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Pierre-Alexandre Balland

Pierre-Alexander Balland is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Geography & Planning at Utrecht University, where he serve’s as the deputy-head of the research programme in Economic Geography. Pierre-Alexandre is facinated by how geography shapes and structures human societies.His research focuses on the geography of knowledge, the geography of networks and sustainable cities. […]

Sarah Ayres

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 […]

Mia Gray

Mia Gray is an economic and social geographer at Cambridge University.  Her current research explores the politics and the distributional effects of austerity. She examines the intertwining of the economic, social and political effects on the local decisions around austerity and the shaping of the local state. This project highlights the uneven nature of the […]

Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones is Director of Newcastle City Futures and Newcastle University’s Chair of Town Planning and one of the UK’s leading authorities on planning, land use, historic and contemporary urban change, and community participation in places. He was previously Government Advisor on planning, land use and housing issues to ministers in UK Government, the […]

Response to the BEIS Committee Inquiry

Contributors comprise: Professor David Bailey (University of Birmingham); Professor Lisa De Propris (University of Birmingham); Dr Felicia Fai (Bath University); Sally Hardy (CEO, Regional Studies Association); Paul Hildreth (UCL); Professor Ron Martin (University of Cambridge); Professor Philip McCann (University of Sheffield); Professor Raquel Ortega Argilés (University of Birmingham); and Dr Philip Tomlinson (Bath University). We respond […]

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Regional Studies Policy Impact Book : Towards Cohesion Policy 4.0

We are proud to present our first Regional Studies Policy Impact book – Towards Cohesion Policy 4.0: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth written by Professor John Bachtler, Dr Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Dr Peter Wostner and Dr Piotr Zuber. In the context of the debate on the future of Europe, this book makes the case for a new approach to structural […]

2019 Presidents Event

2019 President’s Event: Registration is now open

We invite you to join us for dinner and our Annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate contributions to the field, both at personal and institutional levels. The President’s Event will be held on the evening of  14th November from 19.30pm at the Booker Suite in the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury.  The evening will begin with welcome drinks followed […]

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2019 RSA Europe Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College - application submission deadline has been extended

RSA Europe’s Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College – Skills, Mobility and Entrepreneurship September 3rd to 6th, 2019 in Cagliari, Sardinia The application submission deadline has been extended to 9th July 2019. We hope this gives you some extra time to prepare your application. The RSA Europe’s Summer College has been established to focus on how ideas, theories, methods […]

Suntje Schmidt

Suntje Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Applied Economic Geography at the Humboldt University in Berlin, is the RSA Ambassador to Germany.

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5th Geography of Innovation Conference, Stavanger, Norway

The University of Stavanger, in partnership with RUNIN, are organising the  5th Geography of Innovation Conference  which will take place in Stavanger from 29th to 31st January 2020. The Geography of Innovation Conference provides a forum for discussion to scholars interested in scientific, policy and strategic issues concerning the spatial dimension of innovation activities. In line […]

2019 Presidents Event

2019 President’s Event: Registration is now open

We invite you to join us for dinner and our Annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate contributions to the field, both at personal and institutional levels. The President’s Event will be held on the evening of  14th November from 19.30pm at the Booker Suite in the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury.  The evening will begin with welcome drinks followed […]

Regional Studies Policy Impact Book: Towards Cohesion Policy 4.0

We are proud to present our first Regional Studies Policy Impact book – Towards Cohesion Policy 4.0: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth written by Professor John Bachtler, Dr Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Dr Peter Wostner and Dr Piotr Zuber. In the context of the debate on the future of Europe, this book makes the case for a new approach to structural […]

Awards 2019

The Awards ceremony took place at the President’s Event on 14th November 2019 in London, UK. Please click here to view the photos. We are proud to announce the 2019 RSA Awards Winners: Student and Early Career Awards Nathaniel Lichfield Award – Clara Lea Dallaire-Fortier, Institute of Political Ecology, Croatia RSA PhD Student Award – Huiwen Gong, […]

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2019 RSA Winter Conference Plenary Speakers

Please select one of the plenary speakers below to view their bio and download their plenary presentation (subject to the presentation made available by the speaker).

Madeleine Hatfield

Madeleine Hatfield is Founder and Editor at Yellowback (www.ybediting.com) where she provides editorial services to societies, authors and publishers. Madeleine has worked on a number of highly ranked academic journals as well as on monographs and research reports. She has also contributed to policy briefings, how-to guides and workshops for early career researchers on academic […]

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Paul Elhorst

Paul Elhorst is Professor of Spatial Econometrics at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and author of the book “Spatial econometrics: from cross-sectional data to spatial panels” that appeared in 2014. Since September 2015 he is Editor-in-Chief of the RSA journal Spatial Economic Analysis. His research interests are spatial econometrics, both theoretical and empirical, software, […]

David Bailey

Professor David Bailey is an influential business expert on economic restructuring and industrial policy and is perhaps best known for his knowledge of UK and West Midlands car manufacturing. Most recently, David has undertaken European funded research on using foreign investment to upgrade clusters and on industrial and regional policy. He has twice chaired the Regional Studies Association, and […]

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A stabilisation and convergence budget in the European Economic and Monetary Union – Part One

Bruno D. Castanheira works with the European Commission in securing the Union’s financial interests, having previously worked to improve implementation of Regional Policy. His research to stabilise European Economic Integration explored new approaches to Regional Policy and the role of financial instruments in Cohesion founded on behaviourist, industrial and financial economics. You can find him […]

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City Street4: Streets for 2030, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 23-26 September 2020

CONFERENCE THEME The recent acceleration of the world’s mobility has without any doubts affected city streets. This is manifested in the increased rate of transactions, communication channels, trans-nationalism and the unprecedented influx of newcomers. Within this context, a pertinent question on transitional streets seeks to highlight their status quo and examine embedded stories reflecting realities, […]

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Regional Studies Association Response to the BEIS Committee Inquiry into regional investment and growth

Contributors comprise: Professor David Bailey (University of Birmingham); Professor Lisa De Propris (University of Birmingham); Dr Felicia Fai (Bath University); Sally Hardy (CEO, Regional Studies Association); Paul Hildreth (UCL); Professor Ron Martin (University of Cambridge); Professor Philip McCann (University of Sheffield); Professor Raquel Ortega Argilés (University of Birmingham); and Dr Philip Tomlinson (Bath University). We […]

Policy Expo 2018: Place-based Policy Expo: Enhancing Relevance, Sharpening Our Understanding

The Regional Studies Association has commissioned a Policy Expo to look at place-based policy and its implementation around the globe. The research will be led by: Andrew Beer, University of South Australia Markku Sotarauta, Tampere University Sarah Ayres, University of Bristol, UK Jiri Blazek, Charles University, Prague Fiona McKenzie, RMIT University This Policy Expo considers the contribution that place-based policy-making […]

Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College

2019 RSA Europe Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College in Sardinia announced

2019 RSA Europe Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College Skills, Mobility and Entrepreneurship  has been announced for the coming September. The co-evolution of skills, mobility and entrepreneurship, and the rapid pace of how these transitions occur in the contemporary knowledge-based economy provides a fertile environment for inter-disciplinary discourse and scientific inquiry. RSA Europe’s Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College 2019 […]

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2019 RSA Europe Summer College Instructors

Skills, Mobility and Entrepreneurship 2019 RSA Europe Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College, Cagliari, Sardinia Jennifer Clark, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Riccardo Crescenzi, London School of Economics, UK Maria Chiara Di Guardo, University of Cagliari, Italy Frederick Guy, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Dieter F. Kogler, Spatial Dynamics Lab, UCDublin, Ireland Emanuela Marrocu, CRENoS, Università di Cagliari, Italy […]

Brexit Metaphor

Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

Significant increase in number of SMEs concerned about Brexit, especially innovators and exporters This press release was published here. The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that view Brexit as a major obstacle to success has increased significantly since the referendum, according to research published in the journal Regional Studies by Ross Brown and […]

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