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Cohesion Policy constitutes a rich area for political and academic debates. In December 2020, the new Cohesion Policy legislative package (2021-2027) was ratified between the European Parliament and the Council on Cohesion Policy. This new Cohesion Policy is considered more simplified and flexible compared to the 2014-2020 programming period. However, the implications of those novelties […]

We would like to welcome Jason Deegan, our new social media editor for our open access journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science Jason Deegan is a PhD candidate and Research Fellow at the University of Stavanger, where his research focus on Regional Innovation Policy is applied to the area of Smart Specialisation. Jason received his Master […]

We would like to welcome our new social media editor for Spatial Economic Analysis, Jan Ditzen. Jan is originally from Germany, but spent most of his professional life outside of Germany in areas with a strong regional emphasis, namely Scotland and South Tyrol. Since summer 2020, he has been a Forschungsassistent (Postdoc) at the Free […]

Thirty learned societies, including the RSA, have recently signed a response (coordinated by the Academy of Social Sciences) to the UKRI announcement on funding research supported by Official Development Assistance. Find out more details and the full statement here

Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, was very clear in her statement to the European Parliament on February 8th, 2021: “It is essential that the Next Generation EU funds are disbursed quickly and used to support structural reforms and growth-enhancing investment projects”. Europe needs very timely answers to cope with an economic crisis […]

This article first appeared on ROBUST’s website and has been re-blogged with permission from the authors. Modern lives are increasingly multilocal – but rural-urban policies are often yet to catch up. ROBUST’s Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, Ulla Ovaska and Theresia Oedl-Wieser reflect on what we know about multilocality, and what we should rethink as rural regions look ahead to futures beyond recovery. […]

We asked a few of our members to write a few words about their experiences of lockdown in their regions. Here are some of their stories…   Cristina Lincaru, National Scientific Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection, Bucharest, Romania  My lockdown experience in Ciolpani, close to Bucharest /Romania My dear friends from the RSA […]

Paula Prenzel is Assistant Professor of Regional Development at the University of Greifswald, Germany and leads a junior research group on the role of population structure in local economic development. She is particularly interested in how changes in population size and composition interact with regional disparities and innovation. Her research in economic geography engages with […]

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 […]

Louise Kempton is a Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) at Newcastle University.  She is also Associate Dean of Research and Innovation for the university’s faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  She has more than 25 years’ experience in local, regional and international economic development as a researcher, […]

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 […]

Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). She was Head of Department (01/01/2014 – 31/08/2017), and academic member of the LSE Council (2016-2020). Since 01/09/ 2016 she has been affiliate faculty member at the Gran Sasso Science Institute […]

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 […]

The year 2021 is starting, and with it the new seven-year Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union. In 2018, the European Commission proposed their legislative package for a new Cohesion Policy. This package included a proposal that received much attention, both politically and scholarly: The proposal for an ECBM regulation, a legal tool that […]

Eduardo Oliveira is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (with the aim of Habilitation) at the Economic Geography Working Group of the Department of Geography at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany. He teaches evolutionary economic geography and the interlinkage between sustainability principles and economic geography paradigms. His prime scientific interests are within the fields of spatial planning instruments […]

David Bailey works at the Birmingham Business School and is a Senior Fellow at the ESRC’s UK in a Changing Europe programme. There was no ‘Meal Deal’ this week for the UK and EU after Boris Johnson dined with Ursula Von Der Layen in Brussels, with the latter saying “we gained a clear understanding of each other’s […]

Laura James is Associate Professor in the Department of Culture and Learning at Aalborg University in Denmark. Laura is a long time friend of the RSA and has been on the RSA Nordic Division (NoRSA) Board for many years. She replaces Henrik Halkier who steps down after many years representing Denmark as the RSA Ambassador. […]

Laura de Dominicis is economic analyst at the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission, where she is responsible for carrying out quantitative analyses on various aspects linked to the economic development of EU regions and cities. More recently, her research has focused on the analysis of the so-called “geography of […]

This blog was written by Professor Anne Green and Rebecca Riley, City-REDI  / WM REDI, University of Birmingham. To access the original article, click here. The current situation in cities The pandemic has changed the nature of work significantly which may have long term impacts. Not least is the fact that at a time when significant business decisions are being […]

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 […]

Dear friends of regional studies! It is a pleasure to introduce myself to you as RSA Ambassador to Sweden. Feel welcome to contact me if you are curious about regional studies in Sweden or want to get involved in RSA. Please find below a welcome letter in Swedish. With kind regards Roman   Hej! Jag […]

Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). She was Head of Department (01/01/2014 – 31/08/2017), and academic member of the LSE Council (2016-2020). Since 01/09/ 2016 she has been affiliate faculty member at the Gran Sasso Science Institute […]

John Harrison works at Loughborough University in the UK. He is a regional geographer interested in the planning and governance of cities and regions. John has been an Editor of Regional Studies since 2013, first as its inaugural Early Career Editor and then section editor for ‘Urban and Regional Horizons’. His recent publications include the […]

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