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Unexpected Impacts of Uneven Regional Economic Development: Newspapers

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Anthony Frigon is a PhD Candidate in Geography at UCLA. He is interested in the relationship between industrial dynamics, labor and firm mobility, and regional economic development. His current projects focus on the role of technological proximity in agglomeration settings and spatial knowledge sourcing for multi-locational firms in Canada and the United States. The recent […]

RSA 2019 Student and Early Career Conference Report

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The RSA 2019 student and early career conference was held in the University of Lincoln, where we were welcomed by Dr Gary Bosworth and his colleagues from the School of Geography and the Lincoln International Business School. They shared some of their work, with a focus on designing and carrying out research for policy impact. […]

The RSA and RSA Europe at #EURegionsWeek 2019

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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 EU Cohesion Policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. Over the years, the event has grown into the key event on […]

Congratulations to our very first RSA ‘Member of the Month’

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We are delighted to introduce the inaugural RSA Member of the Month (August 2019), our initiative designed to celebrate the work and achievements of our membership. We are even more delighted to have Professor Alan Townsend as our first Member of the Month, who has been a member of the RSA since 1968! ALAN TOWNSEND […]

Response to the BEIS Committee Inquiry

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Contributors comprise: Professor David Bailey (University of Birmingham); Professor Lisa De Propris (University of Birmingham); Dr Felicia Fai (Bath University); Sally Hardy (CEO, Regional Studies Association); Paul Hildreth (UCL); Professor Ron Martin (University of Cambridge); Professor Philip McCann (University of Sheffield); Professor Raquel Ortega Argilés (University of Birmingham); and Dr Philip Tomlinson (Bath University). We respond […]

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Regional Studies Association Response to the BEIS Committee Inquiry into regional investment and growth

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Contributors comprise: Professor David Bailey (University of Birmingham); Professor Lisa De Propris (University of Birmingham); Dr Felicia Fai (Bath University); Sally Hardy (CEO, Regional Studies Association); Paul Hildreth (UCL); Professor Ron Martin (University of Cambridge); Professor Philip McCann (University of Sheffield); Professor Raquel Ortega Argilés (University of Birmingham); and Dr Philip Tomlinson (Bath University). We […]

Brexit Metaphor

Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

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Significant increase in number of SMEs concerned about Brexit, especially innovators and exporters This press release was published here. The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that view Brexit as a major obstacle to success has increased significantly since the referendum, according to research published in the journal Regional Studies by Ross Brown and […]

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Opportunities and Support for Students and Early Career Researchers

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We are committed to support students and early career researchers and following below are some of the many initiatives that we offer to help grow students and early career researchers’ careers, influence and research. 7th Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy for PhD Students & Early Career Researchers – 17th European Week of Regions and […]

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The Regional Studies FREE Winter Offer

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We are aware that sometimes the system is not cooperating with our free offer code. Please be reassured that we will manually update your records and push your membership through as soon as feasible. If in doubt, please email Alex directly.  Use the code: FREEOFFER Ever thought about joining the RSA but are not sure […]

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Thank you!

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We’d love to say thank you very much for being part of the Regional Studies Association Community during the past year. Every day of each year we are proud to support you with latest research, funding schemes, networking and publishing opportunities and spaces to grow your research, careers and influence. And 2018 has been no […]

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Season's Greetings from the Chair

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Dear RSA friends and colleagues, How time flies when one is the Chair of the Regional Studies Association….. Let me share with you some of our many activities, innovations and achievements in 2018: We have revamped our Members’ Magazine, Regions which is now freely accessible for all to read as an online magazine (e-Zine). Managed […]

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Planned maintenance - Member's Lounge now available again

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Member’s Lounge is now available again.  Please email me if you are having any difficulties logging in. Due to planned electrical works, the Member’s Lounge will be unavailable from: Friday 21st December, 11:59 pm (GMT) until Sunday 23rd  December 2018, 10:00 am (GMT). We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Invitations for applications for Special Sessions – 2019 RSA Annual Conference in Santiago de Compostela

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We are now inviting applications for the 2019 Annual Conference Special Sessions.  We encourage you to submit and/or participate in a Special Session, as they are are great way to have a focused discussion, giving you the opportunity to meet others who may share your research interests. There are two types of Special Sessions, with both open […]

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Welcome to Ida Musialkowska

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The RSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Ida Musialkowska as the second RSA Ambassador to Poland. Ida is an Associate Professor, Department of European Studies, Poznan University of Economics and Business and an Expert at the European Commission, DG Regio, Research Executive Agency. She will work alongside our existing RSA Ambassador and Chair […]

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Welcome to Sabine Dörry, our new Ambassador to Luxembourg

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The RSA is delighted to announce that the new Ambassador to Luxembourg is Sabine Dörry. Sabine is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning at the University of Luxembourg. She is also a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Research Cluster ‘Transformation & Society’ at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic […]

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Regional Studies Association - the animation (and other videos)

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In case you were wondering what regional studies is all about, and what it is that the Regional Studies Association does, we have made a short animation to explain it all… Some of our members have also contributed to our video series on regional studies. Watch the first instalment ‘Regions Uncovered’ Watch the second instalment […]

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RSA Summer College 2018 – A message from the trailblazers

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Stefania Fiorentino, Tasos Kitsos and Silvia Rocchetta, students at the first RSA summer college 2018 (#rsasummercollege2018) provide their views and experience of the event. Five days of learning, exchanging ideas and networking at the wonderful environment of the University of Cagliari under the auspices of the Regional Studies Association. Do sign-up for it next year! […]

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Forthcoming deadlines for RSA Grants Schemes

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The RSA has allocated financial resources to support its members and offers a range of funding opportunities to suit different career stages. These opportunities provide members with the chance to apply for financial help to support their research, run networking events, receive awards for excellence and help towards the costs of travel to attend non-RSA events […]

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WE ARE HIRING: Conference and Events Officer

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CONFERENCE AND EVENTS OFFICER  The Regional Studies Association (RSA) is a global learned society, membership organisation and network acting as a focal point for academics in the fields of geography, economics, political science and planning and for policymakers and practitioners working in rural and urban research, development and policy. Our methods of working are via […]

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Why is the European Week of Regions and Cities so important?

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#EURegionsWeek Registration Deadline: 28th September 2018 The European Week of Regions and Cities 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 prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. Over 170 working sessions, networking events and […]

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#EURegionsWeek 2018: Registration is now open

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Registration Deadline: 28th September 2018 Come to Brussels from 8 to 11 October to change your perspective and get inspired! Over 170 working sessions, networking events and project visits will be organised in Brussels as part the 16th European Week of Regions and Cities. Under the headline ‘For a strong EU Cohesion Policy beyond 2020’, the European […]

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REGIONAL STUDIES Social Media and Papers Editor – Call for Expressions of Interest

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REGIONAL STUDIES – Call for Expressions of Interest for a Social Media and Papers Editor July 2018 The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint a Social Media and Papers Editor for Regional Studies. Regional Studies has a significant circulation footprint and far-reaching impact. It is distributed and promoted with its RSA sister journals, Territory, Politics, Governance; Spatial […]

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Fragile Governance – rethinking local economic development from Latin American peripheral regions

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A new Regions and Cities book, Fragile Governance and Local Economic Development edited by Sergio Montero and Karen Chapple was published by Routledge on the 17th August 2018.  This book uses the idea of “fragile governance” to rethink the relationship between governance and local economic development from the experience of small cities and peripheral regions of Latin […]

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Universities and Regional Economic Development - New Regions and Cities series book published

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We have had a sneak preview of a forthcoming Cities and Regions book edited by Paul Benneworth.

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