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The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint one Early Career Editor to the journal, Territory, Politics, Governance.  Early Career Editor (one position available) The appointment of the Early Career Editor is open to candidates within five years of the date on their PhD certificate on the 9th of September 2024. The Early Career Editor will […]

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Our Annual Conference in Florence was a huge success, with 760 paper presentations and 2 stellar plenaries over the three days, alongside several side and social events. You can watch the video featuring some of the highlights and see the photos here. The conference in numbers can be seen in the infographic below.  

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The RSA is delighted to announce the new Editor-in-Chief of our journal, Territory, Politics, Governance, Professor Zack Taylor. Zack Taylor is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Specializing in comparative urban political economy, the multi-level governance of cities, and political geography, his work lies at the intersection of political […]

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Watch as Mia Gray, Chair of the Awards Committee, presents the 2024 RSA Routledge Early Career Award to Milad Abbasiharofteh (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), for his co-authored paper entitled: The digital layer: alternative data for regional and innovation studies. https://rsa.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17421772.2023.2193222  

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We are delighted to be able to share some of the photos from this year’s Annual Conference, held last week in Florence. You can find a few of the many photos here. We would like to thank the organisers, our partners, the volunteer helpers, catering and support staff, and all the speakers and participants for […]

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Watch as Mia Gray, Chair of the Awards Committee, presents the 2024 Paul Benneworth PhD Student Award to Han Chu, of the University of Kiel, Germany for her part in the co-authored paper Placing the platform economy: the emerging, developing and upgrading of Taobao villages as a platform-based place making phenomenon in China. https://doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsad004

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Call for RSA Blog Editor – Career development opportunity The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint an Editor for its popular Blog, which has been running since 2010. The Blog provides a platform for the RSA and its community to share short, engaging articles on research and the latest developments in the field. The key responsibilities […]

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Early Career Editor (one position available) The Regional Studies Association and Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section seek to appoint an Early Career Editor to the journal, Spatial Economic Analysis. The appointment of the Early Career Editor is open to candidates within five years of the date on their PhD certificate on 31st August […]

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We would like to welcome Samantha Wannop to the RSA team, in the role of RSA Senior Administrator and Governance Support Officer. Sam has extensive experience as a project administrator for charities working with schools across Sussex. She says: “I have really enjoyed my first few days with the office team and I am looking […]

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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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