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The current RSA East Midlands Branch Chair, Gary Bosworth, is stepping down from his role as Branch Chair as he has moved to Northumbria. Gary is now a Professor of Rural Entrepreneurship at Northumbria University. Consequently, we are looking for his replacement and we invite you to apply or to nominate a colleague if you […]

Dave Valler is Reader in Planning, School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes, and Chair of the RSA London and South East Branch. His research interests range across local and regional economic development, urban theory and politics, sub-national governance and policy, and science/hi-tech spaces. He has recently published research specifically on theoretical and practical […]

Matthias Kokorsch is Academic Director of Coastal Communities and Regional Development at the University Centre of the Westfjords.   Message from the RSA Ambassador to Iceland: Kæru kollegar, Ég er fagstjóri meistaranáms í Sjávarbyggðafræði og hef því mikinn áhuga á ýmsum þáttum byggðafræðinnar. Bakgrunnur minn er landafræði og félagsvísindi og undanfarin ár hef ég lagt […]

Neil Lee is a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. His work uses econometric methodologies to investigate issues closely related to public policy, and his recent studies have included studies on whether high-technology growth benefits low-skilled workers, inclusive growth, and new forms of innovation policy. Before joining academia, he was head […]

The 2019 RSA Winter conference took place from 14th-15th November 2019 at the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury. Delegates enjoyed two days of presentation, discussion and plenary sessions. Please click here to view the conference photos. Click here to view the Conference Infographic. Fumi Kitagawa (FeRSA) has written a blog about organising a special session at the Winter Conference 2019. […]

Chair: Leaza McSorley (University of Sunderland, United Kingdom) Speakers: John Bachtler (University of Strathclyde) Giancarlo Cotella (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) Marcin Dąbrowski (TU Delft, Netherlands) Sonia de Gregorio Hurtado (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain) The session, chaired by Leaza McSorley (University of Sunderland) and organised under the banner of the RSA Research Network on EU […]

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In 2015, the Association reached its fiftieth anniversary. The occasion was marked with a celebratory event at the House of Commons.

The RSA 2019 student and early career conference was held in the University of Lincoln, where we were welcomed by Dr Gary Bosworth and his colleagues from the School of Geography and the Lincoln International Business School. They shared some of their work, with a focus on designing and carrying out research for policy impact. […]

Professor Klaus Dodds is the Director of Research for the School of Life Sciences and Environment and Director of Living Sustainably at Royal Holloway. In October 2012, he was elected Academician (now Fellow) of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS). He researches in the areas of environmental and health geopolitics, ice humanities and the international […]

Dr. Alessandro Sancino (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in Management at The Open University Business School’s Department of Public Leadership & Social Enterprise, where he brings extensive academic experience from posts held in Italy, Switzerland, Peru’ and the UK. Alessandro is a truly international scholar and he has published in top journals in the fields of […]

Mark Scott is Professor of Planning at University College Dublin. Mark’s research is focused on theories and practices of spatial planning and governance, specifically related to rural planning, local regeneration and the environmental dimensions of spatial planning. He has published extensively in these areas and has been awarded over €4 million in national and European […]

Alasdair Rae is a Professorial Fellow in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. He is an urban and regional analyst focusing on spatial data, GIS, neighbourhoods, housing markets, transport, commuting, quantitative data analysis, internet search data and geovisualization. Alasdair is a founding Editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science, now one of […]

Peter Sunley is Professor of Human Geography, and Director of Research and Enterprise in Geography and Environment, at the University of Southampton.  He has published widely on economic geography including spatial dimensions of labour and regional political economy. His research has focused on geographies of labour organisation and policy, regional and local economic development, innovation […]

M. Davide Parrilli is Full Professor of Regional Economic Development at Bournemouth University. He has published extensive research on SME development, clusters and districts evolution, regional innovation systems and global innovation networks, global value chains, and social capital in peer-reviewed journals such as RP, SBE, RS, ERD, EPS, TECH, RIPE. In his academic career Davide […]

Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). She was Head of Department (01/01/2014 – 31/08/2017), and academic member of the LSE Council (2016-2020). Since 01/09/ 2016 she has been affiliate faculty member at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), […]

Prof. dr. L.G. (Ina) Horlings (1962) studied land- and watermanagement and human (environmental) geography. She obtained a PhD in Policy Science, and currently holds a chair in Socio-Spatial Planning at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Her research work broadly deals with ‘the human factor’ in spatial planning. […]

Dr Stuart Dawley is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Geography in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) at Newcastle University. His current research focuses upon the evolution of local and regional economies, particularly understanding the dynamics of path creation and development as part of the energy transition.  More broadly, his research previously […]

Lars Coenen is an economic geographer and scholar in innovation studies. His research interests converge around the geography of innovation: Why is it that some regions and cities in the world stand out in their ability to foster and diffuse novelty? What explains this spatial concentration of innovation in an era of globalization? How can […]

Michael Taster is a current PhD research student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. His current research project is sponsored by the RSA and is entitled, “The Creation and Reproduction of Policy Relevant Spatial Knowledge and New Publishing Models, A Case Study of Regional Studies.” The project seeks […]

Dr. Vanessa Guerra is an Assistant Professor in Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, where she teaches across urban planning and urban design. Her work focuses on urban interventions to promote social inclusion, resilience, and sustainable development in cities and regions of the Global South. Her teaching focus intersects […]

Alex de Ruyter is a professor at Birmingham City University and serves as Director of its Centre for Brexit Studies. He brings a wealth of research experience and academic engagement in the area of regional economic development and labour market issues. He has published over 60 academic outputs in leading national and international journals, including the International Journal […]

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