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The Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting this year was held in the sunny city of Los Angeles, South California. Within five days from 9th to 13th  April, over 6,000 splendid activities were put on stage, ranging from presentations, poster shows, workshops, lectures, and field trips. Attendants would always find something that suits their special […]

Innovation isn’t a goal in itself, but a means to growth, welfare and employment. Yet the distribution of the gains from innovation, and their how these are manifest spatially, are less often considered. Who gains from innovation, why and where? To consider these questions, Columbia University’s Technological Change Lab – led by Professor Smita Srinivas – held a […]

I was very glad to receive a Regional Studies Association Travel Award to present a paper at the XVIIth Annual Meeting of a network of researchers and practitioners from the Southern Common Market interested in SMSEs (XVIIª Reunión Anual de la Red PyMEs Mercosur). The conference took place at the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de Sao […]

Positions: Research Fellow at the Future of Cities. University of Oxford. COMPAS, InSIS & Oxford Martin School (UK) Lecturer in the Institute for Future Cities, University of Strathclyde Glasgow (UK) Lecturer in Policy & Sociology in Birmingham Aston University (UK) Lecturer at the University of Mondragon (Spain) Institutions: University of Oxford. COMPAS, InSIS & Oxford […]

Research Title: Developing Impact-Driven Megaregional Research: Northern England after the Northern Way The RSA Early Career Grant has been invaluable. The emphasis on big grants obscures precisely how much can be done with a modest sum. The grant has allowed me to employ a talented PhD student on a part-time basis, providing me with my first […]

“Local pharmaceutical production in East Africa: south-south production networks and the state” Read more about this research here: In response to a dependence on imports, as well as concerns over the quality and longer-term fragility of supply of imported medicines, enhancing the local production of pharmaceuticals is now a key focus of policymakers in sub-Saharan […]

Image - RSA Default Logo Summary of presentation: I made an oral presentation at the session on 2 November. There were 3 speaker sin this session and about 10 audience attending this session. After my presentation, there was an interactive and productive discussion. Sessions attended: I attended the following sessions or events of the conference: Welcome coffee reception and […]

The role of the state in building sustainable financial centres: comparing London, Luxembourg and Singapore This research aims at systematising, conceptualising, and better comprehending the State and its role(s) as a key actor in building the financial centre of the future. Two factors inform this research project: 1) International financial centres (IFCs) as key ‘production […]

Image - RSA Default Logo This conference was organized by the International Input-Output Association (IIOA).  It was attended by nearly 300 researchers in the field of input-output analysis from almost 50 countries. The conference was organized into plenary sessions and specialist parallel sessions, typically with eight sessions taking place simultaneously, covering theoretical and applied aspects of input-output analysis.  The […]

Image - RSA Default Logo The International Autumn School in Spatial Econometrics took place in Toledo, Spain, from 22nd to 24th September 2011. It indeed attracted a very international audience with participants coming from more than 15 countries. Eights leading professors in the field including Professor Anil Bera, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Professor Jean Paelinck, George Mason […]

Image - RSA Default Logo The travel award I received from the RSA was used to partially fund my attendance at the recent American Association of Geographers (AAG) conference in New York City held from February 24-28, 2012.   This was my first time presenting at the event and while somewhat overwhelming in size and scope, I feel that it […]

Image - RSA Default Logo I was awarded an RSA travel grant to attend the 9th World Congress of the RSAI (Regional Science Association International), which took place in Timisoara, Romania, from 9 to 12 May 2012. The RSAI is the world organisation for regional scientists from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from urban planning and geography to economics. […]

Image - RSA Default Logo I used the money of the award to pay my assistance to the ERSA summer school. I must say that it was a really great experience in every sense, although it was extremely hard. We had lectures during the morning and seminars during the afternoon, so our schedule was from 9:15 am to 7:15 […]

Image - RSA Default Logo I came to DIMETIC in Pecs, Hungary from 5th to 16th July 2010 because of my interest in regional innovation system.  DIMETIC is three different doctoral schools. The goal of DIMETIC summer school is to offer younger researchers a specific training in the new developments of the DIME, Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in […]

Image - RSA Default Logo This year’s workshop, attended by 24 planning doctoral students representative of urban and regional planning programs affiliated with 18 universities in 12 states and two countries, was hosted by the Georgia Tech University School of City and Regional Planning. An RSA Travel Award made it possible for me to attend. The aims of the annual […]

Image - RSA Default Logo Through the RSA Travel Award sponsorship I was able to attend the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) summer school in Vienna, organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF). This training event for young researchers belongs to a series of such events organised around Europe under the auspices of ESF. This particular event […]

Image - RSA Default Logo As a result of the award I could take part in the conference ‘Regeneration through sustainable development – exploring new ideas and sharing best practice’ hosted by Kirklees Council the 25th of November 2010 in Huddersfield (UK). The conference aimed to inspire and stimulate discussion about leading regeneration practices in the UK and Europe. […]

Image - RSA Default Logo The Annual International Conference of Royal Geography Society with Institute of British Geography in Manchester this year was titled “Geography, Knowledge and Society”. The Conference was very well organised. There were 247 sessions and more than 1000 papers were presented during the three days conference. It was very successful with over 1000 attendees from […]

Image - RSA Default Logo I was delighted to be accepted for ECEI 2009 the 4th European Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Antwerp University.   It is a great opportunity to present my thesis work and also get feedback from senior scholars in my field. It was a good conference, as some senior scholars and practitioners have presented their latest work […]

Image - RSA Default Logo The 21st Meeting of the Pacific Regional Science Conference (PRSCO) was held at Broadbeach, Queensland in Australia over the period 19-21 July 2009.  This conference series, which is one of three supra-national events organized by the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), takes place every second year, and is primarily attended by RSAI members belonging […]

The European Society of Rural Sociology encompasses rural development with studies of society in rural areas. This was of enormous interest to me as I am researching economic development in a peripheral rural part of the UK (Cornwall), from a perspective that could be described as political sociology. There were other things too that excited […]

Image - RSA Default Logo The RSA travel award has supported a 5 day field trip to Naples (23-29 February 2009) to investigate a series of new underground stations that have been linked up with a new public art programme. The case of Naples offers an interesting example of how stations could be reconceptualised as places rather than just transport nodes. […]

Pedro Amaral

I have applied to the Travel Award to attend the II World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association in New York in November/08. I was very happily surprised with the easiness and how fast it was to apply. The Travel Award was very helpful since I am a Brazilian graduate student and the costs to […]

The travel award given to me by the RSA allowed me to attend an exciting conference in Washington DC, organised by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. I was able to present my work to an audience of Planners, Geographers, and Regional Scientists, and listen to their useful comments. It also allowed me to […]

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