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Territories Categories: Africa

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.

Nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) of current members are being sought for the following awards in regional studies and related fields: Nathaniel Lichfield Award – this award is for recent Masters graduate who have graduated within the previous year. Paul Benneworth PhD Student Award – this award is for registered PhD students who have […]

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 […]

Welcome to the Regions in Recovery Well-being tent. This is a space for you to wind down after an E-Festival day with one of our free yoga sessions or painting sessions (small fee applies). Or, why not start the day energised with one of our morning yoga sessions? Dates and times of the activities, as […]

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 […]

Sign up for an RSA membership before midnight on the 12th February 2021 and you can participate in our Free Book Offer, where you can get a free book worth up to £90.  See below for a full list of the books available. Please be aware that there are a limited number of free books […]

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 […]

The Regional Studies Association are delighted to announce the appointment of the new RSA Fellows (FeRSA) for 2021. RSA Fellows are individual members who have been continuous members for a minimum of 5 years and who have also been defined as “active members”. This means that they have contributed to the life of the Association […]

In 2021, we continued to celebrate the research and work that has made an original and outstanding contribution to research concerned with the analysis of regions and regional issues. Sir Peter Hall Award JAMIE PECK, University of British Columbia, Canada & Western Sydney University, Australia Regional Leadership Award for Practice and Policy Statistics Poland, Poland […]

Seth Schindler is Senior Lecturer in Urban Development and Transformation in the Global Development Institute. His research is focused on large-scale urban and regional transformation initiatives that integrate cities into transnational urban systems. The original objective of this project was to research a mega-port development in Bagamoyo, an ordinary city in Tanzania. A company based […]

Nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) of current members are being sought for the following awards in regional studies and related fields: Nathaniel Lichfield Award – this award is for recent Masters graduate who has graduated within the previous year; RSA PhD Student Award – this award is for registered PhD students who have not yet received […]

Within these unprecedented times, we feel that it is important to remember to celebrate the research and work that has been carried out in regional studies and its related fields, including urban and rural studies, city-regions and interstitial spaces. In 2020, the Awards have been given virtually. These awards demonstrate the aim of our association […]

Two exciting opportunities have arisen for an enthusiastic PhD Student and an Early Career Researcher to join the Board of the Regional Studies Association. The RSA is an established global Association and a place on the Board will enable successful candidates to engage with colleagues, from students and early career researchers through to high profile […]

Folasade Odekunle is a doctoral student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is also a Lecturer  in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) at Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria  where she  served as  Pioneer coordinator  of the URP programme  for  3 years. She […]

Greetings, I am a Professor of Geography at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA) with a strong connection to West Africa, particularly Ghana. I have been a member of the RSA for nearly 20 years. I have attended many of the UK conferences, been a featured speaker in the EU Open Days, and been on the scientific […]

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of our two new Ambassadors to Egypt, Dr Abeer Elshater and Dr Yehya Serag.

As RSA Ambassador to Egypt it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the regional studies community. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me for any information concerning the Regional Studies Association in Egypt. Recent publications: Articles Abusaada H., Elshater A., Abd Elrahman A.S; Articulating assemblage theory for salient urban atmospheres […]

Head of the Architectural Engineering Department – Faculty of Engineering and Technology – Future University in Egypt الزملاء الأعزاء مصر هي أكبر دولة فى الشرق الاوسط من حيث اهميتها الإقليمية فى العديد من النواحي الجغرافية و الثقافية و التاريخية و الاقتصادية  و السياسية. و لقد شهدت مصر منذ ما يزيد عن 50 عاما العديد من […]

Oladayo Ramon Ibrahim

My country is a multi-tribe and multi-language country, therefore the English Language is the official language of the country. In my position as a country representative or ambassador of RSA for Nigeria, my goal is to lift the regional planning practice in Nigeria and sell the RSA idea to the generality of potential and interested […]

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No matter what your opinion is of The Economist, their use of graphics and maps helps shed light on complex policy issues – and often those with a regional dimension. For example, in 2010 they published a fascinating map on the ‘true size’ of Africa (below), following the earlier example by Kai Krause. This is […]

In the position for RSA Ambassador for Nigeria, I am aiming to promote the ideals of regional studies as contemporary tools and resources that can fundamentally redefine the structural components of Nigeria with a view to delivering social and economic benefits to vast majority of Nigerians who live below internationally acceptable standard of living. While […]

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