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We are delighted that a Best Paper Award for the RSA Blog has been established. We are happy to announce, for the very first time, the winners for the Best Paper for a Blog submitted in 2020; and the Best Paper Award for a Blog in our 2021 Student Summer Series. Best RSA Blog 2020 […]

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The RSA Office team is sending all members, partners, our board and committees and the wider community sincere thanks for your support and engagement with us over the course of the year. As 2021 draws to a close, here are some dates for your new 2022 diaries. You can also sign up to receive our […]

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Best Referees Award David Bailey, University of Birmingham, UK and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal has awarded the Regional Studies Best Referee Awards to: MARCO BELLANDI, University of Florence, Italy ROBERT HASSINK, University of Kiel, Germany ERICA SANTINI, University of Trento, Italy Best Paper Regional Studies David Bailey, University of Birmingham, UK and the Editor-in-Chief of […]

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The RSA is pleased to support the 44th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International. The conference will be held hybrid 6th-7th December 2021 in Melbourne and focus on ‘Risk! The Challenge of Managing Risks to Regional Futures’. The RSA is sponsoring a plenary by Professor Robert Hassink, (Kiel University, […]

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We would like to welcome our new Early Career representative to the RSA Board, Vanessa Guerra. We are looking forward to working with Vanessa and are excited about her ideas for the RSA student and EC community. I am excited to start collaborating under this new role and to work on creating opportunities to support […]

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The RSA offers a great choice of 30-45 minute long Professional Development Webinar recordings. RSA members have exclusive access to these resources through the RSA Lounge.   Available Professional Development Resources Our Professional Development Webinar Resources include sessions on the following topics (please click on each to learn more about all sessions available in each […]

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We are happy to announce that the Best Book Award 2021 has been awarded to: Cities and Regions in Crisis – The Political Economy of Sub-National Economic Development – MARTIN JONES, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Designate, Staffordshire University, UK Joan Fitzgerald, Northeastern University, USA and the Editor-in-Chief of the RSA’s Regions and Cities Book Series […]

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Best Referees Award Klaus Dodds, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and the Editor-in-Chief of the Territory, Politics, Governance Journal has announced the winners of the Best Referee Award: COLIN FLINT, Utah State University, USA GUNILLA OLSSON, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Best Paper  Award for papers published in 2020  Chih Yuan Woon, National University of Singapore, Singapore and […]

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Watch the TPG Annual Lecture Recording: “Just Sustainabilities in Policy, Planning and Practice” with Speaker: Julian Agyeman (Tufts University, USA) and Chair: Klaus Dodds (Royal Holloway University of London, UK).

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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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Watch the RSA AGM presentation by Sally Hardy:

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Watch the RSA Presidential Address presented at the RSA AGM by John Agnew (UCLA, USA):

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Paul Elhorst, University of Groningen, The Netherlands and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal has announced the winners of the Spatial Economic Analysis Awards: Best Paper Award for papers published in 2020  Global spatial economic interaction: knowledge spillover or technical diffusion? – XUN ZHANG, Beijing Normal University, China & Shanghai Finance Institute, China; GUANGHUA WAN, Chongqing Technology and Business University, […]

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Michael Dunford, IGSNRR, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Managing Editor of the Journal has announced the winners of the Area Development and Policy Awards: Best Paper Award for papers published in 2020  The iron Silk Road: how important is it? – PÉTER BUCSKY, University of Pécs, Hungary Best Referee Award  MATT GLASSER, Centre for Urban Law […]

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Watch the Regional Studies, Regional Science Annual Lecture Recording: Urban Mobility and Street Network Science, with Speaker: Geoff Boeing, (University of Southern California, USA) and Chair: Franziska Sielker (University of Cambridge, UK).

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Watch the Regional Studies Annual Lecture Recording: Infrastructural Optimism: Case Studies for Systems-based Urban Design, with Speaker: Linda Samuels (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) and Chair: Jennifer Clark (The Ohio State University, USA).

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Watch the SEA Annual Lecture Recording: A minimum disruption approach to disaster analysis, with Speakers: Manfred Lenzen (The University of Sydney, Australia ) and Mengyu Li (The University of Sydney, Australia), with Chair: Paul Elhorst (University of Groningen, The Netherlands).  

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Watch the ADP Annual Lecture Recording: Coalitions & alliances: understanding their contribution to urban transformation, with Speaker: Diana Mitlin (University of Manchester, UK);  Discussants: Lalitha Kamath (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India) and Susan Parnell (University of Bristol, UK/University of Cape Town, South Africa); and Chair: Ivan Turok (South African NRF Research Chair in City-Region […]

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The RSA is committed to supporting students and early career researchers via career development training and opportunities, knowledge exchange, webinars, publications and micro grant funding. Below are some of the many initiatives that we offer to develop students and early career researchers’ careers, influence and research. To  stay up to date with RSA and RSA […]

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Engaging Citizens in Research: Design, Methods and Data, 26 May 2021 This was the second workshop organised by the Regional Studies Association Research Network on Citizen Entrepreneurship (RSARNCE). The recording of this session is now available here: The main objectives were: Identify, discuss and develop different approaches to doing research involving citizens in varied communities […]

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The Regional Studies Association is delighted to announce another publication in its Regional Studies Policy Impact Books Series. 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 In […]

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We are happy to announce the winners for the Best Paper from each of our journals for issues published in 2020. These awards were selected by the editors of each journal. We would like to congratulate to all our winners and look forward to celebrating their awards at our Virtual Awards Ceremony. We would also […]

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We are delighted to be able to announce this year’s RSA journals Best Referee awards for journal issues published in 2020. Our awards acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the research and editorial fields of regional studies, crossing thematic and disciplinary fields. Scientific journals publishing peer-reviewed articles depend heavily on the scientific referees. In addition to […]

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Spatial Foresight is a private consultancy and independent think tank in the area of European territorial policies and research. Most importantly, it is a multi-national and interdisciplinary team. It has its main office in Heisdorf (Luxembourg) and branch offices in Berlin (Germany) and Paris (France). The fields of activity bring together territorial development and policy […]

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