita

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We are pleased to announce the winners of our Membership Research Grant Scheme (MeRSA) 2019 and we are looking forward to working with them. Please read more about their projects below. Carolina Castaldi, Utrecht University, Netherlands Soft innovation? Towards new narratives on regional capabilities and policies The overall aim of the project is to investigate how […]

Our January Member of the Month

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Jacopo Canello is an assistant professor in the Department of Global Economics and Management of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. For several years, he has worked as Research Economist for an advisory agency of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance in Rome. In 2016, he moved to the US to work as assistant […]

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Welcome to our new Board members

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The RSA is very pleased to introduce you to our newest Board members elected at the recent RSA AGM. Olga Mrinska takes up the role of Treasurer of the RSA Board. Olga is an Associate Director and Senior Evaluation Manager a the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. She is also a long-time member of […]

Seasons Greetings from the RSA

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We wish all our members and the wider regional studies community a very happy festive season and peaceful start to 2020. Please note the RSA office will be closed from the 25th December 2019 until the 1st January 2020 inclusive. We will open again on 2 January 2020. During this time please do use our […]

RSA 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. 2020 RSA Annual Conference; Transformations: Relational Spaces, beyond Urban and Rural; Ljubljana, Slovenia; 17 – 20 June 2020. This four-day conference brings together academics […]

Seasons Greetings from the RSA Chair

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As we approach the festive period, I’ve been reflecting on what to include in my annual message to our membership community. Two years into being the RSA Chair, some of the things that are close to my heart are beginning to come to fruition – we have done much in the area of diversity and […]

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 […]

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