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The RSA attends UN hearing with stakeholders on the new Post-2015 Development Agenda

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This is a guest post by Dr. Ulrich Graute. He is an International Cooperation and Development Expert (UN, EU, national) and Senior Adviser, as well as a board member of the Regional Studies Association. Ulrich represents the RSA at a UN General Assembly Hearing on the Post 2015 Development Agenda on 26 and 27 May […]

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New Regional Studies Association Research Funding Schemes

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We are pleased to announce that as part of the Regional Studies Association’s 50th anniversary new funding schemes and increased funding for Research Networks have been agreed. By offering these, the Association is seeking to raise the profile of regional research and its contribution if appropriate, to policy and practice. Research awards will be judged […]

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RSA finally knocking at the UN door

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This is a guest post by Dr. Ulrich Graute. He is an International Cooperation and Development Expert (UN, EU, national) and Senior Adviser, as well as a board member of the Regional Studies Association. Ulrich talks about the engagement of the RSA in the global dialogue regarding sustainable development and how the organization became well […]

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Environmental issues and regional studies

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This is a guest post by Dr. Sabrina Lai, RSRS EC Editor and Paper Manager. Sabrina is a Research Fellow at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture of the University of Cagliari (Italy), and an officer at the Department of the Environment of the Regional Administration of Sardinia. As an Editor of […]

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The 50th year of the Regional Studies Association!

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We kick off this year with an anniversary joint guest post by our own RSA Chair Andrew Beer and RSA CEO Sally Hardy who wanted to express their reflective thoughts and hopes for the future regarding the Association, as this year we celebrate the 50th year of the Regional Studies Association. Welcome to 2015, the 50th year […]

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Early Career Research in Econometrics

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In this guest post Paul Braidford talks about the difficulties of publishing easily understandable econometric research in Regional Studies, Regional Science journal and the difficulties encountered by authors, especially early career authors, in reducing the size and complexity of their work so that it can be published in a 3000 word or less article.  Looking back over […]

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NEMOG Symposium on New Business Models for Games for Science and Society

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  Dear RSA members and readers we want to bring to your attention that NEMOG Consortium (New Economic Models for Digital Games) are holding the first NEMOG Symposium on ‘New Business Models for Games for Science and Society’ at Cass Business School in London on Tuesday, 16 December 2014. The NEMOG project is investigating how […]

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Regions Return? A view from the West Midlands

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This is a guest post by David Bailey, following the 2014 RSA Winter Conference. Professor David Bailey works at the Aston Business School. He has written extensively on economic restructuring and industrial and regional policy, especially in relation to manufacturing and the auto industry. He has been a regular commentator, columnist and blogger for a […]

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Paving the way to the career turning point with open access publishing

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This is a guest post by RSA Student Representative, Eduardo Oliveira. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in strategic spatial planning & place branding at the Department of Spatial Planning, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.  Almost twenty days after the RSA early career conference I found myself in a moment of reflection and mental-planning towards 2015, […]

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Early Career Research on Regional Development in South-East Europe

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This is a guest post by Dr. Marijana Sumpor. She is the RSRS ECP Abstract Manager & Editor and RSA Ambassador for Croatia. Marijana is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Department for Regional Economics, Sustainable Development and Governance. There are certain parts of the world, where the “regional“ aspect has […]

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Sheffield at a glance: widening career horizons through open access publishing

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This is a joint guest post by the RSA Early Career Representative, Julie Tian Miao & the RSA Student Representative, Eduardo Oliveira. The Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) of the University of Sheffield hosted the 2014 edition of the Regional Studies Association Early Career conference. The conference was sponsored by the new open […]

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The Regional Studies, Regional Science Early Career Route

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This is a guest post by Paul Benneworth. He is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, and Lead Editor of the Early Career Papers Section of Regional Studies, Regional Science journal. I’ve just returned from a short working visit to the […]

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Regional Studies Association Open Access journal announces new Early Career Editor

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The Regional Studies Association has announced the appointment of a new Early Career Editor to the editorial board of the flagship Open Access journal Regional Studies, Regional Science, launched in November 2013. The new editor is Dr Lee Pugalis, Northumbria University, Newcastle, and joins the existing team of Paul Benneworth, Paul Braidford, Sabrina Lai and Marijana Sumpor.  Regional Studies, […]

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Regional Studies, Regional Science Early Career Mentored Route

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The early career editors of Regional Studies, Regional Science met in Essen, Germany recently to discuss our launch year.  We are very pleased with what we have achieved, with 8 Early Career Papers now online, and another seven well advanced in the pipeline for the rest of the year. Since Basak’s paper on commuting patterns […]

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The Royal Statistical Society’s Data Manifesto

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In case you missed it The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) published their “Data Manifesto” at the end of last month. The manifesto makes ten recommendations and has a powerful focus on the ways in which data can improve policymaking, democracy and prosperity. The Manifesto emphasizes the opportunity given by the use of data in taking […]

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Call for Expression of Interest: Early Career Editor – Regional Studies Journal

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Dear friends and colleagues, The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint an Early Career Editor to its journal Regional Studies. This appointment will work alongside the main editorial team in fulfilling their duties. It is anticipated that an early appointment will be made to this post and the successful applicant will take up their duties […]

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RSA takes Energy Recovery very seriously: Newhaven facility site visit

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On Wednesday 3rd September, the RSA Staff team visited the local Energy Recovery Facility in Newhaven. As part of their annual “Wonder Day”, the ERF Newhaven organises tour, an opportunity that the team did not miss. This tour was the first of a series of local visits aimed at discovering the variety of Seaford’s local […]

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Call for Papers: Challenges for the new Cohesion Policy

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Here at the RSA we are working in partnership with the EU Commission and Latvian Presidency to deliver a conference on the new Cohesion Policy for the 2014-2020 period. The conference will be shaped as an academic and policy debate. As part of this process we are launching a call for papers that will be […]

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Next RSA Events and RSRS Call for Papers

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  We are getting closer to the end of 2014, a busy-busy year for the RSA. But you do not have to worry, the year is not over yet and in case you missed some of our events or if you want to submit an article there is still time. Even if we might take […]

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Announcing the death of Professor Sir Peter Hall

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It is with regret that the Regional Studies Association announces the death of Professor Sir Peter Hall. Peter was a founder member of the Association, a long time Editor in Chief of Regional Studies, and more latterly the inaugural President. He has been active within the Association for fifty years. Through his work he has […]

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What the Adonis Review might be missing

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The recent release of Lord Adonis’ Growth Review has stirred some interesting recent debates, some of which argue that a more nuanced perspective is in order when looking at UK’s regions and their growth potentials. Such a critique comes from Mark Hart, Deputy Director of Enterprise Research Centre, and was published recently on startups.co.uk. Professor […]

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From RSA student member to RSRS Early Career Paper – Editor and Abstract Manager

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This is a guest post by the Regional Studies, Regional Science Early Career Paper – Editor and Abstract Manager Dr. Marijana Sumpor, FeRSA. She was kind enough to share her experience with the association and to explain how the RSA membership can assist its members during their career. More than a decade ago, as a PhD student I held […]

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Launch of Regional Studies Association’s Students & Early Careers Social Event Serials

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Because of the high interest level regarding the association’s student and early careers social events that recently took place, our Early Career Representative Julie Miao was kind enough to put together some notes regarding the recent event that took place in Izmir, and to describe what those that could not attend missed. Following a long […]

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Advices for Early Career Researchers

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The recent Regional Studies Association European Conference in Izmir, Turkey was a great success. The conference also hosted an Early Career Session. During this session, Professor Margareta Dahlstrōm, one of the panelists kindly responded to the questions of the participants. The groups consisting of PhD candidates and early career researchers were vividly involved into discussing […]

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