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On the behalf of the RSA community we would like to warmly congratulate to the Policy Expo 2017 winner: Smart Specialisation and Industry 4.0: Upgrading Regional Capabilities for a Balanced Industrial Development and Growth Through Networks.

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At the recent AGM of the Irish Section of the Regional Studies Association Justin Doran was elected to the role of Chairperson.

We are pleased to present the RSA Awards Winners 2016: Nathaniel Lichfield Award David Kingman Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, UK ‘How is the Planning System Addressing the Shortage of School Places in London? The Example of the London Borough of Bromley’ Routledge Award for Early Career Excellence Hugues Jeannerat, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland ‘Towards […]

Laba diena, mieli RSA kolegos, kaip Regioninių studijų asociacijos (RSA) ambasadorius Lietuvai aš esu čia, kad padėčiau visiems besidomintiems regioninės plėtros ir regioninės politikos klausimais Lietuvoje. Jei jums rūpi šie klausimai ir jums reikia detalesnės ar išsamesnės informacijos, nedvejodami susisiekite su manimi. Hello dear RSA colleagues, As the Regional Studies Association (RSA) Ambassador to Lithuania, […]

For articles published in 2014: Best Referees for Regional Studies Lisa de Propris (University of Birmingham, UK) Robert Hassink (University of Kiel, Germany) Elvira Uyarra (University of Manchester, UK) Best Referee Spatial Economic Analysis (SEA) Kim Swales, University of Strathclyde, UK Best Referee Territory, Politics, Governance (TPG) Joseph Nevins (Vassar College, USA) Best Referee Regional […]

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This is a joint guest post by the RSA Early Career Representative, Julie Tian Miao & the RSA Student Representative, Eduardo Oliveira. The Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) of the University of Sheffield hosted the 2014 edition of the Regional Studies Association Early Career conference. The conference was sponsored by the new open […]

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Here at the RSA we are working in partnership with the EU Commission and Latvian Presidency to deliver a conference on the new Cohesion Policy for the 2014-2020 period. The conference will be shaped as an academic and policy debate. As part of this process we are launching a call for papers that will be […]

Best Book Award 2014 Voted for by the Regional Studies Association membership from a list of titles published in 2013: Dr Tassilo Herrschel, University of Westminster, UK Book title: Cities, States and Globalisation. Regions and Cities Book Series. Routledge. London. 2013 Nathaniel Lichfield Award 2014 Alan Zarychta, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder, USA […]

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The recent release of Lord Adonis’ Growth Review has stirred some interesting recent debates, some of which argue that a more nuanced perspective is in order when looking at UK’s regions and their growth potentials. Such a critique comes from Mark Hart, Deputy Director of Enterprise Research Centre, and was published recently on startups.co.uk. Professor […]

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This is a guest post by David Bailey, professor at Aston Business School. Recently Labour leader Ed Miliband promised “the biggest devolution of power to England’s great towns and cities in a hundred years” in a move which shifts Labour’s focus on local economic development away from the ‘old’ administrative regions as in RDA-days towards […]

Best Book Award 2013 Voted for by the Regional Studies Association membership from a list of titles published in 2012: Professor Nicola Bellini, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy Professor Mike Danson, Heriot-Watt University, UK Professor Henrik Halkier, Aalborg University, Denmark Book title: Regional Development Agencies: The Next Generation? Networking, Knowledge and Regional Policies (2012). Nathaniel Lichfield Award 2013 […]

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Guest blog: Professor David Bailey, Coventry University Business School, UK   The Heseltine Plan appears to have been kicked into the long grass – by the current government at least. In something of a ‘rumble in the jungle’, Business Secretary Vince Cable last week poured cold water on Heseltine (or his plan at least). But […]

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In the previous blog post we highlighted our forthcoming conference in Tampere, Finland from 5 to 8 May this year. If this alone does not tempt you to book a place on the conference (still time to put an abstract in!) then the city of Tampere should. Tampere is the third largest city in Finland, […]

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The deadline for abstract submission for the Regional Studies Association European Conference is fast approaching (Sunday 27th January). This year the conference is hosted by the University of Tampere in Finland and will take place from 5th – 8th May. The conference theme is ‘Shape and Be Shaped: the future dynamics of regional development’.   […]

Cienījamie Reģionālo pētījumu asociācijas (RSA) biedri! Asociācija ir starptautiska organizācija, kuras misija ir reģionālo pētījumu un reģionālās zinātnes attīstība, tāpēc akadēmiskajam personālam un studentiem, valsts un pašvaldību institūciju speciālistiem, kā arī citiem interesentiem ir iespēja izmantot RSA pētījumus reģionālās politikas un prakses pilnveidošanai. RSA organizētajās ikgadējās pasaules, Eiropas, reģionāla un vietēja mēroga konferencēs, izdotajos informatīvajos […]

Edgar Morgenroth is full Professor of Economics in DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. He is also an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association having served as its vice chairman and treasurer. […]

Markku Sotarauta is Professor of Regional Development Studies in the Faculty of Management and Business at Tampere University, Finland. In 2011-2013, he served as the founding Dean of the School of Management and in 2009-2010 as the last Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration. In 2008 he was appointed as a Visiting Professor […]

RSA on ilmselt dünaamilisimalt arenev regionaaluurijate organisatsioon maailmas, mis on oma liikmetele läbi Regional Studies jt. publikatsioonide, veebi ja arvukate konverentside-seminaride oluliseks erialaseks kohtumiskohaks. Eriti tõhusad on valdkondlikud väiksemad töögrupid, mis korraldavad RSA toetusel seminare, toimetavad kogumikke ja ajakirjade erinumbreid. RSA töös osalemine on kindlasti kasulik ka regionaalvaldkonna praktikutele, kes leiavad sealt enda probleemide lahendamiseks […]

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On the 11th of September this year, we reported that RSA Chief Executive Sally Hardy was planning to cycle from London to Slovenia. We were informed that, contrary to popular belief, this was not simply a new RSA membership drive but instead a much more ambitious charity fund-raising adventure that would pass through 7 countries […]

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Commencing operation in 2021, a new tunnel will provide the final piece in the jigsaw linking the city of Hamburg in Germany to Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden which together form the STRING region. This fixed link will complement the existing bridge crossing the Öresund strait between Denmark and Sweden which opened to […]

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The Regional Studies Association would like to wish the best of luck to Sally Hardy, our intrepid Chief Executive, who is taking on the mammoth task of cycling over 1250 miles from London over two alpine passes and travelling via 7 countries to Ljubljana in Slovenia. Sally will be joined by fellow cyclists Rob Blackman […]

Best Referees Regional Studies 2012 Voted for by the editors of Regional Studies. Eckhardt Bode, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany Joaquin Azagra Caro, Institute of Management of Innovation & Knowledge, Spain Krisztina Varro, Radboud University, The Netherlands Best Referee Spatial Economic Analysis  Voted for by the editors of Spatial Economic Analysis Elisa Tosetti, […]

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Hot off the press from the European Commisssion’s Regional Policy unit is a working paper by Nicholas Charron, Lewis Dijkstra and Victor Lapuente Gine on the quality of regional governance in the EU. This is part of the ‘Regional Focus & Working Papers’ series and it contains some fascinating insights into the quality of regional […]

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With the 2012 London Olympics close at hand we thought it might be a good time to take a look at what is being done to try and manage the traffic associated with the arrival of 15,000 athletes, 7,000 technical officials, throngs of media and millions of visitors.   London is already fairly well known […]

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