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Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones is Director of Newcastle City Futures and Newcastle University’s Chair of Town Planning and one of the UK’s leading authorities on planning, land use, historic and contemporary urban change, and community participation in places. He was previously Government Advisor on planning, land use and housing issues to ministers in UK Government, the […]

Response to the BEIS Committee Inquiry

Contributors comprise: Professor David Bailey (University of Birmingham); Professor Lisa De Propris (University of Birmingham); Dr Felicia Fai (Bath University); Sally Hardy (CEO, Regional Studies Association); Paul Hildreth (UCL); Professor Ron Martin (University of Cambridge); Professor Philip McCann (University of Sheffield); Professor Raquel Ortega Argilés (University of Birmingham); and Dr Philip Tomlinson (Bath University). We respond […]

2019 Presidents Event

2019 President’s Event: Registration is now open

We invite you to join us for dinner and our Annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate contributions to the field, both at personal and institutional levels. The President’s Event will be held on the evening of  14th November from 19.30pm at the Booker Suite in the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury.  The evening will begin with welcome drinks followed […]

2019 Presidents Event

2019 President’s Event: Registration is now open

We invite you to join us for dinner and our Annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate contributions to the field, both at personal and institutional levels. The President’s Event will be held on the evening of  14th November from 19.30pm at the Booker Suite in the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury.  The evening will begin with welcome drinks followed […]

Awards 2019

The Awards ceremony took place at the President’s Event on 14th November 2019 in London, UK. Please click here to view the photos. We are proud to announce the 2019 RSA Awards Winners: Sir Peter Hall Award for Contribution to the Field Professor Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto, Canada Student and Early Career Awards […]

Madeleine Hatfield

Madeleine Hatfield is Founder and Editor at Yellowback (www.ybediting.com) where she provides editorial services to societies, authors and publishers. Madeleine has worked on a number of highly ranked academic journals as well as on monographs and research reports. She has also contributed to policy briefings, how-to guides and workshops for early career researchers on academic […]

David Bailey

Professor David Bailey is an influential business expert on economic restructuring and industrial policy and is perhaps best known for his knowledge of UK and West Midlands car manufacturing. Most recently, David has undertaken European funded research on using foreign investment to upgrade clusters and on industrial and regional policy. He has twice chaired the Regional Studies Association, and […]

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Regional Studies Association Response to the BEIS Committee Inquiry into regional investment and growth

Contributors comprise: Professor David Bailey (University of Birmingham); Professor Lisa De Propris (University of Birmingham); Dr Felicia Fai (Bath University); Sally Hardy (CEO, Regional Studies Association); Paul Hildreth (UCL); Professor Ron Martin (University of Cambridge); Professor Philip McCann (University of Sheffield); Professor Raquel Ortega Argilés (University of Birmingham); and Dr Philip Tomlinson (Bath University). We […]

Policy Expo 2018: Place-based Policy Expo: Enhancing Relevance, Sharpening Our Understanding

The Regional Studies Association has commissioned a Policy Expo to look at place-based policy and its implementation around the globe. The research will be led by: Andrew Beer, University of South Australia Markku Sotarauta, Tampere University Sarah Ayres, University of Bristol, UK Jiri Blazek, Charles University, Prague Fiona McKenzie, RMIT University This Policy Expo considers the contribution that place-based policy-making […]

Brexit Metaphor

Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

Significant increase in number of SMEs concerned about Brexit, especially innovators and exporters This press release was published here. The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that view Brexit as a major obstacle to success has increased significantly since the referendum, according to research published in the journal Regional Studies by Ross Brown and […]

Policy Expo 2018: HEIs in Regional Development

The RSA is delighted to announce that the new Policy Expo: Putting Universities in their Place – An Evidence Based Approach to Understanding the Contribution of Higher Education to Local and Regional Development Expo organisers: Mark Tewdwr-Jones and Louise Kempton, Newcastle University, UK Paul Vallance, Sheffield University, UK Maria Conceição Rego, Evora University, Portugal Lucir […]

Joanie Willett

Understanding Brexit and Trump in Post-Industrial, Peripheral Areas: Implications for Regional Development The rise in anti-establishment populism across Western nations is understood to be symbolic of the gulf that has opened up between wealthy, apparently metropolitan, often urban ‘core’, regions; and peripheral localities in decline.  As we have seen in recent elections in the UK, […]

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Increasing disenchantment with the European Union and tip-toeing to the right in the UK (1979-2014)

Danny Dorling is the Halford Mackinder Professor in Geography at the University of Oxford. He was previously a professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield, and before then a professor at the University of Leeds. He previously worked at academic posts in Newcastle, Bristol, and New Zealand. He went to university in Newcastle upon Tyne, […]

Britain for sale? Perspectives on the costs and benefits of foreign ownership

Britain for sale? Perspectives on the costs and benefits of foreign ownership (2016). Published by the Smith Institute, edited by Mike Raco.

Spatially Rebalancing the UK Economy: The Need for a New Policy Model

Spatially Rebalancing the UK Economy: The Need for a New Policy Model. Published by the Regional Studies Association, edited by Ron Martin, Andy Pike, Pete Tyler and Ben Gardiner.

Policy Expo 2017: Smart Specialisation and Industry 4.0

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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New Chair of RSA Ireland Section (RSAIR)

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

Awards 2016

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 […]

Donatas Burneika

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. Donatas Burneika is affiliated with the NORSA: Nordic Section of the Regional Studies […]

Awards 2015

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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Sheffield at a glance: widening career horizons through open access publishing

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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Call for Papers: Challenges for the new Cohesion Policy

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 […]

Awards 2014

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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What the Adonis Review might be missing

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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