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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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We would like to welcome Tanya Chandra as our new RSA Student Representative Board Member. Tanya is a PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich. She is part of the Urban-Rural Systems team at Future Cities Laboratory, focused on capturing the different territorial transformation taking place across Monsoon Asia. Her doctoral work focuses […]

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The Regional Studies Association are delighted to announce the appointment of the new RSA Fellows (FeRSA) for 2021. RSA Fellows are individual members who have been continuous members for a minimum of 5 years and who have also been defined as “active members”. This means that they have contributed to the life of the Association […]

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Policy Expo: Accommodating Connected and Autonomous Vehicles The Regional Studies Association has commissioned a Policy Expo to examine local and regional responses to connected and autonomous vehicles. The research will be led by: Ed Ferrari, Sheffield Hallam University (UK) Stephen Parkes, Sheffield Hallam University (UK) Rebecca Powell, Arup (UK) Marc Schlossberg, University of Oregon (US) […]

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Eduardo Oliveira is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (with the aim of Habilitation) at the Economic Geography Working Group of the Department of Geography at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany. He teaches evolutionary economic geography and the interlinkage between sustainability principles and economic geography paradigms. His prime scientific interests are within the fields of spatial planning instruments […]

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The Association seeks a leading and impactful role for its community, to inform and influence policy and practice in creative and ambitious ways. The aim is to support Expos addressing issues that are important, current and having an impact on society. These Expos will investigate how the communities of regional studies, regional science, urban studies […]

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Regional Studies is a leading international journal covering the development of theories and concepts, empirical analysis and policy debate in the field of regional studies. The journal publishes original research spanning the economic, social, political and environmental dimensions of urban and regional (subnational) change. The distinctive purpose of Regional Studies is to connect insights across intellectual disciplines in […]

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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 […]

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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; […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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