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News Categories: RSA Blog

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Regional and urban sustainability transitions was the theme of the 2022 RSA Winter conference, set at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, London, after a two-years break due to the pandemic. Sustainability transitions is a term used to describe the radical and structural shifts in socio-technical and socio-ecological systems that need take place to overcome the […]

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November 2022 was a month filled with news and hopes about climate action. The 17th United Nations Climate Change Youth Conference (COY17) was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from November 2 to 4, 2022, right before the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27). COY invites youth from around the globe to discuss […]

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This study captures the twin process of urbanisation and real estate growth in India as inextricably linked process affecting the urban development and management of resources and spatial planning. The aim here is to examine the possible implications of COVID-19 pandemic and the process of recovery and revival of real estate sector in India.   […]

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Ethnobotany, at its most visible for the tourist, can be seen in local botanical gardens and ethnography museums. Consider for example, the Ljubljana Botanical Garden, Slovenia, established in 1810 and containing more than 4500 species, or the onion museum in Roscoff, France, whilst a seaweed collection company in Roscoff provides an example of entrepreneurship that […]

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Este blog forma parte de la serie “Perspectivas Latinoamericanas en Estudios Regionales” y fue publicado en inglés y español. English version.   Al igual que durante el período colonial, la incorporación más reciente de América Latina a los flujos comerciales de la economía mundial se ha centrado principalmente en los recursos naturales. El superciclo de […]

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This blog is part of the “Latin American Perspectives in Regional Studies” series and was published in both Spanish and English. La version en español.   Much like during the colonial period, Latin America’s more recent incorporation into the trade flows of the global economy has been primarily focused on natural resources. The super cycle […]

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To read the full paper on Brexit disruption and transborder leadership, click here.   Across borders in the UK and mainland Europe, relationship-building activity that aims to stimulate problem solving and the co-creation of innovative projects and programmes has been a long-standing and important feature of city and regional development.   Grand challenges and leadership […]

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Este blog forma parte de la serie “Perspectivas Latinoamericanas en Estudios Regionales” y fue publicado en inglés y español. English version.   Las ciudades tienen enormes ventajas en cuanto al acceso a los servicios, las oportunidades de empleo, los insumos de producción y la difusión de conocimientos. La influencia de las ciudades en el desarrollo […]

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This blog is part of the “Latin American Perspectives in Regional Studies” series and was published in both Spanish and English. La version en español.   Cities have tremendous advantages in terms of access to services, job opportunities, production inputs and knowledge diffusion. The influence of cities on people development should take into account two […]

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The blog post is based on the article “Can decentralization help address poverty and social exclusion in Europe?” published in Territory, Politics, Governance. This research benefited from a Regional Studies Association Membership Research Grant (MeRSA) awarded to Vassilis Tselios.   More than 20% of the European Union (EU) population are at-risk-of poverty or social exclusion. […]

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This blog is part of the “Latin American Perspectives in Regional Studies” series and was published in both Spanish and English. La version en español.   The subject of fiscal, political and administrative decentralisation remains a part of the discussion about the regional economy since it is hoped distinct decentralisation processes will contribute to a […]

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Este blog forma parte de la serie “Perspectivas Latinoamericanas en Estudios Regionales” y fue publicado en inglés y español. English version.   El tema de la descentralización fiscal, política, y administrativa permanece dentro del debate de la economía regional ya que se espera que los distintos procesos de descentralización contribuyan a una distribución de la […]

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(English below) De la editora invitada, Dra. Alejandra Trejo-Nieto Como parte de los esfuerzos de la Asociación de Estudios Regionales para diversificar su contenido y publicaciones, como el Blog RSA, e incluir diferentes perspectivas para llegar a una audiencia más amplia, se lanzó una convocatoria especial para este blog titulada “Perspectivas latinoamericanas en estudios regionales”. […]

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Covid-19 outbreak has affected mostly people in the second half of their lives, at risk of isolation and loneliness; indeed, the impact of the pandemic was even more severe for the well-being of the elderly. Such a recent event has to be framed within the challenge of the demographic increase of people aged 65 years […]

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After 70 years of reign, the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022 has generated considerable public interest and has reignited debates on the value of the monarchy. This article reflects on the impact of the royal family on UK tourism, nationally and regionally and the potential socio-economic legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. […]

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There is a clear consensus amongst both academic commentators and the professional community in England that current arrangements for strategic planning are inadequate. The abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies (RSS) between 2010-2013 opened a gap between national and local levels which has not been adequately filled. Instead, a complex patchwork of institutional and policy forms […]

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The growing dominance of cities in our world appears to be inevitable as nowadays the majority of the world’s population lives in cities. Cities not only quantitatively outnumber but are also qualitatively outperforming all other places. This cosmopolitan urban future is, however, increasingly challenged by villagism.   Many big cities profited from neoliberal policies introduced […]

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Article 174 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union recognizes “a particular attention” to mountainous areas and encourages dedicated measures for these territories via the European Cohesion Policy. This article reflects on the impacts of the 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy on mountain areas, and it introduces its opportunities over the 2021-2027 programming period. […]

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This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house ~Audre Lorde From colonialism to market-based economy, capitalism has wreaked havoc of unimaginable scale. Largely driven by a quest […]

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This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    During the COVID-19 pandemic, select regions around the globe formed ‘travel/quarantine bubbles’ with imposed hard borders such as the ‘Trans-Tasman Bubble’ involving New Zealand and Australia and the […]

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This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    There is a significant body of research on Dynamic Capabilities (DC), but little is known about how Public Sector Organizations (PSOs) build these capabilities. In this article we […]

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This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Mexico has vast cultural, geographical, and economic features across its regions. Since the NAFTA was signed by the United States, Mexico, and Canada, foreign investment and industry have […]

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This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are increasingly used as spatial policy instruments for regional and industrial development in countries of the Global South. While they used to be seen […]

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This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    If the American West could be defined by one characteristic, it would be aridity. Water quantity and quality deficiencies perennially frame development controversies across the West– particularly in […]

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