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The Regional Studies Association (RSA) provides a range of research funding opportunities to suit different career stages and we are pleased to share with you details on forthcoming application deadlines. We encourage non-members to apply for a grant and join the RSA at the same time. Forthcoming grant and awards are as follows:   2022 […]

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; […]

Sign up for an RSA membership* before midnight on the 21st August 2022 and you can participate in our Free Book Offer, where you can get a free book from our Regions and Cities Series.  See below for a full list of the books available. Please be aware that there are a limited number of […]

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The complex, multi-dimensional demands of our rapidly urbanising world require holistic, inter-disciplinary thinking and practice. However traditional professional paradigms and often-siloed institutions seem doomed to replicate the entrenched patterns and practices of path-dependent urban infrastructure provision and management. To overcome the often-fragmented ways in which urban questions are framed, institutionalised, and engaged by varied levels […]

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.    Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are increasingly used as spatial policy instruments for regional and industrial development in countries of the Global South. While they used to be seen […]

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 […]

Tourism can bring about economic benefits to any area – including rural communities with economies traditionally based in primary resource sectors such as agriculture. The National Agricultural Law Center in the USA defines agritourism as “a form of commercial enterprise that links agricultural production and/or processing with tourism in order to attract visitors onto a […]

Benedict Arko is the new Regional Studies Association Ambassador to Ghana. For further details about the opportunities that the RSA can offer regional studies scholars, students, and researchers in Ghana, please connect with Benedict at ben.arko@outlook.com.   Regional studies in Ghana emerged in the 1970s. Scholars in the early days of the sub-discipline were mainly […]

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.

In 2022, 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. This year, some of our awards are being presented live, and some ceremonies have been held online. You can watch recordings of the online ceremonies in […]

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 […]

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