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September saw the final events of the 2022 CEE Programme on Bridging Old and New Divides: Global Dynamics & Regional Transformations, including the 2022 CEE Conference held in Leipzig, Germany. The programme, originally planned for 2021, had been delayed due to the pandemic and we were pleased to finally being able to work with our partners […]

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The RSA is pleased to announce the publication of our 8th Policy Impact book – Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: the challenges facing cities and regions by Stephen Parkes and Ed Ferrari. The past decade has seen substantial progress towards the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Accompanying the technological developments, there has been much dialogue around the potential […]

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We join the UK and international community in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a mark of respect, on Monday 19th September 2022, the Regional Studies Association office will be closed for the State Funeral. We will reopen on Tuesday 20th September.

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We welcome Simon Clarke MP to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities and we offer any help to him as he begins to understand the depth and breadth of his portfolio. Our Policy Impact book Levelling Up Left Behind Places: The Scale and Nature of the Economic and Policy Challenge, co-authored by Professor […]

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We were very much saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and we are thinking of the Royal Family at this very difficult time.

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The Regional Studies Association is delighted to announce the latest book in the Regional Studies Policy Impact Books Series. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: the Challenges Facing Cities and Regions   Authors: Stephen Parkes and Ed Ferrari Over the last decade there has been substantial progress towards the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). As the […]

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This edited volume presents a compendium of emerging and innovative studies on the proliferation of new working spaces (NeWSps), both formal and informal (such as coworking spaces, maker spaces, fab labs, public libraries, and coffee shops), and their role during and following the COVID-19 pandemic in urban and regional development and planning. This book has […]

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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. Forthcoming grant and awards are as follows:   2022 […]

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The RSA is pleased to announce that its Research Network Grant Scheme is open once more. The scheme was placed on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic and has now been reinstated with a deadline of 29 November 2022. The maximum funding for a Research Network is: £10,000 (c. $13,300; c. €11,800) for newly established networks; £7,500 (c. $10,000; […]

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Sign up for an RSA membership* before midnight on the 21st August 2022 and you can participate in our Free Book Offer, where you can get a free book from our Regions and Cities Series.  See below for a full list of the books available. Please be aware that there are a limited number of […]

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REGIONAL STUDIES Call for Expression of Interest: Regular Editor (two positions available) June 2022 The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint two Editors for the international journal Regional Studies (RS) published by Routledge.  Regional Studies is a leading international journal covering the development of theories and concepts, empirical analysis and policy debate in the field […]

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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 […]

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Sadly in August, we say goodbye to Katharina Bürger, our Conference and Project Manager. Katharina has been with us since 2018 and is a well-known face at our conference, and behind the scenes at our Professional Development webinars. As one of our most organised people in the staff team, she will be sorely missed by all of […]

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Regional Studies Association (RSA) and the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) are pleased to announce a new journal — Finance and Space. The journal would be online only, with articles published as soon as they emerge from the review and production process. Finance and Space aims to publish and promote state-of-the-art research on diverse aspects of the spatial production of finance and […]

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Convocatoria recepción de artículos: Perspectivas latinoamericanas en los estudios regionales Plazo: 15 de septiembre 2022 Escriba sobre su investigación en curso o recientemente completadas en estudios regionales sobre América Latina Escriba y publique la versión del blog en español y la compartiremos junto con una versión traducida en inglés. Más información y enviar el blog a: rsablog@regionalstudies.org / @rsa_blog Requisitos del blog […]

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We are pleased to welcome Dr Mohammed Firoz of the Department of Architecture and Planning, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut as the new Digital Editor of our journal Area Development and Policy. Dr Firoz currently serves as a visiting faculty member at the Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok, Thailand. His research revolves around the […]

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Policy Expo: Brexit and Beyond: Manufacturing and the Challenge of Net Zero, Levelling up and Industry 4.0 The Regional Studies Association has awarded a Policy Expo to examine Brexit and Beyond: Manufacturing and the Challenge of Net Zero, Levelling up and Industry. The research will be led by: David Bailey, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, […]

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Policy Expo: Going Circular: Unlocking the Potential of Regions and Cities to Drive the Circular Economy Transition The Regional Studies Association has awarded a Policy Expo to do research into how to go circular and unlocking the potential of Regions and Cities to drive the Circular Economy Transition. The research will be led by: Marcin […]

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Policy Expo: Social Infrastructure and Local Development The Regional Studies Association has awarded a Policy Expo to examine Social Infrastructure and Local Development. The research will be led by: John Tomaney, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, UK Dimitrios Panayotopoulos-Tsiros, UCL Bartlett School of Planning, UK (Early Career Representative) Lucy Natarajan, UCL Bartlett School of […]

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Policy Expo: Global Value Chains and Regional Innovation The Regional Studies Association has awarded a Policy Expo to examine Global Value Chains and Regional Innovation. The research will be led by: Riccardo Crescenzi, Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics, UK The policy impact book’s chosen approach is three-fold. First, it critically reviews different […]

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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 2021.  RSA members can access these articles through the RSA Lounge. Not yet a member? Join today. Most read articles of 2021 Regional Studies […]

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In 2019, a friend knowing that I’m a regular cyclist asked me if I’d like to join a group planning to ride the iconic UK “end to end”. Pre-pandemic I was riding regularly and pretty fit and I readily agreed. When covid struck the 2020 trip was postponed to 2021 and then to 2022. I’ve […]

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We will be part of next week’s GCEG in Dublin which promises to be an exciting event and an opportunity to meet many RSA members and the wider community in person again. If you are attending the conference in Dublin, please join an RSA session (see below) or visit the RSA stand. We’d love to […]

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The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, IfL) is the only non-university research institute for geography in Germany. Together with 96 other independent research institutions, the IfL is a member of the Leibniz Association. Under the heading “Geographies of the Regional” we analyse regional restructuring processes, their economic and social impacts, and regional […]

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