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Territories Categories: Asia

RSA Women’s Network supports Collaborative International Research during Pandemic

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 […]

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ICSSR-NIHSS (South Africa) Joint Call for Research Proposals 2021

ICSSR-NIHSS (South Africa) Joint Call for Research Proposals 2021 Indian Council of Social Science Research Ministry of Education Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067 General Information: In pursuance of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS), […]

Join the RSA Today and receive a free book with your membership!

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 […]

Can oil development work for Indigenous Peoples? Views from Borneo and Alaska

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. […]

Welcome to our new RSA Student Representative Board Member

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 […]

New Fellows of the Regional Studies Association (FeRSA)

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 Iskandar

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 […]

Awards 2020

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 […]

Our November Member of the Month

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 […]

Our September Member of the Month

Sylvia Ying He is an associate professor at the Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She is Associate Editor of Travel Behaviour and Society (Elsevier), Associate Editor of Asian Transport Studies (Elsevier), and Guest Editor of Town Planning Review (Liverpool University Press). She is a Board Member and […]

Facing a New Economic Goliath: When benefiting from the Belt-and-Road-Initiative slings Duisburg toward dependence

Elisabeth Kaufmann, BSc, (top left) is a postgraduate student of Spatial Planning at the Technical University of Dortmund. She has been student assistant at the Chair of International Planning Studies between April 2019 and March 2020, and currently is undertaking an internship at the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the project “Sino-German Cooperation on […]

Virtual Urban Thinkers Campus Webinar Series

In July, the RSA worked with partners in India, Europe and the USA on the UN-Habitat’s Virtual Urban Thinkers Campus Webinar Series. Focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on urban systems, the popular six webinars covered topics such as public spaces, financial recovery, housing, mobility, climate action and energy policy, multi-level governance and resilience of […]

Area Development Policy article cited in Forbes

David R. Meyer, Senior Lecturer in Management at Olin Business School (Washington University in St. Louis) published an article in Area Development and Policy (published online on 08 April 2020) ‘The Hong Kong protests will not undermine it as a leading global financial centre’. Drawing on the ‘geography of finance’ research and its focus on financial networks […]

Yingyu Feng

Event: Chinese Real Estate Congress 2019 Annual Conference (GCREC 2019) Title of presentation: We Are Where We Live: Built Environments and Health My research is a population-based study using health data (hospital admitted patient data) to analyse the effects of neighbourhood social and built environment risk factors through a multilevel approach. The aim is to […]

2020 RSA Awards Nominations - Call Now Open

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 […]

Awards 2020

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 […]

Lu Dadao

Academician LU Dadao is an outstanding economic geographer affiliated with the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Lu proposed a “T-shaped” spatial strategy for regional development according to his theory of “pole-axis” system in regional economy. He also established the theoretical framework for China’s industrial geography. His […]

RSA China Division and accessing WeChat

Our China Division is based at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and has it’s own web page which you can find at http://www.rsachina.org/ The China Division also has an official WeChat account, CHandADP. To link up with this account, you will first need to download the WeChat app to your mobile device and scan the […]

Student and Early Career Representative Board Member positions available January 2020

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 […]

Ajith Kaliyath, RSA Member of the Month, October 2019

  Dr. Ajith Kaliyath is a Human Geographer and Urban and Regional Planner. Dr. Kaliyath holds a PhD in Land as a Critical Ecological Resource for Sustainable Cities from Queen’s University Belfast, UK. Considering the transferable skills acquired by him during his PhD, Dr. Kaliyath had been awarded ‘Researcher Plus’ award by Queen’s University Belfast. […]

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