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  Dr. Ajith Kaliyath is a Human Geographer and Urban and Regional Planner. Dr. Kaliyath holds a PhD in Land as a Critical Ecological Resource for Sustainable Cities from Queen’s University Belfast, UK. Considering the transferable skills acquired by him during his PhD, Dr. Kaliyath had been awarded ‘Researcher Plus’ award by Queen’s University Belfast. […]

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Smart specialisation, the mainstay of the EU innovation policy for the past decade, comes under sharp scrutiny in a new book launched today, 26 September, at the EU Joint Research Centre, in Seville. Based on the idea that the state supports developing technologies and innovation by nurturing the capabilities and specialisms within regions, smart specialisation […]

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We are delighted to be able to announce this year’s RSA journals Best Paper and Best Referee awards for journal issues published in 2018. Our awards acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the research and editorial fields of regional studies, crossing thematic and disciplinary fields. We would like to congratulate to all our winners and look […]

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We are proud to announce the Routledge Best Book Award 2019: Geopolitics of the Knowledge-Based Economy by Sami Moisio The Awards ceremony will take place at the President’s Event on 14th November 2019 in London, UK. We live in the era of the knowledge-based economy, and this has major implications for the ways in which states, cities and […]

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We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2019 RSA Student and Early Career Awards. The Regional Studies Association Awards Committee have determined that all the winners have made an original and outstanding contribution to the field of regional studies. The Awards Ceremony will take place at the President’s Event to be held din London on 14th November […]

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We are happy to share some exciting news with the RSA community. Dr. Anne-Marie T. Jeannet – RSA member and Research Fellow at the Dondena Center for Social Dynamics and Public Policy, Bocconi University, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. We are very proud to say that Anne-Marie used her RSA Early Career grant […]

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Folasade Odekunle is a doctoral student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is also a Lecturer  in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) at Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria  where she  served as  Pioneer coordinator  of the URP programme  for  3 years. She […]

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As happens every year, we ask our members to vote for the Best Book Award. Eligible books from two categories are shortlisted by the series editors: the categories are those books that have been published in the Regions and Cities Book Series; and the books reviewed in Regional Studies. For the 2019 Best Book Award, the editors have […]

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Organisers: Prof. C.  Patrick Heidkamp, Southern Connecticut State University Dr. John Morrissey, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick Dr. Catherine Chambers, University Centre of the Westfjords Coastal areas, despite only occupying a relatively small percentage of the Earth’s land-surface, provide more than one third of the globe’s value of ecosystem services. Coastal areas are also […]

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Organisers Marijn Molema, Fryske Akademy, Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, the Netherlands Arno van der Zwet, University of the West of Scotland, UK Martin Åberg, Centre for Regional Studies, University of Karlstad Sara Svensson, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University The past plays a crucial role in understanding, developing and implementing regional economic development […]

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Regional Studies paper – Industrial Inheritances: Makers, Relatedness and Materiality in New York and Chicago – wins The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)–Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 2019 Best Paper Award The Editorial Board of Regional Studies are delighted to acknowledge the achievements of Max Eisenburger, Marc Doussard, Laura Wolf-Powers, Greg Schrock & Stephen Marotta in being awarded the […]

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We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Association Excellence Awards 2019 in Best Association Team category.  We will look forward to attending the finals in October, where fingers crossed, we might win! Details of all the finalists can be found on the Association Excellence Awards web page https://associationexcellenceawards.co.uk/shortlist-2019/

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On 25th June we, along with Lisa de Propris (University of Birmingham) and representatives from Taylor and Francis, presented an ‘Evidence Pod’ at Westminster, as part of the Evidence Week organised by Sense about Science. The aim of the event was to brief members of Parliament and the House of Lords about important policy issues. […]

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Organisers: Martin Sokol, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Zoltán Gál, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary Dariusz Wójcik, University of Oxford, UK David Bassens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium The RSA Research Network on Financial Geographies has operated with RSA support under the auspices of the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo), launched in Oxford in 2015 (building on a […]

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Registration Deadline: Friday 27 September The European Week of Regions and Cities #EURegionsWeek is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union Cohesion Policy, and demonstrate the importance of the local and regional levels for good European governance. From 7 to 10 October 2019, […]

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RSA Early Career Grant Scheme This award is open to individual applicants in their early career (five years maximum between the date showing on the certificate and the application deadline). Applicants must be based within an eligible higher education institution and must be a current, early career member of the RSA. This grant aims to […]

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Organisers Dr. Jean-Paul Addie, Urban Studies Institute, Georgia State University (USA) Dr. Michael Glass, Urban Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh (USA) Dr. Jen Nelles, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Hunter College, City University of New York (USA) Details The RSA Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR) engages research at the intersection of infrastructure and regional studies. By […]

2019 Presidents Event
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We invite you to join us for dinner and our Annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate contributions to the field, both at personal and institutional levels. The President’s Event will be held on the evening of  14th November from 19.30pm at the Booker Suite in the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury.  The evening will begin with welcome drinks followed […]

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Regional Studies  Regional Studies is our flagship journal covering theoretical developments, empirical analysis and policy debates that stretch across the interdisciplinary fields of regional studies. It aims to systematically connect the insights from different disciplines  to help in the understanding of how and why regions and cities evolve.  It publishes original research spanning the economic,  social, […]

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RSA Europe’s Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College – Skills, Mobility and Entrepreneurship September 3rd to 6th, 2019 in Cagliari, Sardinia The application submission deadline has been extended to 9th July 2019. We hope this gives you some extra time to prepare your application. The RSA Europe’s Summer College has been established to focus on how ideas, theories, methods […]

2019 Presidents Event
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We invite you to join us for dinner and our Annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate contributions to the field, both at personal and institutional levels. The President’s Event will be held on the evening of  14th November from 19.30pm at the Booker Suite in the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury.  The evening will begin with welcome drinks followed […]

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Organisers Dr. Jean-Paul Addie, Urban Studies Institute, Georgia State University (USA) Dr. Michael Glass, Urban Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh (USA) Dr. Jen Nelles, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Hunter College, City University of New York (USA) Details The RSA Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR) engages research at the intersection of infrastructure and regional […]

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Established in 2015, this research network brings together scholars, policymakers and practitioners across Europe and beyond to provide a forum for debating current and emerging issues on European economic migration as well as fostering collaboration and expanding research opportunities. Main organisers of this research network are: Dr. Agnieszka Rydzik, Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln […]

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Watch the webinar recording featuring an RSA-sponsored new book Putting Universities in their Place: An evidence based approach to understanding the contribution of higher education to local and regional development: Speakers: Lucir Reinaldo Alves, Western Parana State University, Brazil; Louise Kempton, Newcastle University, UK;  Maria Conceição Rego, Evora University, Portugal Chair: Anne Rimmer, Policy Analyst […]

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