Live coverage of the 2014 European Conference in Izmir, Turkey and the latest issue of Regions Magazine
This June is an extremely interesting month for us here at the Regional Studies Association. At this very moment the Regional Studies Association European Conference 2014 entitled: Diverse Regions: Building Resilient Communities and Territories is taking place in Izmir, Turkey. If you are not able to attend, do not worry. Out staff and fellow members […]
各位会员，大家好！欢迎加入这个久负盛名的学术网络，也欢迎大家通过这个网络能够更多地了解中国。我愿意为所有会员架起通往中国区域研究的桥梁，期望区域研究协会获得更大的发展。 Dear members, Hello everyone! Welcome to this prestigious academic network, and welcome everyone to learn more about China through this network. I am willing to provide a bridge for all members to China’s regional research, and I hope that the regional research association will achieve greater development.
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 […]
Yoshihiro Miyamachi (Mia)
Professor of Economic Geography, University of Oita and Board member of the JAEG (Japan Association of Economic Geographers) 2010 – 2019: 大分大学, 経済学部, 教授 Research keywords: 経済地理学 / 総合商社 / 海外直接投資 / 経済・交通地理学 / 地域政策 / ロカリティ / 九州 / グローカル化 / 地域計画 / レギュラシオン / Globalization / 地域経済 / グローバリゼーション / Localization / 地方経済 […]
Balaji Parthasarathy is Professor and Dean (Faculty), and his research and teaching interests broadly focuses on the relationship between technological innovation, economic globalization, and social change. Within this broad focus, his work follows two threads. One thread examines the impacts of public policy and firm strategies on the organization of production in the ICT industry. Another […]
The Hu Huanyong Line
The Regional Studies blog squad note with some alarm that the Beijing conference is nearly upon us. We say ‘note with some alarm’ in the typical academic manner of not having yet finalised the all important conference presentation but, as usual, we’re working to a just-in-time production model so everything will be fine! Anyway, before […]
Beijing in Numbers
In a blog post from last summer, we looked at some interesting facts about China and compared it to Europe and the USA. From the image below, you can get the basic point we made back then – China is very big and the population is more than twice that of the European Union. In […]
Excitement builds for the RSA’s Global Conference in Beijing!
Hello, fellow RSA members my name is Jimmy Ancheta Jr and I’m the Conference and Administration Officer at the RSA. I recently travelled to Beijing in preparation for the inaugural Regional Studies Association’s Global Conference 2012. Here are a just a few highlights from my trip. Day 1 Monday 14 November 2011 Beijing International Airport […]
Province, State and Country Populations
Some interesting facts emerge from this analysis, and not just the huge population of China as a whole (1.3 billion people). For example, the province level municipality of Shanghai has more people than Romania (23.0 million vs. 22.0 million) and more people live in Beijing (19.6 million) than New York state (19.4 million). Germany’s population […]