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This webinar, held on the 3 September 2020, was organised in collaboration between the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab at the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development (an integral part of Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities) and the Regional Studies Association. The webinar was the 9th Meeting of the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and part of […]

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Sylvia Ying He is an associate professor at the Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She is Associate Editor of Travel Behaviour and Society (Elsevier), Associate Editor of Asian Transport Studies (Elsevier), and Guest Editor of Town Planning Review (Liverpool University Press). She is a Board Member and […]

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Drafted by John Harrison with input from Phil Tomlinson Chris Dymos Mia Gray Neil Lee Michael Taster   1. How well do UK social science doctoral programmes equip students with the skills needed for their future careers? How competitive are they internationally? A UK PhD is generally well respected, however, the mandatory training provided as […]

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Following on from a successful first series and with continuing popularity, the RSA Regions Cities Industry Webinar Series resumes on 30th September, after a short summer break. We are again offering monthly webinars on timely topics for researchers and policymakers alike. All webinars are free and open for all to attend. You can find more […]

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Etienne Nel is a Professor and Head of the School of Geography at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. His research interests lie at the interface between urban and economic geography and development studies. To date his research and writing have focussed in particular on issues of regional and local economic development, the […]

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In July, the RSA worked with partners in India, Europe and the USA on the UN-Habitat’s Virtual Urban Thinkers Campus Webinar Series. Focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on urban systems, the popular six webinars covered topics such as public spaces, financial recovery, housing, mobility, climate action and energy policy, multi-level governance and resilience of […]

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Alejandra Trejo is currently a professor in the Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA) at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. Alejandra is one of the ambassador to Mexico of the Regional Studies Association (RSA). She is an urban and regional economist whose research agenda reflects significant interdisciplinary concerns about the issues […]

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David R. Meyer, Senior Lecturer in Management at Olin Business School (Washington University in St. Louis) published an article in Area Development and Policy (published online on 08 April 2020) ‘The Hong Kong protests will not undermine it as a leading global financial centre’. Drawing on the ‘geography of finance’ research and its focus on financial networks […]

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We are delighted that some of our members have responded to our calls for videos.  We have several Early Career members who have shared their tips for applying for a research grant, a sometimes time consuming and frustrating process. Some of our Earl Career grant holders have shared their top tips for applying for grants. […]

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The use of journal metrics is contested and DORA – the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (2013) sought to improve the practices of research evaluation. There remain a large number of metrics used in the evaluation of research and the latest results are now available for Elsevier’s Scopus Citescore and the Impact Factor   […]

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Coronavirus has disrupted conference and events programmes globally resulting in mass cancellations and postponements in 2020. There remains much ongoing uncertainty about the path of the virus. It is probable that until there is an effective vaccine there remains the likelihood of localised outbreaks requiring suppression. The RSA is concerned for the safety and well-being […]

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We are delighted to offer you a 10% discount off RSA membership fees until the 15th July 2020 for new members. A twelve month RSA membership offers you access to 24 journals in the field of regional studies and science, a variety of funding schemes and awards, open networks and collaborations, an expert register, webinars […]

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We are delighted to welcome Stefania Fiorentino and Robert Bowen who will be joining Eduardo Oliveira as editors of Regions, our online magazine. Stefania is a multidisciplinary researcher and teaching fellow in planning and economic development, with working experience in international consultancies. She currently lectures modules in spatial planning and urban regeneration both at University […]

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Our two webinar series continue to run successfully: the Regions Cities Industry Webinar Series running once a month and the Professional Development Webinar Series running three times a month. We are delighted to be able to offer free access to everyone to watch these webinars live, regardless of RSA membership.  To watch our webinars live, […]

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OVERALL AIM OF THE NETWORK: ‘Polycentric urban regions’ (PURs) have become a key concept in regional studies, both as an analytical framework to capture empirical realities as well as part of normative visions and goals in regional development policies. In its most basic guise, the PUR notion applies to regions characterised by the presence of […]

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The Regional Studies Association, as a global learned society for the study of cities and regions, supports the Black Lives Matter campaign and we are determined to confront racism in all its forms. We are committed to working with our members to continue to promote a diverse and inclusive learned society across all our activities […]

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The Covid-19 global pandemic has had a severe impact on every aspect of society, transforming everyday living, curtailing local movement and international mobility, disrupting labor and the functioning of the economy, altering how cities are managed and governed, and exacerbating social and spatial inequalities. Cities and their hinterlands have been the epicenters of the resulting […]

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The RSA Submits Response to UKRI Open Access Review 26 May 2020 The RSA has made an extensive response to the UKRI Open Access Review, the outcome of which will determine open access policies for the UK Research Councils and inform the requirements for outputs submitted to the REF after REF2021. Full information about the […]

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A message from the RSRS Early Career Section editors: Sabrina Lai, Marijana Sumpor, Rhiannon Pugh, Declan Jordan & Marcin Dąbrowski On 12 of May 2020 we found out that Paul Benneworth passed away. This news shocked and saddened us deeply. Paul was our colleague in the Regional Studies, Regional Science editorial team and a friend […]

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This document was submitted to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee Inquiry on the progress of devolution in England. Neil Lee explains “Devolution is a central concern to the RSA’s international membership base. This submission to the HCLG select committee draws on this expertise and provides advice on progress on devolution in England.” Please […]

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