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In 2021, the Regional Studies Association awarded Policy Expo funding to the project “Tackling a global pandemic in Asian Megacities: Uneven vulnerabilities, State responses and grassroots practices”. This Policy Expo project has now published a Call for Evidence, please click here for more details. The deadline for submissions to this Call for Evidence is 31 […]

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We are happy to announce the winners for the Best Paper from each of our journals for issues published in 2020. These awards were selected by the editors of each journal. We would like to congratulate to all our winners and look forward to celebrating their awards at our Virtual Awards Ceremony. We would also […]

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We are delighted to be able to announce this year’s RSA journals Best Referee awards for journal issues published in 2020. Our awards acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the research and editorial fields of regional studies, crossing thematic and disciplinary fields. Scientific journals publishing peer-reviewed articles depend heavily on the scientific referees. In addition to […]

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Spatial Foresight is a private consultancy and independent think tank in the area of European territorial policies and research. Most importantly, it is a multi-national and interdisciplinary team. It has its main office in Heisdorf (Luxembourg) and branch offices in Berlin (Germany) and Paris (France). The fields of activity bring together territorial development and policy […]

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We are delighted that a Best Paper Award for the RSA eZine Regions has been established. For the very first time, we are happy to announce the winners for the Regions Best Paper for articles  submitted in 2020 issue. The winning submissions were selected by the Editors who, after judging several excellent articles meeting the […]

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We are delighted that RSA members, Jon Mikel Zabala Iturriagagoitia and Stephanie Grimbert have been awarded the Babbage Industrial Innovation Policy Award 2021 by the Cambridge Industrial Innovation Policy department at the University of Cambridge, for their contribution, with Ville Valovirta, on “Implementing innovation-related public procurement: ordinary, dynamic and functional capabilities”.

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International Centre for Social and Economic Research “Leontief Centre” was established in 1991 as an independent research and consulting organization at the time of historical transformations of society, economy, and the State. The new research Centre was mainly focused on coordinating all-Russian and regional research on the transition economy to attract investment. Subsequently, the topics […]

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In 2021, we are happy to announce that the Regional Studies Institutional Ambassador Award goes to The Territorial Development Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Spain On behalf of all the colleagues who have worked and are working in the Territorial Development Unit since its creation in 2016, I am deeply honoured and grateful to the […]

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The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint two Editors to its journal Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS). Early Career Mentored Section Editor (Two positions available) Early Careers Papers Section Regional Studies, Regional Science has an Early Career mentored section publishing short papers from students and early career researchers (these are researchers within 5 years of the […]

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We were saddened to hear about the recent passing of Professor Vanessa Watson of the University of Cape Town, after a long illness. Vanessa gave the plenary at the 2018 Winter Conference, and also contributed to a Special Issue of Regional Studies and an RSA book. We remember for being engaged, supportive and generous at […]

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We are happy to announce that the RSA Regional Leadership Award for Practice and Policy goes to Statistics Poland “We would like to thank for appreciating the work of Statistics Poland. It is our great pleasure to accept the Regional Leadership Award for Practice and Policy.” On behalf of the Board of the Regional Studies […]

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The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint an Early Career Editor to its journal, Area Development and Policy. Early Career Editor (one position available) The appointment of the Early Career Editor is open to candidates within five years of the date on their PhD certificate on 1st November 2021. The Early Career Editor will join […]

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We are honoured to announce that the Sir Peter Hall Award for Contribution to the Field goes to Jamie Peck, University of British Columbia & Western Sydney University “I am truly honoured to receive this award, in the name of Sir Peter Hall, from the Regional Studies Association.  The RSA has been an important part […]

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Regional Studies Association Early Career Representative Board Position Available from 1st December 2021  An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Early Career Researcher to join the Board of the Regional Studies Association. The RSA is an established global Association. For more information on the RSA, please go to www.regionalstudies.org. A place on the Board will […]

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About NOIR The Regional Studies Association Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalism (NOIR) is a network of scholars engaging in research at the intersection of infrastructure and regional studies. Infrastructural regionalism focuses on those infrastructures that have relevance beyond the local. Analyzing regions through infrastructure provides a novel perspective on the regional question as investment and […]

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The RSA is committed to supporting students and early career researchers via career development training and opportunities, knowledge exchange, webinars, publications and micro grant funding. Below are some of the many initiatives that we offer to develop students and early career researchers’ careers, influence and research. To  stay up to date with RSA and RSA […]

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Theoretical reflections on EU Cohesion Policy a webinar organised by the Regional Studies Association’s Research Network on EU Cohesion Policy #CPnet The event report by: Ida Musiałkowska, Associate Professor and Head of Department of European Studies at Poznań University of Economics and Business (Poland). RSA Ambassador to Poland, https://www.regionalstudies.org/people/ida-musialkowska/ Julia Walczyk, Master’s student (2020/2021) of […]

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#RinR21 Festival Highlights & Recordings  Last week saw the end of the 2021 Regions in Recovery Festival (#RinR21). The Festival ran over 2.5 weeks, featured 458 papers, 124 sessions including 10 well-being sessions. The Festival was delivered in partnership with a number of societies and research-led networks and brought together the global regional studies and […]

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In these two “Meet the Editors” sessions during the #RinR21, editors introduced the journals and discussed the current best practices in academic publishing. These sessions provided an opportunity to interact and engage with journal editors to learn more about the specific journal and its publishing options. You may watch the recordings here: Meet the RSA […]

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We are delighted to be able to present the Opening Address by our Chair, Jessie Poon, heralding the start of the Regions in Recovery Global eFestival

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Regions in Recovery – register now for free and join over 900 other delegates I am writing to personally alert you to the Association’s forthcoming Regions in Recovery Global E-Festival. This starts next week and runs from 2nd to 18th June 2021. This special event is being run between 14 partner organisations and brings together […]

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RinR21 Reporters A very warm welcome to our #RinR21 reporters who will share their insights and experiences throughout #RinR21. Please feel free to link up to learn more about their work and the Festival. Ghinwa Moujaes is doing a PhD in Local Development and International Cooperation at INGENIO in Valencia, Spain. Lucas Arantes Garcia is […]

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Our 2020 Fellowship Research Grant (FeRSA) was awarded to Will Eadson, Sheffield Hallam University, UK for the following project: Older industrial towns at the frontier of new energy economies Transformation of energy systems in response to decarbonisation pressures is gathering pace. Moving from fossil-fuelled to renewable energy production involves shifts in energy production technologies, resource […]

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We are pleased to announce that the following members of the Regional Studies Association have been awarded an RSA Early Career Grant of £10,000: Emma Colven, University of Oklahoma, USA Speculating on Jakarta’s Future: Real Estate and Water Crisis in Jakarta The aim of this project is to understand the role of speculative urban development […]

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