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Dariusz Wójcik is Professor at the School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, and Fellow of St Peter’s College. His research focuses on economic geography, corporate governance, and finance. His book The Global Stock Market (Oxford 2011) explores the role of stock markets in the world economy. His book co-authored with Gordon L. Clark […]

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On 18-19-20 September 2023, CSIL will hold the X edition of the Milan Summer School on Cost-Benefit Analysis. The training course offers an intensive and participative learning experience focused on CBA as a tool supporting the decision-making process of public investments. The School is structured to allow participants to acquire a solid background in different aspects: the general CBA […]

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We would like to cordially invite you to the LRN Summer School “Doing Justice! Doing Just This! Understanding justice in transdisciplinary and transformative research” hosted by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden, Germany, June 28th – 29th 2023. Transdisciplinary and transformative research (TTR) seeks to address pressing and complex […]

Regional and urban sustainability transitions was the theme of the 2022 RSA Winter conference, set at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, London, after a two-years break due to the pandemic. Sustainability transitions is a term used to describe the radical and structural shifts in socio-technical and socio-ecological systems that need take place to overcome the […]

Dr Robert Bowen is an International Entrepreneurship academic at Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University, and has previously held academic positions at Swansea University and Aberystwyth University in Wales, and the University of Nantes in France. He also currently holds a position of Visiting Professor at Audencia Business School in Nantes, France. Dr Bowen undertakes […]

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Welcome to the 35th International Geographical Congress – Dublin 2024 Join us for this festival of Geography as we welcome more than 2,000 geographers from around the world to Dublin in summer 2024. Our programme will include: • Academic papers • Poster presentations • Fieldtrips and other excursions across the island of Ireland • Networking events for […]

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 […]

Welcome message from the RSA Ambassador to Spain, Professor Coro Chasco Estimado colega, bienvenido a la delegación en España de la Asociación de Estudios Regionales (“Regional Studies Association, RSA”). La RSA es una sociedad científica dedicada a las cuestiones regionales y al análisis geoespacial, en general, que constituye una auténtica red para académicos, estudiantes, profesionales […]

Ethnobotany, at its most visible for the tourist, can be seen in local botanical gardens and ethnography museums. Consider for example, the Ljubljana Botanical Garden, Slovenia, established in 1810 and containing more than 4500 species, or the onion museum in Roscoff, France, whilst a seaweed collection company in Roscoff provides an example of entrepreneurship that […]

Neil Lee is a Professor of Economic Geography at the LSE. He is also Professor II at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and theme convenor at the LSE’s International Inequalities Institute. His research has been funded by international and private sector organisations including the World Bank, OECD, the EIB, and Barclays Bank, and cited in […]

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Locating Media Industries: Cities, Spaces, Places      A Three-Day International Interdisciplinary Conference     King’s College London     Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG     19-21 June 2023 Co-organisers: Professor Paul McDonald, Kings College London; Professor Andrew Spicer, University of the West of England Bristol Deadline for Proposals: 15 January 2023 We invite proposals for […]

To read the full paper on Brexit disruption and transborder leadership, click here.   Across borders in the UK and mainland Europe, relationship-building activity that aims to stimulate problem solving and the co-creation of innovative projects and programmes has been a long-standing and important feature of city and regional development.   Grand challenges and leadership […]

The blog post is based on the article “Can decentralization help address poverty and social exclusion in Europe?” published in Territory, Politics, Governance. This research benefited from a Regional Studies Association Membership Research Grant (MeRSA) awarded to Vassilis Tselios.   More than 20% of the European Union (EU) population are at-risk-of poverty or social exclusion. […]

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International Conference PARADIGM SHIFTS IN LOCAL AND URBAN GOVERNANCE IGU Commission Geography of Governance Annual Conference – 2023 Budapest, 4 – 6 September 2023 Call for Abstracts Date: 4 – 6 September 2023  Conference venue: Humanities Research House (MTA Humán Tudományok Kutatóháza), H-1097 Budapest  Themes:  The Conference is organized into 3 tracks (themes) Track 1 […]

Sarah Ayres is a ‘Reader in Public Policy and Governance’ at the University of Bristol, UK. Her central research interest is the governance of place, space and territory. This core provides the basis for two main strands of work. First, her research is concerned with devolution and decentralisation in both a UK and an international […]

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Leadership & governance in transnational city and regional development: new uncertainties, new prospects? Call for Abstracts: Seminar 1 Northumbria University, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th March 2023 Across both coterminous (land) and non-coterminous (sea/river/lake) national borders around the globe, important networking and relationship-building activity that aims to stimulate collaborative problem solving and the co-creation of […]

Mark Scott is Professor of Planning at University College Dublin. Mark’s research is focused on theories and practices of spatial planning and governance, specifically related to rural planning, local regeneration and the environmental dimensions of spatial planning. He has published extensively in these areas and has been awarded over €4 million in national and European […]

Established in 1980 in Milan, CSIL is an independent research and consulting company specialising in applied economic research with specific expertise in regional, industrial, research and innovation policies. CSIL’s experts are driven by the search for hard facts that tell relevant stories and by a genuine passion for understanding growth and innovation processes. Over the […]

Covid-19 outbreak has affected mostly people in the second half of their lives, at risk of isolation and loneliness; indeed, the impact of the pandemic was even more severe for the well-being of the elderly. Such a recent event has to be framed within the challenge of the demographic increase of people aged 65 years […]

After 70 years of reign, the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022 has generated considerable public interest and has reignited debates on the value of the monarchy. This article reflects on the impact of the royal family on UK tourism, nationally and regionally and the potential socio-economic legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. […]

We are delighted to share news about our sister organisation, the RSA’s European Foundation delivering the first Commissioner Seminar on Cohesion Policy in Brussels this month. This seminar series is an initiative by Dr Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms and a collaborative venture organised between Commissioner Ferreira and her Cabinet; the European Commission’s […]

September saw the final events of the 2022 CEE Programme on Bridging Old and New Divides: Global Dynamics & Regional Transformations, including the 2022 CEE Conference held in Leipzig, Germany. The programme, originally planned for 2021, had been delayed due to the pandemic and we were pleased to finally being able to work with our partners […]

There is a clear consensus amongst both academic commentators and the professional community in England that current arrangements for strategic planning are inadequate. The abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies (RSS) between 2010-2013 opened a gap between national and local levels which has not been adequately filled. Instead, a complex patchwork of institutional and policy forms […]

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Institute of Regional Studies (of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies) launches a new online REGINAR SERIES event. Our newly launched Reginar, a series of webinars in English: The first Regionar was held  on 30 September 2022 on Borders, Regional Cooperation and Geopolitics in Times of Conflict: Hungarian Perspectives. This is available on […]

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