Territories Categories: North America

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), […]

I-Chun Catherine Chang

Follow the Money: The Financing and Financialization of Sustainable Urban Projects in China The recent two decades have witnessed a surge of urban sustainable projects in the global South. Under the guidance of relational geography and “Southern” urbanism, following the movement of planning ideas and policies has been the primary method scholars use to study […]

Robert Krueger

I really like the RSA organization and was looking for ways to participate after two successful research networks.  My field of expertise is sustainable urbanism, with a focus on the social justice component of sustainability.   I look forward to promoting the RSA’s mission in the US by extending its network and bringing new research […]

Trina Hamilton

I’m honoured to be joining the team of RSA Ambassadors to the United States, and I look forward to working with our existing members and welcoming new ones. My own research interests in regional studies are focused on: (1) green urbanism and sustainability planning in cities, and the intersections between green developments and gentrification; and (2) […]

John Agnew

I am delighted to have been asked to be an American ambassador for the RSA. My specialty is territory, politics and governance. As an ambassador, I seek to show how the RSA encourages study in this area and to promote RSA activities wherever possible. I would be very pleased to hear from any existing or […]

Yonn Dierwechter

Yonn Dierwechter is Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma, where he teaches courses in urban geography, urban sustainability and community planning.  He started his academic career studying post-apartheid cities in the 1990s, particularly where this involved the challenges to spatial planning systems posed by “informal sector” actors in Cape Town.  Over […]

Elizabeth Mack

As Ambassador for the Regional Studies Association (RSA) in the United States, I would like to welcome you all. The RSA is an inviting and growing association whose diverse membership presents a wealth of opportunities for researchers around the globe to become immersed in scholarship where the region as a nexus of issues is the […]

Geoff Gregson

Geoff Gregson

As a Canadian Ambassador for the RSA, I look forward to extending RSA activities in Canada and building new partnerships with colleagues in other regions. My areas of interest include: innovation systems; entrepreneurial processes and new venturing; science commercialisation; risk capital and private equity; and policy mechanisms and their evaluation.

Pierre Filion

Pierre Filion

C’est un honneur d’être un des ambassadeurs de la RSA représentant le Canada. Mon champ d’expertise est l’aménagement urbain à l’échelle métropolitaine. C’est à cette échelle que mes travaux cadrent le plus avec les principaux thèmes des études régionales. Mes projets, en tant qu’ambassadeur, sont de prendre le pouls de la recherche portant sur les […]

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Climate Change and LA: December may be hotter than we think

The RSA’s first North American conference is scheduled to take place at the University of California Los Angeles in December, but based on research from the UCLA Climate Sensitivity Research Lounge it may turn out to be a hot Christmas! Well maybe not this year, but the research highlights the impacts of climate change on […]

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The Regional Plan Association

Nonetheless, we’re turning our attention today to the Regional Plan Association, an organisation which provides long-term planning for the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut metropolitan region. Before going any further, here’s what a few important people have to say about the RPA… Regional Plan Association is… from Regional Plan Association on Vimeo. We’ve previously […]

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Province, State and Country Populations

Some interesting facts emerge from this analysis, and not just the huge population of China as a whole (1.3 billion people). For example, the province level municipality of Shanghai has more people than Romania (23.0 million vs. 22.0 million) and more people live in Beijing (19.6 million) than New York state (19.4 million). Germany’s population […]

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