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News Categories: Announcement

Season's greetings from the new RSA Chair

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As many parts of the world ready themselves for a rather different set of Christmas and New Year celebrations this year, I am taking the opportunity to introduce myself and to wish you the season’s greetings. I was honoured to be elected as the 19th elected Chair of the Regional Studies Association at the AGM […]

Sir Peter Hall Award - Virtual Ceremony

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We are honoured to award the 2020 Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field. Previous winners include luminaries such as : Meric Gertler, University of Toronto, Canada, Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, USA; Susan Christopherson, Cornell University, USA; Brian Robson, University of Manchester, UK; Ray Hudson, Durham University, UK; Allen Scott, UCLA, USA; […]

Dates for your 2021 Diary

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Thank you for your continued support this year. As 2020 draws to a close, we would like to take the opportunity and provide you with important dates for your new 2021 diary. Make sure to add the following event dates and deadlines for our Grants and Funding opportunities now. You can also sign up to […]

Student and Early Career Awards 2021 - 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 have graduated within the previous year; Paul Benneworth PhD Student Award – this award is for registered PhD students who have not yet […]

Territory, Politics, Governance - Best Paper & Best Referee Virtual Ceremony

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Territory, Politics, Governance is committed to the development of theory and research in territorial politics and the governance of space.  This journal creates a platform on which to explore the interface between territory, politics, economy, identity and the organisation of political space. It confronts topical and emergent issues of world economic and political concern. The journal […]

Media Communications in Regional Studies Award - Virtual Ceremony

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This award is a recognition of  the best media communications in the regional field.  Previous winners include POLITICO Europe- for the Brexit files; the Committee of the Regions and especially the work of Wolfgang Petzold, Belgium;  the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in the UK. On behalf of the Board of the Regional Studies […]

Profile - Paul Benneworth

Paul Benneworth PhD Students’ Award

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The RSA is pleased to announce a change in the name of the RSA PhD Student Award to the Paul Benneworth PhD Students’ Award. This award recognises excellence amongst the Regional Studies PhD student community and it is designed for registered PhD students who have not yet received their PhD certificate. This name change recognises […]

Area Development and Policy - Best Paper & Best Referee Virtual Ceremony

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Area Development and Policy  (ADP) aims to be a world class journal publishing original academic research examining the economic, political, cultural and geographical contexts which play a fundamental role in shaping and developing regions, cities, rural areas and the relationships between them. ADP concentrates on issues relating to the Greater BRICS and welcomes submissions emerging from […]

Regional Leadership Award for Practice and Policy - Virtual Ceremony

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This award is a recognition of  individuals or organisations in policy and practice who work at the interstices with academia and other forms of research to develop the field and practice of regional studies and science. The previous winners of this award include Prof. Jagan Shah, National Institute of Urban Studies, India; Alexandra Jones, Centre […]

Regional Studies, Regional Science - Best Paper & Best Referee Virtual Ceremony

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Regional Studies, Regional Science is an interdisciplinary open access journal from the Regional Studies Association, first published in 2014. RSRS allows for a range of article types including full length research articles of up 8,000 words, shorter papers of around 5,000 words and a ‘regional graphics’ section, which capitalises upon the importance of  geographic data […]

Spatial Economic Analysis - Best Paper & Best Referee Virtual Ceremony

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Spatial Economic Analysis publishes research in spatial and geographic economics covering spatial data analysis and economic phenomena at city, regional and global levels. This journal is published by two of the world’s leading learned societies in the analysis of spatial economics, the Regional Studies Association and the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science […]

Student and Early Career Awards 2020

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We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2020 RSA Student and Early Career Awards. The Regional Studies Association have determined that all the winners have made an original and outstanding contribution to the field of regional studies. Mia Gray, University of Cambridge, UK and the Secretary of the RSA and the Chair of […]

Routledge Best Book Award 2020

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We are happy to announce the Routledge Best Book Award 2020: The Rural and Peripheral in Regional Development An Alternative Perspective – PETER DE SOUZA, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway Joan Fitzgerald, Northeastern University, USA and the Editor-in-Chief of the RSA’s Regions and Cities Book Series awarded the 2020 Award virtually:   The countryside has often […]

New RSA President

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This year we saw a change of President to the Association and after five years Professor Ron Martin, University of Cambridge steps down as our President. Ron has worked with Sally Hardy (CEO) for all of the thirty-four years that she has worked for the Association. He has served on the Board in several capacities […]

New RSA Chair appointed

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We have seen a change of Chair this year as Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones, University College London stepped down to be replaced by Professor Jessie Poon, University of Buffalo, USA. Jessie has been an RSA Board member for many years with responsibility for our Territorial Networks. As a former Vice-Chair she is well acquainted with what […]

Opportunity: Editors and Policy Debates Editor for REGIONAL STUDIES

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The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint Editors in two different categories for the international journal Regional Studies (RS) published by Routledge: Editors (three positions available) The Editors support the Editor-in-Chief, David Bailey (University of Birmingham, UK), in managing the peer review of submissions in their area of expertise, enhancing the journal’s reputation as […]

Opportunity: Regional Studies Association Student Representative Board Member

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Regional Studies Association Student Representative Board Member position available from 1st January 2021. One exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic PhD Student 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 […]

New Publications by RSA Members

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We are delighted to announce updates from some of our members. Our longstanding member, Igor Calzada (FeRSA, University of Oxford , UK) recently published a new book  ‘Smart City Citizenship’, currently with 30% discount off the publication price. If you are interested, the link to access the publication is and the discount code is ATR30. The […]

Around the world in 2 weeks with RSA Global

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November saw the RSA’s first globetrotting event series called RSA Global. The programme brought together the regional studies and science communities from around the world for three hour programmes organised by and for the RSA’s global networks. The online format allowed us to meet and discuss latest research and policy developments in times when we […]

Event Recap: NOIR Water Infrastructure & Regional Governance Workshop

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On September 29- October 2, 2020, NOIR hosted a series of virtual workshops on Water Infrastructure and Regional Governance. The workshop series, attended by participants from around the world, was designed to foster a global interdisciplinary conversation examining: (1) how water infrastructure shapes formal and informal regional spaces, communities, and governance dynamics; and (2) how […]

Simona Iammarino joins the RSA Board as Chair of Publications Committee

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The RSA is pleased to announce the new Chair of the Publications Committee on the RSA Board is Simona Iammarino. Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). She was Head of Department (01/01/2014 – 31/08/2017), and academic member […]

New Diversity and Inclusion Chair on the RSA Board

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The RSA is pleased to announce the new Diversity and Inclusion Chair on the RSA Board is Rachel Franklin. Rachel Franklin is Professor of Geographical Analysis in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. I am also one of four chairs appointed […]

New Conference and Events Coordinator on the RSA Board

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The RSA is pleased to announce the new Conference and Events Coordinator on the RSA Board is John Harrison. John Harrison works at Loughborough University in the UK. He is a regional geographer interested in the planning and governance of cities and regions. John has been an Editor of Regional Studies since 2013, first as […]

Chair of the RSA Latin America Division

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The RSA is pleased to announce the new Chair of the RSA Latin America Division is Alejandra Trejo Nieto. Alejandra Trejo is currently a professor in the Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA) at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. She was the academic coordinator of the master program in Urban Studies […]

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