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PhD Position for Researching on the Spatial Implications of the Energy Transition We are looking for a full time PhD researcher to work on the challenges and opportunities of the renewable energy transition for land transformation and planning. Today, about 80% of energy is consumed in concentrated urban areas. Urban lifestyles and consumption patterns are […]

In India, the 1993-94 constitutional amendments extended the state’s and local government’s role in the investment-related decision-making powers to improve their economic performance. A significant reason behind such an unprecedented rise of decentralization reforms is associated with the long-term outcome of regional economic growth. This transition towards market-oriented resource allocation from centralized planning has enhanced […]

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The Department of Urban Planning and Design at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University celebrates the 10th anniversary of the first cohort graduation. With the significant growth of the Department, the current round of recruitment opens for multiple positions. All urban planning and design fields will be given full consideration. Earlier submissions are encouraged as the submitted applications […]

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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. Deadlines for the 2023 RSA Awards and Funding are as […]

This study captures the twin process of urbanisation and real estate growth in India as inextricably linked process affecting the urban development and management of resources and spatial planning. The aim here is to examine the possible implications of COVID-19 pandemic and the process of recovery and revival of real estate sector in India.   […]

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.    The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house ~Audre Lorde From colonialism to market-based economy, capitalism has wreaked havoc of unimaginable scale. Largely driven by a quest […]

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 […]

Earlier this month, the IPCC released the Working Group III contribution of its 6th Assessment Report, Mitigation of Climate Change. This report concludes, in unambiguous terms, that far-reaching climate action is needed now: “without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond reach.” The scientific community agrees that […]

Traditionally, eco-feminist theories hold that women are custodians of traditional knowledge. But there is a gap in this theory by not fully exploring the questions of: (1) What is this “knowledge”?; and (2) What is the scope of identifying gender-based knowledge? I work towards answering the latter question throughout this article, but for the first […]

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted our daily lives and lead to the disruption of global value chains and cross-border mobility. International higher education has also been profoundly affected by these shifts, as international students have been unable to travel to their overseas campus locations and university campuses in many countries have shifted to online […]

When thinking of China’s primary economic prowess, the country is often thought of as ‘the factory of the world’ – global products such as clothes and electronics have labels of ‘made in China’. What is perhaps much less known is that China has produced numerous world-leading infrastructure projects, including the world’s fastest passenger trains, longest […]

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.    Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures – Little did I know what influence the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic would have on my plans of conducting a case study to […]

The Government of Canada claims that existing Canadian mining practices are global models for responsible and sustainable mining. But is this the reality in local mining communities in underdeveloped nations?   Canadian Mining Companies and Corporate Negligence Canada is commonly known for its diplomacy. Yet not many know that Canada is the world’s global mining […]

Anyone with teaching responsibilities will know how difficult it has been to carve out time and space for research during the past year. For early career researchers that has been even more difficult to achieve. However working collaboratively can be one way to keep your research alive, create new connections and the power of networks […]

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 […]

Earlier this year, I carried out fieldwork with the support of the RSA in Malaysian Borneo and on Alaska’s North Slope as part of my project investigating the impacts of land tenure on Indigenous land use decisions. In Malaysia, the rights of Indigenous Peoples are largely customary, meaning they are not formally codified into law. […]

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 […]

Doddy Isakandar, the RSA Ambassador to Indonesia is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada. He is also Head of Spatial Planning Support Lab, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada. Please find below a welcome note from Doddy in Bahasa Indonesia followed by English translation:   Bapak/Ibu […]

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 […]

Ashima Sood is Associate Professor at Anant National University, where she teaches urban policy, research methods and academic writing. She is International Corresponding Editor at Urban Studies and has been associated as editor and editorial advisory group member with the Economic and Political Weekly’s Review of Urban Affairs since its founding. She coordinated the Urban […]

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