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Please meet John Harrison, RSA Board Member Hi, my name is John Harrison. I joined the RSA back in 2002 as a Masters student. I am currently an RSA Board Member & Trustee with responsibility for the Conference & Events portfolio, have been an editor of Regional Studies since 2013, and since 2006 have worked […]

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Please meet Klaus Dodds, RSA Board Member and TPG Editor-in-Chief As my accompanying photo suggests, I am often happiest when I am surrounded by ice. For someone who grew up in southern England, where even in the 1970s an ice-filled winter could not be counted upon, my fascination with ice is somewhat of a mystery. […]

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Please meet Sally Hardy, CEO of the Regional Studies Association I began work for the RSA on 3rd December 1986 at a time when the RSA owned a desktop computer (an Amstrad), but it was in a cardboard box and I was advised by the then, RSA Secretary, that I wouldn’t need it to do […]

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The Regional Studies Association is a member of the UK-based Academy of Social Science. The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. The Academy is composed of around 1100 […]

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John Parr was a highly influential urban and regional economist whose career made a significant contribution to the development of the fields of regional science and regional studies. Everyone who came into contact with John (or Jack as he was known to many) testify to his intelligence, insights, warmth and support for the development of […]

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In this short ceremony, Michael Dunford, one of the Managing Editors of Area Development and Policy presents the 2022 Area Development and Policy Best Paper Award to Dimitar Anguelov, of the University of British Columbia, Canada, for his paper ‘Banking ‘Development’: The Geopolitical Economy of Infrastructure Financing‘

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Read our journals with an RSA membership RSA member benefits include access to our five journals. Below is a taster of content from each journal – the most read articles of 2022.  RSA members can access these articles through the RSA Lounge. Not yet a member? Join today. Most read articles of 2022 Regional Studies […]

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Regionalists on Film Episode 11, Featuring Dayne Walling, University of Minnesota, USA Interviewer: Michael Glass, University of Pittsburgh Interview Date: September 29th, 2022 Dayne Walling is a community development consultant and doctoral candidate in geography at the University of Minnesota. Dayne has twenty years of professional experience as a public executive, non-profit administrator, social entrepreneur, […]

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Regional Studies Association and Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section  Call for Editor-in-Chief Spatial Economic Analysis The Regional Studies Association and Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section seek to appoint an Editor-in-Chief to the journal, Spatial Economic Analysis. The current Editor-in-Chief, Professor Paul Elhorst (Groningen), will step down at […]

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The Regional Studies Association (RSA) provides a range of research funding opportunities to suit different career stages and we are pleased to share with you details on forthcoming application deadlines. We encourage non-members to apply for a grant and join the RSA at the same time. Deadlines for the 2023 RSA Awards and Funding are as […]

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The RSA and its European Foundation RSA Europe are committed to supporting students and early career researchers via career development training and opportunities, knowledge exchange, webinars, publications, achievement awards and micro grant funding. Below are some of the many initiatives that we offer. RSA News and Activities To  stay up to date with RSA and […]

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The RSA office will be closed from the 24th December 2022 and will reopen on the 3rd January 2023. We wish you a joyful holiday season.

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Watch as Joan Fitzgerald, RSA Cities and Regions Book Series Editor presents the 2022 RSA Best Book Award to Jennifer Clark, Ohio State University, USA for her book Uneven innovation: The work of smart cities

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This is my first Christmas letter as Chair of the Regional Studies Association. While we are pleased that Covid-19 restrictions have been loosened in much of the world, 2022 has still been a very difficult year for many of our members. I’d like to wish you my season’s greetings and best wishes for 2023. I […]

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In this short ceremony, Michael Dunford, one of the Managing Editors of Area Development and Policy presents the 2022 Area Development and Policy Best Referee Award to Rory Horner, of the University of Manchester, UK.

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Last month, Benedict Arko, RSA Ambassador to Ghana, had the opportunity to share information about the Regional Studies Association to participants of the Ghana Geographers Conference at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.  

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In response to the recent twitter activity, the Regional Studies Association would like to make clear that there are no signatories to the Russian Rectors’ Letter in membership.  No funding, partnership or collaboration has taken place with Russian organisations since the start of the war. As we set out in our March statement, the RSA […]

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Watch as Brady Reid, Blog Editor, Regional Studies Association presents the 2022 RSA Best Blog Award to Thomas Fisher and Theona Morrison, of CoDEL in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland for the blog: How remote communities turned the challenges of peripherality to their advantage during COVID-19

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Watch as David Bailey, Editor-in-Chief of Regional Studies presents Seth Schindler (University of Manchester) and Miguel Kanai (University of Sheffield) the 2022 Regional Studies Best Paper Award for their paper ‘Getting the territory right: Infrastructure-led development and the re-emergence of spatial planning strategies’. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2019.1661984

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Watch as Diana Morales (Umeå University, Sweden) and Laura Sariego-Kluge (Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica) are presented with the 2022 Regional Studies, Regional Science Best Paper Award for their paper Regional State innovation in peripheral regions: enabling Lapland’s green policies (https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2021.1882882)

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Watch as Tasos Kitsos (Aston University, UK), Mariachiara Barzotto (University of Bath, UK), Zhan Cao (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Mara Giua (Roma Tre University, Italy) are presented the 2022 Regional Studies Best Referees Awards by Sally Hardy CEO of the Regional Studies Association.

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The RSA is very pleased to introduce you to our newest Board members elected at the recent RSA AGM. Neil Lee is is Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Neil is the new Chair of the Regional Studies Association. Neil says: I’m delighted to take over as Chair of the […]

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Watch as Haifeng Qian (University of Iowa, USA) is presented the 2022 Regional Studies, Regional Science Best Referee Award by Stephen Hincks, Editor in Chief of RSRS (University of Sheffield, UK)

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Voting is open for the new cover of Territory, Politics, Governance Volume 11 2023! Territory Politics Governance is the successful journal which explores the interface between territory, politics, economy, identity and the organisation of political space. Every year, RSA members and the wider community vote for the following year’s cover. You can see some of the […]

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