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Student and Early Career Representative Board Member positions available January 2020

Two exciting opportunities have arisen for an enthusiastic PhD Student and an Early Career Researcher to join the Board of the Regional Studies Association. The RSA is an established global Association and a place on the Board will enable successful candidates to engage with colleagues, from students and early career researchers through to high profile […]

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2019 RSA North America Conference Plenary Speakers

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Abigail Cooke

Abigail Cooke is Assistant Professor of Geography at University at Buffalo (SUNY). She is also a co-director of the Center for Trade, Environment, and Development (CTED, formerly CUSTAC). Her research focuses on the local and regional impacts of global flows. She has studied the impacts of low-wage country import competition in the US and the […]

Vanessa Guerra

Vanessa is a PhD candidate in Environmental Design and Planning at the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. She has consultancy experience at the Inter-American Development Bank and at The World Bank, in Washington D.C. She earned a master in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne in Australia, and a bachelor […]

Joshua Barrett

Joshua Barrett is Manager of Planning and Accountability for the Climate Change Branch in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. In this position, he oversees policy and strategy development initiatives related to climate change, including initiatives to raise public awareness engage the academic community and professional associations, manage and lead research and analysis initiatives, as […]

Joan Fitzgerald

Joan Fitzgerald is a Professor of Urban and Public Policy at Northeastern University. She focuses on urban climate governance and the connections between urban sustainability and economic development and innovation. Her third book, Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development (Oxford Univ. Press, 2010), examines how cities are creating economic development opportunities in several green […]

Defining the Terrains of Regional Infrastructure

25 September 2019

Geography, Finance and Uneven Development

15 May 2019

XV Seminario Internacional de la Red Iberoamericana de Investigadores sobre Globalización y Territorio (RII)

28 November 2018

2019 RSA North America Conference

25 September 2019

Final Report: RSA Research Network on Sustainability Transitions in the Coastal Zone

Organisers: Prof. C.  Patrick Heidkamp, Southern Connecticut State University Dr. John Morrissey, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick Dr. Catherine Chambers, University Centre of the Westfjords Coastal areas, despite only occupying a relatively small percentage of the Earth’s land-surface, provide more than one third of the globe’s value of ecosystem services. Coastal areas are also […]

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Finance, Geography and Sustainability: Lessons for Urban Planning, Development and Beyond

3 April 2017

Regional Studies paper wins ACSP–Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 2019 Best Paper Award

Regional Studies paper – Industrial Inheritances: Makers, Relatedness and Materiality in New York and Chicago – wins The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)–Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 2019 Best Paper Award The Editorial Board of Regional Studies are delighted to acknowledge the achievements of Max Eisenburger, Marc Doussard, Laura Wolf-Powers, Greg Schrock & Stephen Marotta in being awarded the […]

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Allen J Scott

Allen J. Scott is distinguished research professor in the Department of Geography and the Department of Policy Studies at UCLA. He has written widely on the economic foundations of urban and regional development. He was the recipient of the Prix Vautrin Lud in 2003, the Anders Retzius Gold Medal in 2009, and the Sir Peter […]

Profile - Shiri M Breznitz

Shiri M. Breznitz

Shiri M. Breznitz is an Associate Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. An economic geographer, she specializes in innovation, technology, and regional economic development.  Dr. Breznitz’s research focuses on economic development policies with a particular interest on the role of the university on regional, national, and international levels.

Jessie P. Poon

Jessie P.H. Poon is Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo, New York. She is currently an editor of Environment and Planning A. She was the North American editor of Papers in Regional Science from 2002 to 2006. She has published widely on multinational firms’ locational strategies in Asia, foreign direct investment, multinational firms’ […]

Launch of the RSA Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR)

Organisers Dr. Jean-Paul Addie, Urban Studies Institute, Georgia State University (USA) Dr. Michael Glass, Urban Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh (USA) Dr. Jen Nelles, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Hunter College, City University of New York (USA) Details The RSA Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR) engages research at the intersection of infrastructure and regional studies. By […]

2019 North America Conference Sponsors and Supporters

McGill University Located in the heart of Montreal, McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from over 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in the country. Donald J. Savoie […]

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2019 Latin America Division Conference Plenary Speakers

Professor Michael Storper (UCLA, the London School of Economics, and Sciences Po/Paris) Michael Storper (PhD, Economic Geography, University of California, Berkeley), is an economic geographer who holds concurrent appointments at UCLA, the London School of Economics, and Sciences Po/Paris. Storper is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed academic articles and 13 books, including the widely-cited […]

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2019 RSA Latin America Division Special Sessions

As part of the 2019 RSA Latin America Division Conference, we welcome proposals for Special Sessions in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Special Sessions are a great way to bring together presenters to discuss and highlight a particular topic and to develop or further extend your network. Please submit your abstract for one of the special […]

Climate Resilience in Boston and the Threat of Green Speculation

Isabelle Anguelovski is Director of BCNUEJ, an ICREA Research Professor, a Senior Researcher and Principal Investigator at ICTA and coordinator of the research group Healthy Cities and Environmental Justice at IMIM. She is a plenary panelist speaker during the 2019 RSA Conference. Boston’s resilient harbor plan is bold and socio-ecologically innovative by associating green infrastructure and nature-based […]

The RSA goes to America – meet us at this year’s AAG 2019 in Washington D.C.

As in previous years, the RSA will again have a strong presence at this year’s AAG, which will take place from 3rd to 7th April 2019 in Washington D.C., USA. Amongst a broad variety of sessions, this year’s highlights include the Annual Lectures of our Regional Studies as well as Area Development and Policy journal. […]

Policy Expo 2018: China’s Belt and Road Initiative

On the behalf of the RSA community we would like to warmly congratulate to the Policy Expo 2018 winner: China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Better Policies for Alleviating Risks and Enhancing Opportunities Organisers: Xiangming Chen, Trinity College, USA Xue Li, Fudan University, Shanghai, China Julie Tian Miao, University of Melbourne, Australia Through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), […]

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