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Chers et chères membres de la RSA en Suisse, Au cœur de l’Europe, la Suisse est, à de nombreux égards, un laboratoire économique, social, politique et environnemental du développement régional et urbain. N’hésitez pas à me contacter si vous souhaitez bénéficier du soutien de la RSA pour développer et valoriser nationalement et internationalement vos projets […]

Best Book Award 2013 Voted for by the Regional Studies Association membership from a list of titles published in 2012: Professor Nicola Bellini, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy Professor Mike Danson, Heriot-Watt University, UK Professor Henrik Halkier, Aalborg University, Denmark Book title: Regional Development Agencies: The Next Generation? Networking, Knowledge and Regional Policies (2012). Nathaniel Lichfield Award 2013 […]

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Guest blog: Professor David Bailey, Coventry University Business School, UK   The Heseltine Plan appears to have been kicked into the long grass – by the current government at least. In something of a ‘rumble in the jungle’, Business Secretary Vince Cable last week poured cold water on Heseltine (or his plan at least). But […]

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A system of  financial transfer payments is employed in the Federal Republic of Germany as a means of compensating for substantial differences in the financial power of the federal states (Länder). For the year 2012, only three federal states, all located in southern Germany were net contributors while the remaining thirteen states were net recipients […]

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In the previous blog post we highlighted our forthcoming conference in Tampere, Finland from 5 to 8 May this year. If this alone does not tempt you to book a place on the conference (still time to put an abstract in!) then the city of Tampere should. Tampere is the third largest city in Finland, […]

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The deadline for abstract submission for the Regional Studies Association European Conference is fast approaching (Sunday 27th January). This year the conference is hosted by the University of Tampere in Finland and will take place from 5th – 8th May. The conference theme is ‘Shape and Be Shaped: the future dynamics of regional development’.   […]

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The 2012 Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference took place on 1st and 2nd November at Hafen City University in Hamburg. The conference under the  title of Times of Change: Future Directions in Geography, Urban and Regional Studies examined the implications of the current economic and financial crisis for future of regional studies.  Individual sessions covered a wide range […]

Head of Department for Human Geography, Anton Melik Geographical Institute, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Pozdravljeni, dobrodošli na straneh Združenja za regionalne študije, ki je eno vodilnih mednarodnih združenj s področja regionalnega razvoja, regionalne politike in regionalnega planiranja. Združenje povezuje pripadnike različnih strok in poklicev – znanstvenike, planerje, politike […]

Oto Hudec is a professor in Public Administration and Regional Development at the Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Košice (Slovak Republic). The systemic approach in his research on region, city and space is the impetus for linking the three main elements of the regional innovation system – public administration, business and research institutions and […]

Mário Vale has a Degree in Geography, a Master’s degree in Human Geography and Local and Regional Planning and a PhD Degree in Human Geography from the University of Lisbon. He holds a position as Full Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon. He was Visiting Research Fellow at CURDS […]

Stimati RSA colleagues! In calitatea mea de ambasador al Romaniei la RSA va invit pe aceasta cale sa contribuiti la dezvoltarea studiilor regionale. Va stau la dispozitie cu sfaturi si sugestii, nu ezitati sa ma contactati.   Dear RSA colleagues! In my capacity as RSA Ambassador to Romania, I invite you in this way to […]

Maciej Smętkowski is Associate Professor at the Centre for European Regional and Local Studies (EUROREG), Warsaw University. He is the Chair of the Polish Section of the RSA. He is also one of two RSA Ambassadors to Poland. Please find below a message from Maciej in Polish and English:   Szanowni Państwo, Zachęcam do zainteresowania […]

Arnoud Lagendijk interrogates regional development and the processes of regionalization in Europe, with emphasis on innovation and economic cluster policies. He also examines the distribution of alternative socio-economic practices (including Slow Food) and policy concepts (area development, public transport) across the world. Both themes are analyzed employing a so-called ‘relational approach’, probing the nexus between […]

Cienījamie Reģionālo pētījumu asociācijas (RSA) biedri! Asociācija ir starptautiska organizācija, kuras misija ir reģionālo pētījumu un reģionālās zinātnes attīstība, tāpēc akadēmiskajam personālam un studentiem, valsts un pašvaldību institūciju speciālistiem, kā arī citiem interesentiem ir iespēja izmantot RSA pētījumus reģionālās politikas un prakses pilnveidošanai. RSA organizētajās ikgadējās pasaules, Eiropas, reģionāla un vietēja mēroga konferencēs, izdotajos informatīvajos […]

Director of the Laboratory of Local Economics – Catholic University of Piacenza Associate Professor of Economic Policy at the Faculty of Economics and Law of the Catholic University of Piacenza and Cremona Director of the Master Must Local Tourism Development and Tourism Business Management Research areas Analysis of local economic systems and territorial development policies […]

Edgar Morgenroth is full Professor of Economics in DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. He is also an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association having served as its vice chairman and treasurer. […]

Balázs’ current teaching activities are mainly related to regional studies – regional economics, policy, programming. His current research is focused on regional policy in the EU after 2014, locally based economic development and theories of economic growth and development at the regional level, including: financial geography: financial centres and the spatial aspects of capital flows […]

Yannis Psycharis currently works at the Department of Economic and Regional Development, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, where he researches Economic Geography. His most recent publication is ‘Exploring the Links Between Education and Income Inequality at the Municipal Level in Greece’. Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece

Markku Sotarauta is Professor of Regional Development Studies in the Faculty of Management and Business at Tampere University, Finland. In 2011-2013, he served as the founding Dean of the School of Management and in 2009-2010 as the last Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration. In 2008 he was appointed as a Visiting Professor […]

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Lionel Guillemot is an associate professor in Planning and Geography in the University of Angers, and a member of ESO-Angers research laboratory (UMR CNRS 6590). His research and publications focus on mobilities (mainly in urban and suburban areas), urban and suburban planning, urban temporality, employment (work, unemployment, exclusion), economic activities (with specific focus on retail) […]

RSA on ilmselt dünaamilisimalt arenev regionaaluurijate organisatsioon maailmas, mis on oma liikmetele läbi Regional Studies jt. publikatsioonide, veebi ja arvukate konverentside-seminaride oluliseks erialaseks kohtumiskohaks. Eriti tõhusad on valdkondlikud väiksemad töögrupid, mis korraldavad RSA toetusel seminare, toimetavad kogumikke ja ajakirjade erinumbreid. RSA töös osalemine on kindlasti kasulik ka regionaalvaldkonna praktikutele, kes leiavad sealt enda probleemide lahendamiseks […]

Martin Pelucha

Vážené kolegyně a kolegové, z pozice národního ambasadora Regional Studies Association v České republice jsem připraven vám poskytnout nejen informace o této mezinárodní asociaci, ale také i určitou pomoc při sdílení poznatků a zkušeností v oboru regionálních věd. Pokud se zabýváte problematikou regionálních studií a máte zájem o spolupráci na národní či mezinárodní úrovni, neváhejte mě kontaktovat. Zdraví, […]

Marijana Sumpor

The Institute of Economics, Zagreb (EIZ), Department for Regional Economics, Sustainable Development and Governance, Croatia Poštovani član RSA! Iznimno nam je drago što ste se odlučili pridružit međunarodnom udruženju regionalnih istraživanja „Regional Studies Association – RSA“ koje okuplja zainteresirane članove znanstvene i stručne zajednice različitih disciplina iz cijeloga svijeta. Udruženje potiče suradnju članstva na najvišoj […]

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On the 11th of September this year, we reported that RSA Chief Executive Sally Hardy was planning to cycle from London to Slovenia. We were informed that, contrary to popular belief, this was not simply a new RSA membership drive but instead a much more ambitious charity fund-raising adventure that would pass through 7 countries […]

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