Microsoft has discontinued support for Internet Explorer, which means it doesn't use modern web technologies, and some pages won't display correctly.
We recommend using Google Chrome for the best viewing experience.

News Categories: Announcement

Reading time: 2 minutes

The Covid-19 global pandemic has had a severe impact on every aspect of society, transforming everyday living, curtailing local movement and international mobility, disrupting labor and the functioning of the economy, altering how cities are managed and governed, and exacerbating social and spatial inequalities. Cities and their hinterlands have been the epicenters of the resulting […]

Reading time: 1 minutes

The RSA Submits Response to UKRI Open Access Review 26 May 2020 The RSA has made an extensive response to the UKRI Open Access Review, the outcome of which will determine open access policies for the UK Research Councils and inform the requirements for outputs submitted to the REF after REF2021. Full information about the […]

Reading time: 1 minutes

Applying for a research grant is time consuming and sometimes frustrating. With application deadlines looming, we are calling the Regional Studies Community to share your top tips for a successful application. Please send us a short video (no longer than 2 minutes) recorded on your phone with your top tips for a successful grant application. […]

Profile - Paul Benneworth
Reading time: 7 minutes

It’s hard to believe that our wonderful friend and colleague has passed away so suddenly and untimely this week. I knew Paul for 24 years and worked with him in one form or another over almost all of that period. His loss is a huge personal blow for his family and friends, but also an […]

Reading time: 4 minutes

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing this week of Paul Benneworth on Tuesday 12th May. Paul was a long-time friend of the Regional Studies Association, a great contributor to our journals and our governance and he will be greatly missed. Paul passed away in his sleep and our thoughts are […]

Reading time: 2 minutes

A message from the RSRS Early Career Section editors: Sabrina Lai, Marijana Sumpor, Rhiannon Pugh, Declan Jordan & Marcin Dąbrowski On 12 of May 2020 we found out that Paul Benneworth passed away. This news shocked and saddened us deeply. Paul was our colleague in the Regional Studies, Regional Science editorial team and a friend […]

Reading time: 22 minutes

This document was submitted to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee Inquiry on the progress of devolution in England. Neil Lee explains “Devolution is a central concern to the RSA’s international membership base. This submission to the HCLG select committee draws on this expertise and provides advice on progress on devolution in England.” Please […]

Reading time: 2 minutes

The RSA recognizes that grant holders on all our research schemes may need to change their schedule and dissemination plan and to move to online meetings and virtual activities. Because our primary concern is for the health and wellbeing of our community, through this statement, we are updating the grant guidelines for our funding (Research […]

Reading time: 3 minutes

Rachel Franklin is professor of geographical analysis in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. She is a population geographer who works at the intersection of demographic change and spatial analysis. Her most recent research projects have focused on the geography of […]

Reading time: 1 minutes

Within these unprecedented times, we feel that it is important to remember to celebrate the research and work that has been carried out in regional studies and its related fields, including urban and rural studies, city-regions and interstitial spaces. Thus we have decided to extend the deadline for nominations until 21st May 2020. Nominations (both self-nominations […]

Reading time: 6 minutes

Dear RSA Community, Friends and Colleagues, During these unprecedented times, it is of upmost importance that we all follow the guidelines that ensure to keep ourselves and others safe. For many of us that currently means that we work from home with limited interactions to the outside world, which in turn significantly limits the possibility for […]

Reading time: 1 minutes

A new policy briefing on the Northern Powerhouse has just been published on the CURDS website, derived from an academic paper published online yesterday in Territory, Politics, Governance Governing uneven development: the Northern Powerhouse as a ‘state spatial strategy’ by Danny MacKinnon. You can read the Policy Briefing here.

Reading time: 1 minutes

The RSA is committed to supporting the global community in researching and disseminating evidence about how regions, cities and industry are dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus. We are collating a multi-disciplinary resource on research and evidence for the current crisis and its impact on regions, cities and industry.  Please have a look at our […]

Reading time: 2 minutes

The RSA Research Network on Politics of Displacement, Identity and Urban Citizenship in Migratory Contexts organised an event: Participatory Action Research and Ethnographic Theatre: I Am Rohingya: Staging a Genocide, a presentation by Yusuf Zine held on March 10, 2020 in Toronto, Canada. Organisers: Hulya Arik is an assistant professor at the Human Geography at […]

Reading time: 3 minutes

Robert Bowen is a Lecturer in International Entrepreneurship at the School of Management at Swansea University, and has previously held academic positions at Aberystwyth University, where he developed the Welsh language programme of Business studies, and the University of Nantes, France. He also currently holds a position of Visiting Lecturer at Audencia Business School in […]

Reading time: 2 minutes

COVID-19 and the Regional Studies Association community We are all facing great uncertainty at the present time as we adapt to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cities and regions are now very different places across most parts of the world. Those of us studying, researching and analysing urban and regional change will never […]

Image - Ron Martin
Reading time: 3 minutes

Dear RSA Member and the wider community As the Coronavirus pandemic has spread across the globe, albeit unevenly from country to country, so our universities, colleges and institutes have closed. Many of you, like me, will be trying to work at home, physically isolated from our colleagues and associates.  Working from home under current circumstances […]

Reading time: 3 minutes

We are pleased to announce the winners of our Fellowship Research Grant Scheme (FeRSA) and we are looking forward to working with them. Please read more about their projects below. Elvira Uyarra, University of Manchester, UK Constructing markets for new path development. The role of the state.  The aim of this project is to understand the role […]

Reading time: 2 minutes

The coronavirus crisis presents significant challenges, of which the most pressing is health and wellbeing. During the period of the crisis it is likely that people who contribute to the workings of the RSA journals will need to adjust their daily lives in order to care for children, family members or to help others out. […]

Reading time: 2 minutes

On 13th March 2020, in a virtual meeting, the Board of the Regional Studies Association took the difficult decision that the Annual Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia cannot go ahead as planned in June. This decision was taken in the light of the evolving situation relating to coronavirus and in close consultation with the local organising team. […]

Reading time: 2 minutes

16TH – 17TH JANUARY – 2020, GRAN SASSO SCIENCE INSTITUTE, ITALY Proceedings The proceedings are based on the presentations, discussions and keynote speakers’ lectures that took place in the workshop on International and Internal Migration: Challenges and Opportunities in Europe that was organized by Gran Sasso Science Institute, (GSSI) in Italy and was funded by […]

Reading time: 1 minutes

Regions examines the prime issues affecting our cities and urban regions.  CALL FOR ARTICLES!  “Urban & Regional responses to Climate Emergency Cities and urban regions are major contributors to climate change, but they can also offer a part of the solution. Landscape conservation strategies, green-infrastructure management and restoration of urban forest etc., may mitigate the effects of […]

Reading time: 1 minutes

We are honoured to announce that the Sir Peter Hall Award for Contribution to the Field goes to Professor Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto, Canada. The Sir Peter Hall Award is not only given to recognise the intellectual contribution of Professor Gertler in terms of his leading ideas, but also for his […]

We use cookies to improve your website experience. To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy. By closing this message, you are consenting to our use of cookies.