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The 9th NORSA Conference “Regional Outcomes of Global Challenges in the Nordic Countries” organised by the Institute of Sociology at the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, in partnership with Vilnius University and the Nordic Division of the Regional Studies Association, took place in Vilnius between 2nd– 3rd May 2024. The conference was kindly supported by […]

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Watch as Robert Bowen, Editor of Regions eZine presents the 2024 Regions eZine Best Paper Award to Diana Morales, Umeå University, Sweden for her paper entitled Decolonising Economic Geography. https://doi.org/10.1080/13673882.2024.00001002

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Watch as Jennifer Clark, Editor in Chief of Regional Studies, presents the 2024 Award for the Regional Studies Best Referees to Maximilian Benner of the University of Vienna in Austria, Rhiannon Pugh of Lund University, Sweden and Tasos Kitsos of the Aston University, UK.  

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The Policy Impact book, Social infrastructure and left behind places by John Tomaney, Maeve Blackman, Lucy Natarajan, Dimitrios Panayotopoulos-Tsiros, Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite and Myfanwy Taylor is now available open access. This book explores the making, unmaking and remaking of social infrastructure in ‘left behind places’, and will be of interest to researchers, policy makers and others concerned […]

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The Regional Studies Association and Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section are delighted to welcome the following new Co-Editors to the journal Spatial Economic Analysis: Rachel Franklin, Newcastle University, UK Gianfranco Piras, The Catholic University of America, US, and Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti – Pescara, Italy Francesco Ravazzolo, BI Norwegian […]

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The Academy’s International Advisory Group (IAG) is working to bring an international dimension to its policy positions. The IAG developing a policy briefings series identifying interdisciplinary solutions to complex challenges facing society from a global standpoint. Themes include: Green issues (climate change and energy security); Health (global health crises, anti-microbial resistance, drug prevention, food security); Digital […]

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Watch as Ugo Fratesi, Editor in Chief of Spatial Economic Analysis, presents the award for the Best Paper published in 2023 to Milad Abbasiharofteh (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Miriam Krüger (TU Berlin, Germany), Jan Kinne (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Germany) and Bernd Resch (University of Salzburg, Austria and Harvard University, USA) for […]

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Watch as Stephen Hincks, Editor in Chief of Regional Studies, Regional Science presents the award for the Best Paper published in 2023 to Will Eadson (Sheffield Hallam, UK) and Bregje van Veelen (Lund University, Sweden) for their paper entitled Green and just regional path development. https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2023.2174043

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‘Urbanization in the ‘big ring’: theses on cities, fossil energy, and the metabolic churn of capital’ The 2024 Area Development and Policy Annual Lecture, will be held at the AAG on the 19th April, with speaker Neil Brenner (University of Chicago, USA) and discussants Hillary Angelo (UC Santa Cruz, USA) and Kian Goh (UCLA, USA) […]

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Watch as Klaus Dodds, Editor in Chief of Territory Politics Governance presents the award for the Best Paper published in 2023 to Omar N. Cham (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) and Ilke Adam (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) for their paper entitled The politicization and framing of migration in West Africa: transition to democracy as a game […]

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Our Corporate member, the Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association (ARL), is an independent, non-partisan institution for the spatial sciences, offering knowledge-based analysis and advice on current sustainable spatial development issues. The ARL operates a Knowledge and Communication Platform (www.arl-international.com) that provides access to the Academy’s work internationally and serves as an information, […]

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Watch as John Harrison, Editor of Urban and Regional Horizons section of the academic journal, Regional Studies, presents the award for the Best Paper published in Urban and Regional Horizons to Emma Ormerod (University of Newcastle, UK) for her paper entitled: Level with us, regional development is still ‘man shaped’: feminism, futurity and leadership. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2022.2153114 […]

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Watch as Jennifer Clark, Editor in Chief of Regional Studies, presents the award for the Best Paper published in 2023 to Ignazio Cabras, Ekaterina Shakina, Gary Bosworth (all of Northumbria University, UK), Nadine Waehning (University of York, UK) and Franziska Sohns (Anglia Ruskin University, UK) for their paper entitled Brewing at the time of Covid: […]

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Watch as Phil Tomlinson, Editor of the Policy Debates section of Regional Studies presents the 2024 Award for the Best Paper published in the Regional Studies Policy Debates section to Helen Tilley (Wales Centre for Public Policy, UK), Jack Newman (University of Bristol, UK), Charlotte Hoole (University of Birmingham, UK), Andrew Connell, (Wales Centre for Public Policy, UK) […]

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We would like to introduce our new Corporate member, Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association (ARL) The ARL offers knowledge-based analysis and advice on current sustainable spatial development issues. Complex social challenges require integrative and thus interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives. The specific working method of the ARL, which is transdisciplinary and network-based, allows […]

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We are delighted to be able to share this year’s Best paper and Best Referee winners. In the list below, you can see the winners and links to the publications. Regional Studies Best Paper Brewing at the time of Covid: the impact of the pandemic crisis on UK craft breweries and its implications for the […]

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We are pleased to announce that the RSA Board have agreed funding for the Research Network on Smart Policies for Regional Innovation, Sustainability and Transitions (SPRINT).  This network focuses on the smart specialisation strategy (S3) approach as an evolving method of designing place-based innovation policy. We build on three years of cooperation through the Marie […]

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The RSA Student and ECR conference series is a well-established and serves as a vibrant platform for emerging scholars from across the world to present their research, engage in thought-provoking debates, and cultivate valuable connections. During the Conference, student and early career researchers will have the opportunity to meet like-minded peers and forge future new […]

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We are pleased to announce that the RSA Board have agreed funding for the Research Network on Eco-Social Policy and Practice for Innovation and Transformation (ESPPRIT). This research network responds to climate change and increasing inequalities, bringing together conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and empirical approaches from Regional Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Economic Geography, Regional Science, […]

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Job description This is an important role within the Regional Studies Association, working directly with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Board members to ensure that key administrative, operational and governance systems operate smoothly and efficiently. If you are looking to work within the charity sector, for an association with high ethical standards, focused on […]

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We are pleased to announce that the RSA Board agreed renewal funding for the Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms. The NOIR Research Network has been active since 2019 and challenges regional studies to attend to infrastructural questions, by critically unpacking how infrastructure shapes regions, lives, and developmental pathways. NOIR’s Phase 2 will extend and deepen […]

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