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Being part of the RSA community has expanded my global networks and transformed my career Dr Benedict Arko, Lecturer, Department of Geography Education, Faculty of Social Sciences Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana and the Regional Studies Association Ambassador to Ghana Benedict’s research is on the intersections of development and economic geography with a particular […]

Dr Liza Rose Cirolia is a Senior Researcher at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town. Her research areas include urban statecraft, sub-national finance, and the techno-politics of infrastructure. Her current research is invested in understanding the reconfiguration of large technical systems and global networks in the context of concurrent transitions underway in […]

Abeer is an Assistant Minister in the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, focusing on scientific and international affairs. She is on sabbatical from her position of Professor of Urban Morphology, Department of Urban Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt Abeer obtained her BSc in urban design and spatial planning in 1999 from Ain Shams University, Cairo. […]

The RSA is pleased to announce that its Research Network Grant Scheme is open once more. The scheme was placed on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic and has now been reinstated with a deadline of 29 November 2022. The maximum funding for a Research Network is: £10,000 (c. $13,300; c. €11,800) for newly established networks; £7,500 (c. $10,000; […]

Urban Regeneration in Coastal Cities:  Proposing a Strategy for Revitalising Old and Historic Buildings in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Area, Ghana While the concept of adaptive reuse is widely prescribed in the existing literature as a panacea for revitalising derelict buildings, there seems to be a knowledge gap on how it could be useful in Ghana’s […]

Mafini Dosso, PhD, is Economist of Innovation & certified project manager professional (PMP). She has 17 years of experience, including nine years as an economist and project leader at the European Commission JRC in Spain. She has co-founded OIITID, a research non-profit organisation in Côte d’Ivoire to support local knowledge development on topics such as […]

We are delighted to welcome Benedict Arko as our new Territorial Ambassador to Ghana. He is a Lecturer at the Department of Geography Education at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana, with research interests converging at the intersections of development and economic geography. You can read more about Benedict here.

Benedict is a development geographer with special interest in the study of the spatial dimension of development in its discourses and materializations from critical perspectives. He also has a varied background in development practice with experience from the public, non-governmental as well in international development co-operation. Local economic development, Regional and urban planning, Decentralization, Mining, […]

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.  Choose a strategically located area, provide reliable infrastructure, fiscal, and regulatory incentives – and the investors will come, leading to regional development and industrialization. This is the recipe for […]

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We asked a few of our members to write a few words about their experiences of lockdown in their regions. Here are some of their stories…   Cristina Lincaru, National Scientific Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection, Bucharest, Romania  My lockdown experience in Ciolpani, close to Bucharest /Romania My dear friends from the RSA […]

We would like to welcome Tanya Chandra as our new RSA Student Representative Board Member. Tanya is a PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich. She is part of the Urban-Rural Systems team at Future Cities Laboratory, focused on capturing the different territorial transformation taking place across Monsoon Asia. Her doctoral work focuses […]

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