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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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Applications are now sought for the 2023 RSA Policy Expo grant funding scheme. We seek proposals that, while ambitious in advancing the field, target policy-relevant questions and envisage avenues to influence policy and practice. The Policy Expo initiative is worth up to £15,000 (c.$19,000; c. €16,800) to successful teams aiming to connect their work and wider communities to societal questions […]

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The RSA is pleased to announce the publication of our 9th Policy Impact book – COVID-19 and informal workers in Asian cities: Impact, response, and implications for urban recovery edited by Redento B. Recio, Kazi Nazrul Fattah, Nausheen H. Anwar, Noman Ahmed, Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Michele Acuto, Ian Jayson Hecita and Shiva Nouri.   As COVID-19 took hold across […]

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The RSA is pleased to announce the appointment of a new RSA Ambassador to Norway. Maria Tsouri is Associate Professor in Innovation and Regional Development at the Mohn Centre for Innovation and Regional Development, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Maria has had strong engagement with RSA over time, is a Fellow of the RSA and was the recipient […]

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All RSA members are aware that our long-time and esteemed CEO, Sally Hardy will be stepping down at the end of March 2024. We will be celebrating Sally’s many and valued contributions in due course, but in the meantime the Board of the RSA have commenced a search for her replacement. In the past, the […]

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The RSA is pleased to announce the appointment of a new RSA Ambassador to Slovakia. Oliver Rafaj is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Regional Development at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia. Oliver has previously worked as a Spatial Planner, a Junior Analyst in the Institute for Strategy and Analysis (ISA) in Slovakia […]

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The RSA is delighted to announce the new Editor-in-Chief of our journal Spatial Economic Analysis is Ugo Fratesi of Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Congratulations Ugo! Professor Fratesi has been involved with various roles in a large number of research project, especially at European level, financed by the Espon programme, FP5, FP7, Horizon 2020 and the […]

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Watch as David Bailey, Editor in Chief of Regional Studies, presents the 2023 Regional Studies Best Paper Award to Domenica Panzera and Paolo Postiglione, both of the University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, for their paper entitled: ‘The impact of regional inequality on economic growth: a spatial econometric approach‘ https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2021.1910228

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We are delighted to be able to share this year’s Best paper and Best Referee winners. In the list below, you can see the winners, links to the publications, and links to the online recordings.   Regional Studies Best Paper Domenica Panzera, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy Paolo Postiglione, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy The impact of […]

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