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2020 RSA Awards Nominations - Call Now Open

Nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) of current members are being sought for the following awards in regional studies and related fields: Nathaniel Lichfield Award – this award is for recent Masters graduate who has graduated within the previous year; RSA PhD Student Award – this award is for registered PhD students who have not yet received […]

Awards 2020

Within these unprecedented times, we feel that it is important to remember to celebrate the research and work that has been carried out in regional studies and its related fields, including urban and rural studies, city-regions and interstitial spaces. Thus we have decided to extend the deadline for nominations until 21st May 2020. Please note […]

Mattia Casula

Name of event: 4th edition of the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4) The 4th edition of the International Conference of Public (ICPP4) was organized by the International Public Policy Association (IPPA), a leading international organization in the field of policy science.  It aims to promote the international diffusion of knowledge on public policy, disseminating […]

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 an Adjunct Faculty at the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on urban interventions for social inclusion, community development, and sustainable development. She has consultancy experience at the Inter-American Development Bank and The World Bank, in Washington, D.C. Vanessa earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning […]

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 […]

Profile - Allen J Scott

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 […]

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