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We are pleased to welcome our new Journal Committee members, Imogen Taotao Liu (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Alex Shi (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR). Imogen Liu is Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Prior to joining the VU in 2023, she was a PhD candidate at Maastricht […]

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The RSA is pleased to announce the publication of our 10th Policy Impact book – Social Infrastructure and Left Behind Places, by John Tomaney, Maeve Blackman, Lucy Natarajan, Dimitrios Panayotopoulos-Tsiros, Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, Myfanwy Taylor This book concerns the role of social infrastructure in “left behind places”. Drawing on a range of international literature, the authors […]

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The RSA Winter Conference, held last week at the Cumberland Hotel in London, was a great success. We are delighted to be able to share with you the photos from the two days. Please follow the link to our Facebook album. You can find the links to the three plenary lectures here.

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Prior to the start of the 2023 Winter Conference, held in London last week, Sally Hardy, our outgoing CEO presented to the Regional Studies Association Annual General Meeting. You can see a recording of this presentation here:    

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Prior to the start of the 2023 Winter Conference, held in London last week, the Regional Studies Association Annual General Meeting was held. We were delighted to have John Agnew (University of California Los Angeles, USA), President of the RSA, present at the meeting.  This presentation is entitled “The Other Long-Covid? – San Francisco and […]

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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 Board is pleased to announce the successor to their longstanding Chief Executive, Sally Hardy.  Sally Hardy steps down at the beginning of April 2024. Alan Kinder, former Chief Executive Officer of the Geographical Association has been appointed. He says: “I am honoured and thrilled to be asked to lead the Regional Studies Association, […]

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We would like to welcome Grete Gansauer as our new RSA Student Representative Board Member, and Kerstin Schaefer as our new Early Career Representative Board Member. Grete Gansauer is an economic geographer and interdisciplinary public policy researcher focused on regional development, infrastructure, and the local state in peripheral regions and ‘left behind’ places. She is […]

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We are pleased to welcome our new Research Committee member, Stefania Fiorentino, University of Cambridge, UK. She says: “I am delighted to join the RSA Research Committee. I will bring to the Committee my mix of expertise in urban planning, local economic development, and urban regeneration. I will do my best to help foster the […]

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The Board of the Regional Studies Association are pleased to announce the award of the 2023 Regional Leadership Award to Peter Berkowitz, Director, European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DGRegio), Belgium. The award recognises individuals or organisations in policy and practice who work at the interface between research and policy to develop the […]

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We would like to welcome Jacob Macdonald  as our new Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS) Papers, Digital Media and Regional Graphics Editor.  Jacob is Lecturer in GIS and Spatial Analysis with the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield (UK). He completed his PhD in Economics and Finance at the Nova School of […]

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The Regional Studies Association has awarded a Policy Expo to examine disabled entrepreneurship. The research will be led by: Helen Lawton Smith, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Connie L. McNeely, George Mason University, USA Jacqueline Winstanley, Birkbeck, University of London Dina Mansour, North South Consultants Exchange, UK The focus of this Policy Expo book is […]

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To better serve the strategic goals and demands of the high-quality regional development and promote innovative development in the area of regional research, the Regional Studies Association China Division and Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University will hold the 2023 RSA China Division Annual Conference from December 1st to December 3rd 2023, at the […]

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Our innovative open access journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS), has a section specifically devoted to Early Career Papers which focuses on publishing short articles from students and early career researchers to make their research accessible to a wider audience. The Early Career Papers Editors are Rhiannon Pugh, (Centre for Innovation Research, Lund University, Sweden) Danny […]

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Call for an Editor for TERRITORY, POLITICS, GOVERNANCE The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint an Editor to the journal, Territory, Politics, Governance. The successful candidate will join the existing team of Co-Editors in managing the peer review of general submissions in their area of expertise, enhancing the journal’s reputation as a world-leading publication in the […]

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The Regional Studies Association and Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section seek to appoint one or more Co-Editors to the journal Spatial Economic Analysis.  Spatial Economic Analysis Spatial Economic Analysis is a pioneering economics journal dedicated to the development of theory and methods in spatial economics, published quarterly by two of the world’s […]

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Were you a participant at the Ljubljana Conference? We hope that you enjoyed the RSA’s first fully hybrid annual conference which was held in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia in June this year.  This was the Association’s largest ever conference and as it ran fully hybrid, it was also arguably its most complicated. What did not change […]

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The RSA’s Regions and Cities Book Series has published over 150 titles and brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on regions and cities. Books in the series are of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well policymakers involved in regional and urban development. We are now […]

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Early Career Journals Committee Member & Journals Committee Member The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint additional Journals Committee members. Applications are particularly sought from people with some understanding of the current academic journals’ publishing environment and from diverse geographical regions. One position is allocated for an Early Career Researcher who must be within five […]

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We are pleased to be back in the Southern Hemisphere for our fourth Australasia Conference. Previous conferences in the series were held in Melbourne (2015), Sydney (2017) and Christchurch (2019). The 2023 conference on Global Crises and Regional Futures will be held at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia between 26th – 28th November and […]

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We are delighted to offer you a 10% discount off RSA membership fees until the 31 August 2023 for new and recently expired members. A twelve month RSA membership offers you access to our publications in the field of regional studies and science, a variety of funding schemes and awards, discounts on events and books, […]

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It is with deep appreciation that RSA says goodbye to the Chair of the RSA Hungary Branch, Attila Korompai. Attila was one of the longest serving of our Territorial Representatives, having supported us since 1992. We thank Attila for his dedication and commitment over the many years as the Chair of our Hungary Branch. We […]

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Watch as John Agnew, President, Regional Studies Association celebrates the 2023 winner of the 2023 Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field. The award this year is given to Karen Chapple, of the University of Toronto, Canada.

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RSA Members get exclusive access to our ever-growing archive of learning resources and video archives. We have over 575 recordings available on our channel, covering a range of Professional Development seminars (37); Regions, Cities, Industry lectures (27); City and Regional Sustainability Transitions webinars (18), RSA International Hour (15), awards ceremonies, Journal Annual lectures, and much […]

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