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RSA Membership Summer Offer

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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 […]

Welcome to our new Regions eZine Editors

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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 […]

Membership benefits - Access the webinar recordings

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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, […]

Research Networks Event Report: Polycentric urban regions

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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 […]

Statement for the RSA website on Black Lives Matter

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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 […]

Call for Proposals: Routledge-RSA Regions & Cities Book Series - Regions, Cities and Covid-19

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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 […]

RSA Submits Response to UKRI Open Access Review

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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 […]

Share your top tips for a successful grant application

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Applying for a research grant is time consuming and sometimes frustrating. With application deadlines looming, we are calling the Regional Studies Community to share your top tips for a successful application. Please send us a short video (no longer than 2 minutes) recorded on your phone with your top tips for a successful grant application. […]

A Video Message from Sally Hardy, CEO of the Regional Studies Association

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A message from David Charles - In Memoriam of Paul Benneworth

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It’s hard to believe that our wonderful friend and colleague has passed away so suddenly and untimely this week. I knew Paul for 24 years and worked with him in one form or another over almost all of that period. His loss is a huge personal blow for his family and friends, but also an […]

A message from Sally Hardy, RSA CEO - In Memoriam of Paul Benneworth

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It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing this week of Paul Benneworth on Tuesday 12th May. Paul was a long-time friend of the Regional Studies Association, a great contributor to our journals and our governance and he will be greatly missed. Paul passed away in his sleep and our thoughts are […]

In Memoriam - Paul Benneworth

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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 […]

Regional Studies Association Response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee Inquiry on the progress of devolution in England

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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 […]

RSA Grant Scheme Response to Covid-19

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The RSA recognizes that grant holders on all our research schemes may need to change their schedule and dissemination plan and to move to online meetings and virtual activities. Because our primary concern is for the health and wellbeing of our community, through this statement, we are updating the grant guidelines for our funding (Research […]

Our May Member of the Month

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Rachel Franklin is professor of geographical analysis in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. She is a population geographer who works at the intersection of demographic change and spatial analysis. Her most recent research projects have focused on the geography of […]

Call for RSA Award nominations is now extended

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Within these unprecedented times, we feel that it is important to remember to celebrate the research and work that has been carried out in regional studies and its related fields, including urban and rural studies, city-regions and interstitial spaces. Thus we have decided to extend the deadline for nominations until 21st May 2020. Nominations (both self-nominations […]

Introducing the new RSA webinar series

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Dear RSA Community, Friends and Colleagues, During these unprecedented times, it is of upmost importance that we all follow the guidelines that ensure to keep ourselves and others safe. For many of us that currently means that we work from home with limited interactions to the outside world, which in turn significantly limits the possibility for […]

Pandemics, Cities, Regions and Industry Resources

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A new policy briefing on the Northern Powerhouse has just been published on the CURDS website, derived from an academic paper published online yesterday in Territory, Politics, Governance Governing uneven development: the Northern Powerhouse as a ‘state spatial strategy’ by Danny MacKinnon. You can read the Policy Briefing here.

Pandemics, Cities, Regions and Industry Resources

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The RSA is committed to supporting the global community in researching and disseminating evidence about how regions, cities and industry are dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus. We are collating a multi-disciplinary resource on research and evidence for the current crisis and its impact on regions, cities and industry.  Please have a look at our […]

Politics of Displacement, Identity and Urban Citizenship in Migratory Contexts

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The RSA Research Network on Politics of Displacement, Identity and Urban Citizenship in Migratory Contexts organised an event: Participatory Action Research and Ethnographic Theatre: I Am Rohingya: Staging a Genocide, a presentation by Yusuf Zine held on March 10, 2020 in Toronto, Canada. Organisers: Hulya Arik is an assistant professor at the Human Geography at […]

Our April Member of the Month

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Robert Bowen is a Lecturer in International Entrepreneurship at the School of Management at Swansea University, and has previously held academic positions at Aberystwyth University, where he developed the Welsh language programme of Business studies, and the University of Nantes, France. He also currently holds a position of Visiting Lecturer at Audencia Business School in […]

A Message from our Chair

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COVID-19 and the Regional Studies Association community We are all facing great uncertainty at the present time as we adapt to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cities and regions are now very different places across most parts of the world. Those of us studying, researching and analysing urban and regional change will never […]

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A Message from our President

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Dear RSA Member and the wider community As the Coronavirus pandemic has spread across the globe, albeit unevenly from country to country, so our universities, colleges and institutes have closed. Many of you, like me, will be trying to work at home, physically isolated from our colleagues and associates.  Working from home under current circumstances […]

FeRSA Winners 2019: Elvira Uyarra and Helen Lawton Smith

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We are pleased to announce the winners of our Fellowship Research Grant Scheme (FeRSA) and we are looking forward to working with them. Please read more about their projects below. Elvira Uyarra, University of Manchester, UK Constructing markets for new path development. The role of the state.  The aim of this project is to understand the role […]

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