We are pleased to open the call for abstracts for the 3rd Annual RSA Blog – Student Summer Series. Starting May 8th, 2023, and all summer long, the RSA Blog will publish content written by graduate students (Master’s or PhD students at any stage in their program or recently completed). Students must be working within […]
The Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is currently the largest global investment initiative into infrastructures. In this blogpost we present the actor constellations behind two exemplary Chinese funded road infrastructures in two major BRI projects. To realise the BRI, China makes use of several investment and delivery arms to fund projects, which […]
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 […]
November 2022 was a month filled with news and hopes about climate action. The 17th United Nations Climate Change Youth Conference (COY17) was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from November 2 to 4, 2022, right before the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27). COY invites youth from around the globe to discuss […]
The growing dominance of cities in our world appears to be inevitable as nowadays the majority of the world’s population lives in cities. Cities not only quantitatively outnumber but are also qualitatively outperforming all other places. This cosmopolitan urban future is, however, increasingly challenged by villagism. Many big cities profited from neoliberal policies introduced […]
This blog follows the launch of the new book Border Cities and Territorial Development The new book focuses on territorial development processes associated with border cities. In this light, the 12 chapters cut across not only economic, but also governance and cross-border planning processes and innovation, in both European and North American border cities, […]
In this Youtube video, Professor David Bailey discusses the recent report explored below in this RSA Blog Post. Back in mid-2020, UK in a Changing Europe published a report on the effects of Brexit on UK manufacturing, analysing the picture up to the point of publication and offering thoughts on the likely effects after […]
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This blog follows the launch of the new book: Handbook on Human Security, Borders and Migration. Follow this link for additional promotional material for the book – passcode: &J04F*Gd Drawing on the concept of the “politics of compassion”, the Handbook on Human Security, Borders and Migration interrogates the political, geopolitical, social and anthropological processes […]
The approval of the UN Urban Agenda and the European Urban Agenda in 2016 reveal the growing importance of cities all around the world. Moreover, at the international level, cities are speaking up for themselves and by themselves. It is clear in the different COPs and even more inside the European institutions. © A “quintessential […]
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The Government of Canada claims that existing Canadian mining practices are global models for responsible and sustainable mining. But is this the reality in local mining communities in underdeveloped nations? Canadian Mining Companies and Corporate Negligence Canada is commonly known for its diplomacy. Yet not many know that Canada is the world’s global mining […]
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First, I’d like to introduce myself… …hi, I’m Brady – the new Blog Editor for the Regional Studies Association. Get to know me I began to write about growing up in western Newfoundland, but figured it was easier to just share an image. My hometown, Corner Brook (below), is the regional […]