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The Regional Studies Association has awarded a Policy Expo to examine disabled entrepreneurship. The research will be led by: Helen Lawton Smith, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Connie L. McNeely, George Mason University, USA Jacqueline Winstanley, Birkbeck, University of London Dina Mansour, North South Consultants Exchange, UK The focus of this Policy Expo book is […]

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To better serve the strategic goals and demands of the high-quality regional development and promote innovative development in the area of regional research, the Regional Studies Association China Division and Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University will hold the 2023 RSA China Division Annual Conference from December 1st to December 3rd 2023, at the […]

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Our innovative open access journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS), has a section specifically devoted to Early Career Papers which focuses on publishing short articles from students and early career researchers to make their research accessible to a wider audience. The Early Career Papers Editors are Rhiannon Pugh, (Centre for Innovation Research, Lund University, Sweden) Danny […]

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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 the […]

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The Regional Studies Association and Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section seek to appoint one or more Co-Editors to the journal Spatial Economic Analysis.  Spatial Economic Analysis Spatial Economic Analysis is a pioneering economics journal dedicated to the development of theory and methods in spatial economics, published quarterly by two of the world’s […]

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Were you a participant at the Ljubljana Conference? We hope that you enjoyed the RSA’s first fully hybrid annual conference which was held in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia in June this year.  This was the Association’s largest ever conference and as it ran fully hybrid, it was also arguably its most complicated. What did not change […]

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The RSA’s Regions and Cities Book Series has published over 150 titles and brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on regions and cities. Books in the series are of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well policymakers involved in regional and urban development. We are now […]

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Early Career Journals Committee Member & Journals Committee Member The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint additional Journals Committee members. Applications are particularly sought from people with some understanding of the current academic journals’ publishing environment and from diverse geographical regions. One position is allocated for an Early Career Researcher who must be within five […]

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We are pleased to be back in the Southern Hemisphere for our fourth Australasia Conference. Previous conferences in the series were held in Melbourne (2015), Sydney (2017) and Christchurch (2019). The 2023 conference on Global Crises and Regional Futures will be held at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia between 26th – 28th November and […]

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We are delighted to offer you a 10% discount off RSA membership fees until the 31 August 2023 for new and recently expired members. A twelve month RSA membership offers you access to our publications in the field of regional studies and science, a variety of funding schemes and awards, discounts on events and books, […]

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It is with deep appreciation that RSA says goodbye to the Chair of the RSA Hungary Branch, Attila Korompai. Attila was one of the longest serving of our Territorial Representatives, having supported us since 1992. We thank Attila for his dedication and commitment over the many years as the Chair of our Hungary Branch. We […]

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Watch as John Agnew, President, Regional Studies Association celebrates the 2023 winner of the 2023 Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field. The award this year is given to Karen Chapple, of the University of Toronto, Canada.

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RSA Members get exclusive access to our ever-growing archive of learning resources and video archives. We have over 575 recordings available on our channel, covering a range of Professional Development seminars (37); Regions, Cities, Industry lectures (27); City and Regional Sustainability Transitions webinars (18), RSA International Hour (15), awards ceremonies, Journal Annual lectures, and much […]

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Three editors in Chief, three successful journals. I’d like to give a personal vote of thanks to David Bailey, Paul Elhorst and Mick Dunford for their stewardship over many years of Regional Studies, Spatial Economic Analysis and Area Development and Policy. In all cases these editors have made material differences to their journals and to […]

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We are pleased to welcome two new Research Committee members, Dimitri Corpakis (former European Commission) and Liza Rose Cirolia, of the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. The Research Committee overlooks the RSA’s grant schemes and are involved in the review of the four RSA research grant schemes: RSA Research Networks (Deadline […]

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We are pleased to announce our updated prioritised research themes. The RSA research portfolio raises the profile of regional research. It champions regional studies and science in all its forms, providing state-of-the-art scientific knowledge and delivering a public and policy facing narrative which demonstrates value in improving the day to day lives of citizens’ globally. […]

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This year, we are delighted to award four 2023 Distinguished Service to Regional Studies Awards to those who have made an important contribution to the field, either through long lasting quiet service or a brief but impactful intervention. The 2023 winners are: Pedro Amaral, CEDEPLAR, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil Alejandra Trejo Nieto, El Colegio de […]

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Watch as Mia Grey (University of Cambridge, UK) celebrates the 2023 RSA Student and Early Career Awards: 2023 RSA Nathaniel Lichfield Award Tim Becker (Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany) Regional impact of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS): Innovation and Technological Change in Environmental Technologies. 2023 Paul Benneworth PhD Student Award Imogen Liu (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, […]

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We are very pleased to announce the new RSA Research Network on Putting the ‘Just’ into Just Transitions for Cities & Regions. Congratulations to Dr Tom Barnes of the Australian Catholic University, Associate Professor Sally Weller and Professor Andrew Beer, both of the University of South Australia, Associate Professor Sandrine Labory of the University of Ferrara, Professor Marco Bellandi of […]

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PhD Student Representative Board Member Early Career Representative Board Member  Two exciting opportunities have arisen for an enthusiastic PhD Student and an Early Career Researcher to join the Board of the Regional Studies Association from 1st November 2023. The RSA is an established globally engaged Association and a place on the Board will enable successful […]

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Click here to return to conference page Conference & Partnership Announcement: We are pleased to announce the collaboration between the Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZRSAI), the RMIT European Union Centre of Excellence and the Regional Studies Association as part of the following conference:    Global crises and Regional Futures 26-28 NOVEMBER […]

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RSA Research Networks are formed by RSA members interested in collaborating to examine an issue that responds to the aims and goals of the Association, and which is of interest and concern to both members and non-members. These issues need not necessarily to have a direct policy focus, but the examination would normally lead to policy-related conclusions. […]

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