Overall this section of The Atlantic is an interesting source of non-academic information and a space for debate on a topic that is still relatively underrepresented in the media. It is also a useful way for academics to see how some of their work could be discussed in different contexts and how it could be used to influence public […]
There are wide social and economic gaps between the EU’s 271 regions (NUTS 2). A previous RSA blog post confirms this! Cohesion policy attempts to reduce the gaps between these regions. It’s linked explicitly to the Europe 2020 strategy of achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
provided by the Brookings Institute to see how your nearest city region did.
2 ENHANCING REGIONAL INNOVATION THROUGH RESEARCH ACTIVITIES 3 PROMOTING ENTERPRISE, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH 4 CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL HUMAN CAPITAL AND SKILLS 5 IMPROVING SOCIAL EQUALITY THROUGH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND ‘PLACEMAKING’ 6 BARRIERS, CHALLENGES AND ENABLERS TO EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT OF UNIVERSITIES IN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT 7 PROCESSES AND PRACTICAL MECHANISMS TO BUILD CAPACITY […]
Hello, fellow RSA members my name is Jimmy Ancheta Jr and I’m the Conference and Administration Officer at the RSA. I recently travelled to Beijing in preparation for the inaugural Regional Studies Association’s Global Conference 2012. Here are a just a few highlights from my trip. Day 1 Monday 14 November 2011 Beijing International Airport […]
So what makes up government debt? As the Economist explains it “There are two things that matter in government-debt dynamics. The difference between real interest rates and GDP growth (r-g), and the primary budget balance as a % of GDP (ie, before interest payments). In any given period the debt stock grows by the existing […]
Country population: past, present and future, Interactive map by the Guardian with population figures from 1950-2010 and projections for 2100. 7 billion people and you: What’s your number? Web tool by BBC News that lets you find out how many people were alive the day you were born. World Population – Live Update, Second by […]
Some interesting facts emerge from this analysis, and not just the huge population of China as a whole (1.3 billion people). For example, the province level municipality of Shanghai has more people than Romania (23.0 million vs. 22.0 million) and more people live in Beijing (19.6 million) than New York state (19.4 million). Germany’s population […]
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The National Geographic Society has organised since 1993 a biennal competition with students from different parts of the world, where they have to answer questions on physical, cultural and economic geography. The 2011 meeting was sponsored by Google and held at their headquarters in Mountain View, California. This year’s competition was won by the Russian […]