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The official 2021 RSA Response to the USS Consultation. RSA Response to USS Consultation  

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Where are you joining us from? #RinR21Photo Let us know where you are joining us from during #RinR21 by posting photo of your home town, city or region. Post your photos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn with the hashtag #RinR21Photo for the chance to win an RSA book and feature on our website. Post […]

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The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint one combined Book Review/Regular Editor and one Early Career Editor to its flagship journal, Regional Studies. Book Review/Regular Editor (one position available) This is a combined role. As a Book Review Editor, the successful candidate will manage the commissioning, review and acceptance process for book reviews submitted to […]

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The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint one Early Career Editor to the journal, Territory, Politics, Governance. 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 31st August 2021. The Early Career Editor will join the […]

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The Regional Studies Association and Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section seek to appoint an Early Career Editor to the journal, Spatial Economic Analysis. 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 […]

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Planning in a Pandemic In February 1994, as newly elected Chair of the RSA Board, Professor Mark Hart (Aston University) introduced the principle of development planning. Since then, the Association has had six Development Plans. These documents are important to us. They set the direction of travel for both the Board and importantly for the […]

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Welcome to Paula Prenzel, the newest member of the RSA Research Committee   Paula Prenzel is Assistant Professor of Regional Development at the University of Greifswald, Germany and leads a junior research group on the role of population structure in local economic development. She is particularly interested in how changes in population size and composition […]

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We are pleased to launch our global Call for Evidence (CfE) as part of our Regional Studies Association Policy Expo. With technological advances and regulatory changes paving the way for the potential widespread introduction of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C/AVs) into the built environment, there are new challenges and opportunities being faced by national, regional […]

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We are happy to present our fifth publication in the Regional Studies Policy Impact Books Series – Putting Universities in their Place: An evidence based approach to understanding the contribution of higher education to local and regional development. Authors:  Louise Kempton is Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), […]

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Summary by Jennifer Day, The University of Melbourne (and co-organisers) Network Aims:  APCUS-SP aims to generate collaboration between academics and practitioners during the acute phases of humanitarian response fore cities in the South Pacific, and also in the less-acute planning Lifespan: APCUS-SP started in May 2018, and though we are wrapping up funded activities, but […]

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We would like to welcome Jason Deegan, our new social media editor for our open access journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science Jason Deegan is a PhD candidate and Research Fellow at the University of Stavanger, where his research focus on Regional Innovation Policy is applied to the area of Smart Specialisation. Jason received his Master […]

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We would like to welcome our new social media editor for Spatial Economic Analysis, Jan Ditzen. Jan is originally from Germany, but spent most of his professional life outside of Germany in areas with a strong regional emphasis, namely Scotland and South Tyrol. Since summer 2020, he has been a Forschungsassistent (Postdoc) at the Free […]

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Thirty learned societies, including the RSA, have recently signed a response (coordinated by the Academy of Social Sciences) to the UKRI announcement on funding research supported by Official Development Assistance. Find out more details and the full statement here https://www.acss.org.uk/news/academy-responds-to-ukri-announcements-on-funding-cuts/

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Organisers:  Hulya Arik – University of Toronto, Scarborough Secil Dagtas – University of Waterloo Johanna Reynolds – York University The Regional Studies Research Network, Politics of Displacement, Identity and Urban Citizenship in Migratory Contexts, organized a workshop in Lyon, France, June 26-27, 2018, titled Displacement, Transnational Mobility, and Religious Realities. It focused largely on religion […]

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We would like to welcome our new Blog Editor, Brady Reid. Born and raised and currently living on the west coast of Newfoundland in eastern Canada, Brady maintains a strong commitment to his hometown and the surrounding rural region. This connection to his community permeates his work as an emerging rural scholar to ensure that […]

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We are committed to supporting students and early career researchers and below are some of the many initiatives that we offer to develop students and early career researchers’ careers, influence and research. We remain committed to supporting our members and the wider regional research community through knowledge exchange, webinars, publications and micro grant funding. To […]

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The Regional Studies Association commissioned a grant to develop a risk/recovery regional index. The research is led by: Prof. Terry Clower, Director, Center for Regional Analysis, Northern Virginia Chair and Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University, USA Prof. Emeritus Will Rifkin, University of Newcastle, Australia Mr Jacob Irving, University of South Australia, Australia Dr […]

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The Regional Studies Association would like to congratulate the RSA Ambassador to India, Ajith Kaliyath on his appointment as Urban Chair Professor at Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA). Dr. Kaliyath is a Human Geographer and Urban and Regional Planner who led the process of launching the RSA India Division in April 2017.

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Read our journals with an RSA membership RSA member benefits include access to our five journals. Below is a taster of content from each journal – the most read articles of 2020.  RSA members can access these articles through the RSA Lounge. Not yet a member? Join today. Most read articles of 2020 Regional Studies […]

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In a recent RSA Professional Development Webinar the eZine Regions Editor Eduardo Oliveira (Department of Geography, University of Kiel, Germany) and the out-going editor of the RSA Blog Joshua Barrett (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and University of Guelph, Canada) highlighted benefits and top tips when using non-standard academic platforms to reach wider audiences. View the webinar […]

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The Regional Studies Association (RSA) offers a variety of benefits to its members, ranging from access to latest research and publications, funding schemes, networking and publishing opportunities, discounts on publications to capacity building and career development opportunities. Joining the RSA also supports the work of the Association and allows us to support researchers the world […]

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Congratulations to Laura James, Aalborg University, Denmark our first winner of an e-reader in our RSA Hub app prize draw.  Laura was chosen at random from the first 100 downloads of RSA Hub. There are still two chances to win an e-reader, so why not download RSA Hub from your app store, not only can […]

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Sign up for an RSA membership before midnight on the 12th February 2021 and you can participate in our Free Book Offer, where you can get a free book worth up to £90.  See below for a full list of the books available. Please be aware that there are a limited number of free books […]

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The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint an Editor for its popular Blog which has been running since 2010. The Blog provides a platform for the RSA and its community to share short, engaging articles on research and the latest developments in the field. The key responsibilities of the Blog Editor are: To manage […]

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