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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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Live coverage of the 2014 European Conference in Izmir, Turkey and the latest issue of Regions Magazine

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This June is an extremely interesting month for us here at the Regional Studies Association. At this very moment the Regional Studies Association European Conference 2014 entitled: Diverse Regions: Building Resilient Communities and Territories is taking place in Izmir, Turkey. If you are not able to attend, do not worry. Out staff and fellow members […]

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Regional Studies Journal – Executive Editor – Job Opportunity

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Dear friends and colleagues, We want to let you know that the role of Executive Editor for the Regional Studies Associations‘ flagship journal Regional Studies is vacant. If you are interested, you could be our new Executive Editor. For details see the advert below. Regional Studies Journal Executive Editor The post is for 3 or […]

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Regional Studies, Regional Science News: Co-Editor Alasdair Rae Interview

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As you already know Regional Studies, Regional Science, is the first interdisciplinary Open-Access (OA) journal from the RSA, which offers established academics, professionals, early careers or students the opportunity to publish their articles and ensure a wide reach throughout the global communities in the field. In this recent interview made available by Routledge / Taylor & Francis, […]

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English Cities: Join up locally or miss the Devolution Ball?

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This is a guest post by David Bailey, professor at Aston Business School. Recently Labour leader Ed Miliband promised “the biggest devolution of power to England’s great towns and cities in a hundred years” in a move which shifts Labour’s focus on local economic development away from the ‘old’ administrative regions as in RDA-days towards […]

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Introducing – Eduardo Oliveira – the RSA’s new Student Representative

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Dear RSA Blog readers, it is our great pleasure to introduce to you Eduardo Oliveira, who has been appointed as the Regional Studies Association – Student Representative. We managed to take him away from his busy to-do list and he was so kind to have a short chat with us to serve as his introduction. […]

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Professor Mark Hart receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion

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Source: @markhart84 / Twitter.com Here at the Regional Studies Association, we are extremely proud to announce that one of the RSA’s long standing friends and members, Professor Mark Hart was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. The award comes in recognition of his over 35 years of activity in researching and teaching in the area of […]

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Regional level bodies can be key in building economic resilience

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New research just published by David Bailey at the Aston Business School and Nigel Berkeley at Coventry University suggests that regions and regional institutions can have a key role building economic resilience. The research is published in open-access form in the Association’s flagship journal Regional Studies and can be found here.  Our work examined the […]

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Students & Early Careers Knowledge Exchange Session – RSA Brazil Global Conference 2014

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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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The Early Career Section: a tall order for a short article?

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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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Debating the reformed EU Cohesion Policy

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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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The Early Career Section of RSRS: some thoughts on submission of proposals

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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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Call for experts for Millennium Development Goals Discussion

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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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2014-2020 European Structural & Investment Funds (Short Brief)

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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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Article by Bazak Ozkul in RSRS and some thoughts from the Early Career Team

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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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RSA Students & Early Careers Social Events

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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

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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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The RSA in 2014 – forthcoming events

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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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Regional Studies, Regional Science: News & Early Career Call for Papers

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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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Private companies’ decisions, consequences, and the need for long-term solutions

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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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Financial Engineering Instruments, EU Cohesion Policy & Urban Development

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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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Debating Local Government Reform (RSA – Irish Branch)

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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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The academics’ guide to good conference presentations

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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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