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People Categories: Grant Holder

Julie MacLeavy

Small Grant Scheme on Pandemics, Cities, Regions & Industry: Global crisis, local problems: the UK geography of the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis and response  Research team: Prof Julie MacLeavy, Prof David Manley, Katie Cross and Jamie Evans (all University of Bristol) There are signs that the COVID-19 pandemic has already negatively impacted the […]

Laura James

Small Grant Scheme on Pandemics, Cities, Regions & Industry: Bouncing back or bouncing forward? Place leadership and post-pandemic recovery in European tourism regions Research team:  Laura James, University of Aalborg; Henrik Halkier, University of Aalborg, Cinta Sanz-Ibáñez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili; Nicola Bellini, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa Network participants: Dimitri Ioanides, Mid-Sweden University; Florian Aubke, […]

Ilaria Mariotti

Small Grant Scheme on Pandemics, Cities, Regions & Industry: The growth of remote working during the Covid-19 pandemic and the renewed role of coworking spaces in peripheral areas Research Team: Prof. Ilaria Mariotti (Dept. of Architecture and Urban Studies – Politecnico di Milano) and Dr. Dante Di Matteo (Dept. of Architecture and Urban Studies – […]

Enrico Vanino

Small Grant Scheme on Pandemics, Cities, Regions & Industry: The Role of Industrial Density in the Health and Economic consequences of the COVID-19 Crisis Research Team: Dr. Enrico Vanino (Dept. of Economics – University of Sheffield) and Dr. Carlo Corradini (Dept. of Management – University of Birmingham). This research project will follow an interdisciplinary perspective […]

Jana Kleibert

Small Grant Scheme on Pandemics, Cities, Regions & Industry: International Higher Education in Crisis: Covid-19 Impacts and Strategies Globalisation’s challenges include a slowing of global trade caused partially by protectionist economic policies and, more recently, the Covid-19 pandemic severely restricted human mobility and cross-border trade. This research project assesses how the current crisis impacts and […]

Elvira Uyarra

Constructing markets for new path development. The role of the state.  The aim of this project is to understand the role of strategic or deliberate state action in influencing the demand conditions for new regional path creation. The deliberate creation of markets is a relatively less explored dimension of path creation, both conceptually and in the […]

Davide Luca

Does organised crime distort the market for low-carbon energy production? Geographical evidence from Italy. The transition to low-carbon energy sources is considered as one of the key policies to tackle climate change and, to this aim, many European governments have been supporting the transition to renewable energy through subsidies. Growing anecdotal evidence suggests that the […]

Vassilis Tselios

 Political decentralisation and regional poverty in the EU There is a growing trend for central governments to transfer political authority to subnational tiers of government, known as political decentralisation, as well as a growing and widely accepted recognition of the important role of governments in reducing poverty. The purpose of this project is to examine […]

Adriana Mihaela Soaita

Exploring the nexus between trust, corruption and anti-corruption policies in post-communist Romania You can read more about this research here: THE RESEARCH PUZZLE: It is striking that a great majority of Europeans believe corruption is widespread in their countries, yet few have experienced it. In the least corrupt EU states of Denmark, Finland and […]

Carolina Castaldi

“Soft innovation? Towards new narratives on regional capabilities and policies” The overall aim of the project is to investigate how the inclusion of soft innovation in theoretical, empirical and policy work at the regional level can help creating new narratives on regional capabilities. By ‘soft innovation’ one understands all forms of innovation that are not […]

Yingyu Feng

Event: Chinese Real Estate Congress 2019 Annual Conference (GCREC 2019) Title of presentation: We Are Where We Live: Built Environments and Health My research is a population-based study using health data (hospital admitted patient data) to analyse the effects of neighbourhood social and built environment risk factors through a multilevel approach. The aim is to […]

Jacopo Canello

Production relocation and subcontractors’ resilience in manufacturing regions: does upgrading help to survive structural shocks? The aim of this project is to assess how small subcontractors operating in low-tech manufacturing industries update their strategies in response to the decision of client firms to relocate production abroad. The main assumption is that, when small producers become […]

Maria Tsouri

Knowledge complexity of renewable energy technologies (RETs) in European regions: a network-based approach. Climate change constitutes one of the most urgent problems nowadays, in which transition toward sustainability is considered necessary. Energy production is one of the most significant determinants of this transition. Within the literature of sustainability transitions, renewable energy technologies (RETs) constitute innovations […]

Helen Lawton Smith

Addressing regional inequalities in innovation opportunities for BAME and disabled groups Helen Lawton Smith has been awarded a Regional Studies Association Fellowship Grant (FeRSA) on ‘Addressing regional inequalities in innovation opportunities for BAME and disabled groups’. The study beginning in January 2020 will last a year. The purpose is to understand and explain the UK […]

Chandrima Mukhopadhyay

Name of event: Annual congress of Association of European School of Planning (AESOP) The RSA Travel Grant financially supported me to present my work on Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor as an emerging megaregion at the Association of European School of Planning Annual Congress in Lisbon, Portugal for 11-14 July in 2017. It would not have […]

Marcin Dabrowski

The aim of this research project  is to investigate  the operation and assess the added value of the EU cohesion  policy’s  special support  instruments. By investigating the  implementation  of JESSICA  and JASPER schemes and their  impacts and spill-over  effects in two  of the Central and Eastern European EU member  states, the study will fill a […]

Julie Tian Miao

Title: The Disjuncture of National and Local Policy Strategies in Chinese Cities: Exploring the Interface of Affordable Housing Strategies and Human Capital Market This research argues that the confounding nature of Sino-capitalism (Peck & Zhang, 2013) is exacerbated by disjuncture between China’s centralised aims and controls and its emerging array of decentralised local governance choices. […]

Linda Wollersheim

Name of event: KOSMOS Conference – Navigating the Sustainability Transformation in the 21st Century, Humboldt University Berlin The RSA Travel Grant allowed me to attend the KOSMOS Sustainability Conference in Berlin, where I presented a paper and also participated in a cutting-edge public conference format displaying some of my PhD work on low-carbon energy transitions. […]

Mattia Casula

Name of event: 4th edition of the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4) The 4th edition of the International Conference of Public (ICPP4) was organized by the International Public Policy Association (IPPA), a leading international organization in the field of policy science.  It aims to promote the international diffusion of knowledge on public policy, disseminating […]

Guillermo Jajamovich

The RSA Travel Grant award enabled my participation at the 2019 Meeting of the “Encontro Nacional da Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Planejamento Urbano e Regional”  (ENANPUR) that took place in the city of Natal. The meeting of the ENANPUR is firmly established as one of the major Latin American conferences for those […]

Joanie Willett

Understanding Brexit and Trump in Post-Industrial, Peripheral Areas: Implications for Regional Development The rise in anti-establishment populism across Western nations is understood to be symbolic of the gulf that has opened up between wealthy, apparently metropolitan, often urban ‘core’, regions; and peripheral localities in decline.  As we have seen in recent elections in the UK, […]

Heike Mayer

Slow Innovation in Europe`s Peripheral Regions Innovation processes are often conceptualized with an urban bias and are therefore theorized solely considering the perspective of the urban environment. As a result, innovation theories do not sufficiently consider the context of the periphery and how this context may foster or hinder the development of innovative products, technologies […]

I-Chun Catherine Chang

Follow the Money: The Financing and Financialization of Sustainable Urban Projects in China The recent two decades have witnessed a surge of urban sustainable projects in the global South. Under the guidance of relational geography and “Southern” urbanism, following the movement of planning ideas and policies has been the primary method scholars use to study […]

Iris Wanzenböck

Knowledge network dynamics in the presence of shocks: A network-based approach to regional resilience My project aims at understanding how regional knowledge networks can stimulate regional economic resilience. This ambition is motivated by theories considering knowledge networks crucial for regions to gain, after a crisis, impetus towards renewal. Yet, empirical evidence on the dynamics of […]

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