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We are happy to announce that a specially organised Students & Early Careers Knowledge Exchange Session will be held along with RSA’s forthcoming Global Conference in Brazil between 27th and 30th April. This Special Session, scheduled on the 28th April, is organised as one of a series of Students & Early Careers Social Events that […]

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This article is a guest post by Paul Braidford. He continues the discussion opened by his fellow editors at RSRS – Early Careers Papers Section, regarding the format and content of Early Career papers from the article length perspective. In the last RSRS Early Career blog, Sabrina Lai set out what the editors are looking […]

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On Monday 24 March 2014  the Regional Studies Association’s Research Network on EU Cohesion Policy, organised a highly successful workshop on the new cycle of EU cohesion policy 2014-2020 hosted jointly by the Institute for European Studies and Cosmopolis at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The programme put a strong emphasis on urban issues, with both […]

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Issue 4(2) of Regional Insights marked the end of a 4-year long successful history of publication of short articles from Early Career scholars. As in the myth of the Phoenix, that was actually not an end, but rather the beginning of a new ambitious project, since the magazine is now being substituted for a dedicated […]

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As part of our new communications strategy and objective of involving more RSA members in the Association’s actions, we are currently looking for RSA members with expertise in assessing the challenges and opportunities in the achievement of United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Between 3 February and 16 March 2014, UN DESA and UNDP are […]

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Europe 2020 2014-2020 European Structural & Investment Funds Changes of the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 3 (new) types of regions Focus through thematic objectives strengthening research, technological development and innovation; enhancing access to, and use and quality of, ICT; enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, of the agricultural sector (for the EAFRD) and of the fishery and […]

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This is a blog post by Paul Benneworth, covering the latest article in Regional Studies, Regional Science and the opportunities given by this new Open Access Journal.   New title in Regional Studies, Regional Science by Bazak Ozkul The regional studies paper I have been most interested in this week is Bazak Ozkul’s recently published […]

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Here at the RSA we are very happy to announce that the RSA 2014 European Conference schedule has been enriched by a new and innovative event: the Launch of our Students & Early Careers Social Events. This event will take place in conjunction with the RSA’s 2014 European Conference in Izmir, Turkey, 15-18 June 2014. RSA Students & […]

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Regional Studies 48 (1) – New Times, Shifting Places – marks the handover of Regional Studies to a new editorial team. Regional Studies performs a unique role in the integrated analysis of cities and regions, reflected in its growing popularity and status as the flagship journal for people studying regions.  The circumstances for regional research […]

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2014 announces itself to be a busy and exciting year for us, here at the RSA. Aside from all the exciting projects our members are working on, there is a whole set of events that have been announced and already confirmed for this year. If you want to register and/or submit an abstract, here you […]

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This week is an exciting one for us. The 2013 RSA International Conference is taking place at this moment in Los Angeles, and while that is happening, the first papers of the new Open Access journal Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS) are online. Featured also in the conference, RSRS is meant to open a new […]

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Professor Andrew Beer just published a short article on theconversation.com, focusing on the real impacts resulted from the decisions of large industry actors and the lack of preparedness of governments to deal with such impacts. The specific case to which Andrew is referring to is the decision of General Motors to stop manufacturing in Australia […]

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Photo: Marcin Dąbrowski One of our members, Marcin Dąbrowski is about to publish two short articles reporting the findings from his research financed with the RSA Early Career Grant, which examined – for the first time – the use of Financial Engineering Instruments (FEI), the innovative tools for supporting urban development as part of EU cohesion […]

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The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government launched his reform proposals to generally underwhelming degrees of debate on the 12th October 2012 and a year later the Oireachtas is considering these reforms with the Local Government Bill 2013. Outside the Department and the Oireachtas, the debate receives very little attention and input from […]

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This article is a summary by Paul Benneworth of the Top Tips on Presenting Skills Workshop held as part of the RSA European Conference 2013, Tampere, 6th May 2013. The editors of Regional Insights are grateful to the presenters at that workshop for their contributions and insights. A highlight of academic life is attending conferences. No just […]

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  You might have noticed that the RSA blog has been rather quiet lately. While we might be quiet, we are actively and continuously putting forward new and interesting projects. As part of this process, the reins of the RSA blog, social media activities and online promotion have been handed over to me, Alexandru F. […]

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The RSA’s first North American conference is scheduled to take place at the University of California Los Angeles in December, but based on research from the UCLA Climate Sensitivity Research Lounge it may turn out to be a hot Christmas! Well maybe not this year, but the research highlights the impacts of climate change on […]

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The current edition of Environment and Planning: A features Prof. Andreas Faludi’s plenary paper, presented at the RSA European Conference at Delft University of Technology in May 2012. His paper: Territorial cohesion, territorialism, territoriality, and soft planning: a critical review provides a comprehensive review of recent theoretical and empirical work on the relationships between territoriality and spatial […]

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Former RSA Chair Professor David Bailey his view on Lord Heseltine’s plan for a decentralised English regional funding pot to the tune of £70bn There’s been a huge ‘Yes Minister style’ scrap going on in Whitehall over the Heseltine Plan for decentralisation, whereby Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) could bid for funding from a ‘single pot’. […]

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The newest edition of Regional Insights, a magazine published by the Regional Studies Association which seeks to make research findings from early career researchers more accessible to a wider audience, is now out. This issue has a range of articles available for those interested in regional issues, including: Gordon Dabinett on ‘A changing academic publishing […]

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Regional Insights focuses on publishing short articles from students and early career researchers (up to five years from Ph.D. date) to make their research accessible to all members of the Regional Studies Association. Regional Insights’ articles are characterised by having a ‘regional’ focus and by succinctly conveying a ‘fresh idea’ to the readership. The editors […]

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Another guest post today in the David Bailey mini-series! This post is about the abolition of Regional Development Agencies in England – and their replacement with ‘Local Enterprise Partnerships’…   After Regional Development Agencies were scrapped by the Coalition government in 2010, smaller scale Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) were set up – effectively as partnerships […]

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Guest blog: Professor David Bailey, Coventry University Business School, UK   The Heseltine Plan appears to have been kicked into the long grass – by the current government at least. In something of a ‘rumble in the jungle’, Business Secretary Vince Cable last week poured cold water on Heseltine (or his plan at least). But […]

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Together with Pascal Boijmans (European Commission) and John Bachtler (European Policies Research Centre, UK) Prof. Michael Parkinson will kick off the first plenary session of the RSA European Conference in Tampere, Finland with a simple but critical question which demonstrates the role of regional studies in informing policy debates. His question (and the title of […]

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