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We are delighted to be able to share this year’s Best paper and Best Referee winners. In the list below, you can see the winners and links to the publications. Regional Studies Best Paper Brewing at the time of Covid: the impact of the pandemic crisis on UK craft breweries and its implications for the […]

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We are pleased to announce that the RSA Board have agreed funding for the Research Network on Smart Policies for Regional Innovation, Sustainability and Transitions (SPRINT).  This network focuses on the smart specialisation strategy (S3) approach as an evolving method of designing place-based innovation policy. We build on three years of cooperation through the Marie […]

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The RSA Student and ECR conference series is a well-established and serves as a vibrant platform for emerging scholars from across the world to present their research, engage in thought-provoking debates, and cultivate valuable connections. During the Conference, student and early career researchers will have the opportunity to meet like-minded peers and forge future new […]

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We are pleased to announce that the RSA Board have agreed funding for the Research Network on Eco-Social Policy and Practice for Innovation and Transformation (ESPPRIT). This research network responds to climate change and increasing inequalities, bringing together conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and empirical approaches from Regional Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Economic Geography, Regional Science, […]

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Job description This is an important role within the Regional Studies Association, working directly with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Board members to ensure that key administrative, operational and governance systems operate smoothly and efficiently. If you are looking to work within the charity sector, for an association with high ethical standards, focused on […]

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We are pleased to announce that the RSA Board agreed renewal funding for the Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms. The NOIR Research Network has been active since 2019 and challenges regional studies to attend to infrastructural questions, by critically unpacking how infrastructure shapes regions, lives, and developmental pathways. NOIR’s Phase 2 will extend and deepen […]

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We enjoyed meeting up with old friends for our outgoing CEO, Sally Hardy’s retirement lunch on Friday. Several ex-Chairs, Committee members and colleagues, including those from the EU institutions and the publishing industry, all joined us in London to celebrate Sally’s nearly 40 years with the Regional Studies Association. Sally said: “It has been my […]

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Social Infrastructure & ‘Left Behind Places’ Wed, 20 Mar 2024 17:30 – 19:30 GMT The Common Room, Neville Hall Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE Insights North East with the Regional Studies Association is delighted to host this evening event to launch the book Social Infrastructure and Left Behind Places, recently published under the Regional Studies […]

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Elected for their substantial contributions to social science, this spring’s cohort of Fellows includes Professor Nicholas Phelps, Chair of Urban Planning and Associate Dean (International) at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, and longstanding member of the Regional Studies Association. He is also Visiting Professor at the School of Earth Sciences, Zhejiang University, […]

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Elected for their substantial contributions to social science, this spring’s cohort of Fellows includes Sarah Ayres, Profess of Public Policy and Governance at the School for Policy Studies (SPS), University of Bristol, and Treasurer on the Regional Studies Association Board. Sarah joined the University of Bristol in 2005. Her work has focussed on understanding how […]

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Our 2023 Fellowship Research Grant (FeRSA) was awarded to Fumi Kitagawa, City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI), University of Birmingham for the following project: Supporting Regions towards Net-Zero Journeys: Alignment of Strategies and Transformation between Universities and their Places Supported by the FeRSA Grant, this project aims to investigate dynamic relationships between universities and places throughout […]

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February saw the international conference on regional development in South America: empowering knowledge flows and collaboration networks organised by the RSA funded Research Network Knowledge, Innovation and Regional Development in South America (KIRDSA) with support from the Universidad de la República, the Young Scholar Initiative and the RSA’s Latin America Division. The conference was held […]

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The RSA’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alan Kinder has written an introductory message to all RSA members. In his message, Alan set out three significant ‘points of connection’ between his career to date as a geography educator and professional association leader, and the charitable mission of the RSA: a passion for ‘place’; appreciation […]

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2024 Annual Conference Bursary Winners   We were pleased to support a number of researchers with a 2024 Annual Conference Bursary.  This year’s bursary winners are: Laura Sariego-Kluge, Universidade de Costa Rica, Costa Rica Anwar Hossian, The University of Melbourne, Australia Ozge Yenigun, University of Illinois, USA Diana Prelorenzo, Université Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, France Adela […]

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Regional Studies, the original journal of the Association has an impact factor which rose to 4.6 in 2022. Journal Metrics – Regional Studies Indexed in Clarivate Analytics’ Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) Indexed by Scopus More info at the T&F Regional Studies metrics page   Journal Metrics – Territory Politics Governance Indexed in Clarivate Analytics’ Social […]

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Call for Book Chapters: Climate Adaption in Coastal Ecosystems: Interdisciplinary conceptualizations and Approaches from the Global South Book Overview The proposed book will bring together interdisciplinary and innovative conceptualisations to climate change adaptation of coastal communities. The book is intended to address the issues especially in the Global South, where vulnerable communities depend on these […]

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We are delighted that Riccardo Hausmann (Harvard University) has just published a review in Regional Studies of Harnessing Global Value Chains for regional development: How to upgrade through regional policy, FDI, and trade. This Regional Studies Policy Impact Book, by Riccardo Crescenzi and Oliver Harman, brings together the latest academic evidence and public policy insights on global value […]

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The editors of Finance & Space are delighted to announce that the first Finance & Space articles are now available online and free to access.  The articles include: Revolution, evolution, progress: Finance & Space manifesto (Editorial) Dariusz Wójcik, David Bassens, Janelle Knox-Hayes & Karen P. Y. Lai (https://doi.org/10.1080/2833115X.2023.2275952) Central bank digital currencies and the future of monetary sovereignty by Colin […]

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Read our journals with an RSA membership RSA member benefits include access to alll our journals. Below is a taster of content from each journal – the most read articles of 2023.  RSA members can access these articles through the RSA Lounge. Not yet a member? Join today.   Most read articles of 2023   […]

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The RSA is pleased to announce the appointment of  two new RSA Ambassador to Brazil. We would like to welcome Fernanda Faria Silva (Department of Economics and Postgraduate Program in Applied Economics, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil ) and Igor Tupy (Department of Economics, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil.  Click the links above to […]

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The Regional Studies Association provides a range of research funding opportunities to suit different career stages. We are pleased to share with you details on forthcoming application deadlines:    RSA Awards 2024 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 […]

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