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News Categories: Announcement

Our February Member of the Month

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Laura Polverari is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Padua, where she teaches EU policies and policymaking, multi-level governance, lobbying in the EU, and public administration/public policy. At the University of Padua she also co-directs, with Paolo Graziano, the ‘Institutional and Administrative Capacities Observatory’ (http://www.centrostudiregionali.unipd.it/?page_id=1147) . Until October 2019, Laura was Senior Research Fellow at the […]

Welcome to our new Board member - Phil Tomlinson

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We are delighted to introduce our new member of the Board, Phil Tomlinson, who is the new Editor of the RSA Policy Impact books. Phil Tomlinson is a Professor of Industrial Strategy in the School of Management, at the University of Bath. He has published over 60 articles in leading academic journals, books and book […]

Congratulations to our new Fellows of the RSA

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We have several new Fellows of the RSA, awarded for being continuous members for a minimum of 5 years and who have been considered to be active members of the Association. Thank you to all our new FeRSAs for contributing to the life of the Association, through serving on the Board or committees, speaking at conferences, […]

Welcome to our new Student and Early Career Board members

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We are delighted to introduce our two new Board members, Frances and Vanessa. Frances Brill is our new Early Career Board representative.  She is a post-doc researcher on the ‘What is Governed in Cities’ project, based at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. Her current research focuses on the governance of residential real estate investment […]

Early Career Grant Winners 2019: Davide Luca, Maria Tsouri and Jacopo Canello

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We are pleased to announce the winners of our Early Career Grant Scheme 2019 and we are looking forward to working with them. Please read more about their projects below. Davide Luca, University of Cambridge, UK Does organised crime distort the market for low-carbon energy production? Geographical evidence from Italy. The transition to low-carbon energy sources is […]

Editorial Team of the Book Series Regions and Cities

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We are happy to announce the new editorial team for our book series Regions and Cities: Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Rob Kitchin, Maynooth University, Ireland Jörg Knieling, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany Nichola Lowe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA They will be working alongside the Series Editor-in-Chief Joan Fitzgerald from the […]

MeRSA Winners 2019: Carolina Castaldi, Vassilis Tselios and Adriana Mihaela Soaita

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We are pleased to announce the winners of our Membership Research Grant Scheme (MeRSA) 2019 and we are looking forward to working with them. Please read more about their projects below. Carolina Castaldi, Utrecht University, Netherlands Soft innovation? Towards new narratives on regional capabilities and policies The overall aim of the project is to investigate how […]

Our January Member of the Month

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Jacopo Canello is an assistant professor in the Department of Global Economics and Management of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. For several years, he has worked as Research Economist for an advisory agency of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance in Rome. In 2016, he moved to the US to work as assistant […]

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Welcome to our new Board members

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The RSA is very pleased to introduce you to our newest Board members elected at the recent RSA AGM. Olga Mrinska takes up the role of Treasurer of the RSA Board. Olga is an Associate Director and Senior Evaluation Manager a the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. She is also a long-time member of […]

Seasons Greetings from the RSA

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We wish all our members and the wider regional studies community a very happy festive season and peaceful start to 2020. Please note the RSA office will be closed from the 25th December 2019 until the 1st January 2020 inclusive. We will open again on 2 January 2020. During this time please do use our […]

RSA Opportunities and Support for Students and Early Career Researchers

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We are committed to supporting students and early career researchers and below are some of the many initiatives that we offer to develop students and early career researchers’ careers, influence and research. 2020 RSA Annual Conference; Transformations: Relational Spaces, beyond Urban and Rural; Ljubljana, Slovenia; 17 – 20 June 2020. This four-day conference brings together academics […]

Seasons Greetings from the RSA Chair

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As we approach the festive period, I’ve been reflecting on what to include in my annual message to our membership community. Two years into being the RSA Chair, some of the things that are close to my heart are beginning to come to fruition – we have done much in the area of diversity and […]

Our December Member of the Month

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Irina Rakhmeeva is a postdoctoral researcher and associated professor in the Department of regional and municipal economy and management of Ural State University of Economics. She combines this work with civil service. Irina worked in the Ministry of industry and the Ministry of economy of the Sverdlovsk region for 10 years. Irina has got a […]

2020 RSA Awards Nominations - Call Now Open

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Nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) of current members are being sought for the following awards in regional studies and related fields: Nathaniel Lichfield Award – this award is for recent Masters graduate who has graduated within the previous year; RSA PhD Student Award – this award is for registered PhD students who have not yet received […]

RSA 2019 Student and Early Career Conference Report

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The RSA 2019 student and early career conference was held in the University of Lincoln, where we were welcomed by Dr Gary Bosworth and his colleagues from the School of Geography and the Lincoln International Business School. They shared some of their work, with a focus on designing and carrying out research for policy impact. […]

Our November Member(s) of the Month

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We are thrilled to have not one, but two members of the Month for November. Donna Carmichael and Camilla Chlebna have been our Student and Early Career representatives on the RSA Board since 2017 and as their terms come to an end we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate them and share their […]

RSA China Division and accessing WeChat

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Our China Division is based at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and has it’s own web page which you can find at http://www.rsachina.org/ The China Division also has an official WeChat account, CHandADP. To link up with this account, you will first need to download the WeChat app to your mobile device and scan the […]

Student and Early Career Representative Board Member positions available January 2020

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Two exciting opportunities have arisen for an enthusiastic PhD Student and an Early Career Researcher to join the Board of the Regional Studies Association. The RSA is an established global Association and a place on the Board will enable successful candidates to engage with colleagues, from students and early career researchers through to high profile […]

Ajith Kaliyath, RSA Member of the Month, October 2019

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  Dr. Ajith Kaliyath is a Human Geographer and Urban and Regional Planner. Dr. Kaliyath holds a PhD in Land as a Critical Ecological Resource for Sustainable Cities from Queen’s University Belfast, UK. Considering the transferable skills acquired by him during his PhD, Dr. Kaliyath had been awarded ‘Researcher Plus’ award by Queen’s University Belfast. […]

Smart specialisation, the mainstay of the EU innovation policy for the past decade, comes under sharp scrutiny in a new book.

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Smart specialisation, the mainstay of the EU innovation policy for the past decade, comes under sharp scrutiny in a new book launched today, 26 September, at the EU Joint Research Centre, in Seville. Based on the idea that the state supports developing technologies and innovation by nurturing the capabilities and specialisms within regions, smart specialisation […]

The 2019 RSA journals Best Papers and Best Referees

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We are delighted to be able to announce this year’s RSA journals Best Paper and Best Referee awards for journal issues published in 2018. Our awards acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the research and editorial fields of regional studies, crossing thematic and disciplinary fields. We would like to congratulate to all our winners and look […]

Routledge Best Book Award 2019

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We are proud to announce the Routledge Best Book Award 2019: Geopolitics of the Knowledge-Based Economy by Sami Moisio The Awards ceremony will take place at the President’s Event on 14th November 2019 in London, UK. We live in the era of the knowledge-based economy, and this has major implications for the ways in which states, cities and […]

Student and Early Career Awards 2019

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We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2019 RSA Student and Early Career Awards. The Regional Studies Association Awards Committee have determined that all the winners have made an original and outstanding contribution to the field of regional studies. The Awards Ceremony will take place at the President’s Event to be held din London on 14th November […]

ERC Starting Grant “DESPO-Deindustrializing Societies and the Political Consequences“ awarded to RSA member Dr. Anne-Marie T. Jeannet

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We are happy to share some exciting news with the RSA community. Dr. Anne-Marie T. Jeannet – RSA member and Research Fellow at the Dondena Center for Social Dynamics and Public Policy, Bocconi University, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. We are very proud to say that Anne-Marie used her RSA Early Career grant […]

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