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We are recruiting a Research Associate – Just Energy Transitions at the Stockholm Environment Institute-Latin America, based in Bogotá, Colombia. The ideal candidate will have experience in labor and employment policy in Latin America and will contribute to the team’s research and policy engagement on fossil fuel supply and climate change, especially around just energy […]

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 […]

Este blog forma parte de la serie “Perspectivas Latinoamericanas en Estudios Regionales” y fue publicado en inglés y español. English version.   Al igual que durante el período colonial, la incorporación más reciente de América Latina a los flujos comerciales de la economía mundial se ha centrado principalmente en los recursos naturales. El superciclo de […]

This blog is part of the “Latin American Perspectives in Regional Studies” series and was published in both Spanish and English. La version en español.   Much like during the colonial period, Latin America’s more recent incorporation into the trade flows of the global economy has been primarily focused on natural resources. The super cycle […]

Este blog forma parte de la serie “Perspectivas Latinoamericanas en Estudios Regionales” y fue publicado en inglés y español. English version.   Las ciudades tienen enormes ventajas en cuanto al acceso a los servicios, las oportunidades de empleo, los insumos de producción y la difusión de conocimientos. La influencia de las ciudades en el desarrollo […]

This blog is part of the “Latin American Perspectives in Regional Studies” series and was published in both Spanish and English. La version en español.   Cities have tremendous advantages in terms of access to services, job opportunities, production inputs and knowledge diffusion. The influence of cities on people development should take into account two […]

This blog is part of the “Latin American Perspectives in Regional Studies” series and was published in both Spanish and English. La version en español.   The subject of fiscal, political and administrative decentralisation remains a part of the discussion about the regional economy since it is hoped distinct decentralisation processes will contribute to a […]

Este blog forma parte de la serie “Perspectivas Latinoamericanas en Estudios Regionales” y fue publicado en inglés y español. English version.   El tema de la descentralización fiscal, política, y administrativa permanece dentro del debate de la economía regional ya que se espera que los distintos procesos de descentralización contribuyan a una distribución de la […]

(English below) De la editora invitada, Dra. Alejandra Trejo-Nieto Como parte de los esfuerzos de la Asociación de Estudios Regionales para diversificar su contenido y publicaciones, como el Blog RSA, e incluir diferentes perspectivas para llegar a una audiencia más amplia, se lanzó una convocatoria especial para este blog titulada “Perspectivas latinoamericanas en estudios regionales”. […]

The RSA is pleased to announce that its Research Network Grant Scheme is open once more. The scheme was placed on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic and has now been reinstated with a deadline of 29 November 2022. The maximum funding for a Research Network is: £10,000 (c. $13,300; c. €11,800) for newly established networks; £7,500 (c. $10,000; […]

Sign up for an RSA membership* before midnight on the 21st August 2022 and you can participate in our Free Book Offer, where you can get a free book from our Regions and Cities Series.  See below for a full list of the books available. Please be aware that there are a limited number of […]

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Mexico has vast cultural, geographical, and economic features across its regions. Since the NAFTA was signed by the United States, Mexico, and Canada, foreign investment and industry have […]

In many countries, significant regional inequalities of income and wealth remain or have reemerged. The problem is so acute that several studies on the geography of discontent, especially looking at Western European Countries and North America, have been published lately. In this article I call attention to the fact that in the Global South as […]

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Our relationship with food is complex. Food consumption may be one of the few experiences that involves all of our senses at the same time. Add to that […]

Rapid population growth and expansion beyond municipality limits has drawn attention to governance and development issues faced by the Bogotá Metropolitan Region (MR), Colombia, South America. These issues are made clearer by the obvious lack of a metropolitan authority, which would ideally coordinate and integrate municipal, provincial, and private actors for effective future planning purposes. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The RSA is pleased to announce the new Chair of the RSA Latin America Division is Alejandra Trejo Nieto. Alejandra Trejo is currently a professor in the Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA) at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. She was the academic coordinator of the master program in Urban Studies […]

Alejandra Trejo is currently a professor in the Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA) at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. Alejandra is one of the ambassador to Mexico of the Regional Studies Association (RSA). She is an urban and regional economist whose research agenda reflects significant interdisciplinary concerns about the issues […]

Alejandra Trejo is a professor at the Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, Ambassador to Mexico of the Regional Studies Association, and a UKRI International Development peer review college member. Her research agenda reflects significant interdisciplinary concerns about the issues of urbanisation, urban and regional economic development, governance and policy. She published […]

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