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The European Association of Regional Development Agencies (EURADA) builds up a community through assembling a network of members from Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) across 23 different countries. The main focus of EURADA is centring on the continuous development and improvement of the economy of their regions. EURADA, being based in Brussels, has an important role […]

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We would like to welcome Chandrima Mukhopadhyay as our new Early Career Editor for Regional Studies, Regional Science. Chandrima is an Architect and Planner, with a PhD in Urban Planning from the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK. She is currently affiliated to the School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University, India. […]

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The Regional Studies Association (RSA) is a global learned society, membership organisation and network acting as a focal point for academics in the fields of geography, economics, political science and planning, and for policymakers and practitioners working in rural and urban research, development and policy. Our methods of working are via a large, well respected […]

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We invite graduate students from any discipline of regional studies to blog about their research for a global audience. 2022 RSA Blog Student Summer Series Key dates 15th May – submit blog abstract 20th May – notification of results June-August – blog published Winter 2022 – prizes awarded Click here for how to write a […]

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We are happy to announce the winners for the Best Paper from each of our journals for issues published in 2021. These awards were selected by the editors of each journal. We would like to congratulate all our winners and look forward to celebrating their awards at our Virtual Awards Ceremony. We would also like […]

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The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint a Digital Editor to its journal, Area Development and Policy. Digital Editor (one position available) This is a new role to develop the journal’s digital and social media presence. It is expected that the Digital Editor will manage the journal’s social media accounts and strategy to best disseminate […]

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Led by the University of Melbourne, the project team composed of a consortium of Southern researchers is launching a global Call for Evidence (CfE). This CfE will inform the Regional Studies Association Policy Expo titled “Tackling a global pandemic in Asian Megacities: Uneven vulnerabilities, State responses and grassroots practices.” Policy Expo Questions The project team […]

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Following discussion with the RSA Board please find below the most recent RSA response to the USS consultation. 2022 RSA Response to USS Consultation

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The Regional Studies Association condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the enormous suffering caused to the people of Ukraine. We call on governments across the world to support efforts to stop the violence, to protect civilians and help refugees. We stand firmly with all those who oppose the war. As a learned society, our […]

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The Regional Studies Association are delighted to announce the appointment of the new RSA Fellows (FeRSA) for 2022. RSA Fellows are individual members who have been continuous members for a minimum of 5 years and who have also been defined as “active members”. This means that they have contributed to the life of the Association […]

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Luisa Gagliardi is Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, Department of Management and Technology. Her research focuses on the role of human capital in shaping labor market, innovation and entrepreneurial outcomes. Among others, she studies how individual preferences and constraints relate to career progression Find out more about Luisa here.

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We are delighted to offer a free print copy of the most recent Policy Impact book ‘Levelling Up Left Behind Places: The Scale and Nature of the Economic and Policy Challenge’ co-authored by Professor Ron Martin, Dr Ben Gardiner, Professor Andy Pike, Professor Peter Sunley and Professor Peter Tyler, with any new or renewal of […]

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Andrea is Assistant Professor of Applied Economics at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) in L’Aquila, Italy. Andrea’s research interests lie at the intersection of applied microeconomics, economic geography and international business studies. Andrea has written several articles on multinational corporations focusing on their locational and organizational strategies, their impact on the innovativeness of local […]

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Our members, Alejandra Berenice Trejo Nieto, Benedict Arko and Sylvia He share their experiences being members of the Regional Studies community. For more information about our membership benefits for different career stages, please see our membership pages here.

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The recording of the Regions Cities Industry webinar ‘Levelling Up Left Behind Places: The Scale and Nature of the Economic and Policy Challenge’ is now available to watch.   The session presents research funded by the RSA’s Policy Expo Grant Scheme and published as part of the Policy Impact Book Series.  The Policy Impact book […]

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‘Polycentric urban regions’ (PURs) have become a key concept in regional studies, both as a frame for capturing empirical realities and as part of normative visions in development policies. In its most basic guise, the PUR notion applies to regions characterised by the presence of multiple, more-or-less proximate urban centres without pronounced hierarchical differentiation. Although […]

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The RSA is very pleased to announce the new International Editorial Advisory Board of its flagship journal Regional Studies. The advisory body for 2022 consists of the following subject-specialist experts. We thank them for their generosity in sharing their expertise and for their commitment to the Association. David B. Audretsch Joan Fitzgerald Helen Lawton Smith Gordon Clark Karen […]

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The RSA is committed to supporting students and early career researchers via career development training and opportunities, knowledge exchange, webinars, publications and micro grant funding. Below are some of the many initiatives that we offer to develop students and early career researchers’ careers, influence and research. To  stay up to date with RSA and RSA […]

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The RSA Board agreed that the Small Grant Scheme on Pandemics, Cities, Regions and Industry should remain in place and the Research Network Grant Scheme & Travel Grant should remain on hold as the pandemic has not appeared to have passed, particularly in large parts of the developing world. Therefore, the application deadline for the […]

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We would like to welcome our newly appointed editors who start in January 2022. Regional Studies Book Review Editor – Laura Polverari, University of Padua, Italy Early Career Editor – Deniz Sevinc, University of Birmingham, UK Spatial Economic Analysis Early Career Editor – Steven Bond-Smith, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA Territory, Politics, Governance Early […]

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RSA Members get exclusive access to our ever-growing archive of webinar and lecture recordings.  If you are an RSA member and wish to watch (or revisit) some of the lectures or webinar recordings, you can access the recordings by logging into RSA Lounge and selecting Events on Demand.

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The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint one Editor to its journal Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS) for the Early Career Mentored Section. The expertise sought by the journal is in the fields of regional planning; environmental planning; sustainability; spatial analysis; big data; climate change, and/or spatial development. Early Career Mentored Section Editor (One position available) […]

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The Regional Studies Association and Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section seek to appoint a Co-Editor to the journal, Spatial Economic Analysis. Co-Editor (one position available) Co-Editors of Spatial Economic Analysis are expected to: Support the peer review process by selecting referees on appropriate manuscripts (assigned to them by the Editor in […]

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We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for the holiday season and the start of 2022. The RSA Office is now closed and we will reopen on the 4th January 2022.

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