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English Cities: Join up locally or miss the Devolution Ball?

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 […]

Awards 2013

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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Hezza kicked into the Long Grass?

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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Visit Tampere in May 2013!

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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RSA European Conference 2013, Tampere, Finland: Deadline for Abstracts 27th January

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’.   […]

Arne Isaksen

Som norsk ambassadør for RSA anbefaler jeg deg å bli medlem i organisasjonen. RSA står bak en rekke tidsskrifter, deriblant Regional Studies, som følger med et medlemskap. RSA arrangerer en årlig konferanse i Europa med noen hundre deltakere. Her er gode muligheter for å presentere papere, få oversikt over hva andre innen ditt eget fagfelt […]

Elita Jermolajeva

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

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

Markku Sotarauta is professor of regional development studies in 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 in […]

Henrik Halkier

Henrik Halkier

Kære RSA-medlem, Som dansk ambassdør for RSA er min rolle at profilere vores aktiviteter i Danmark og bidrage til at du får mest muligt ud af de mange muligheder for netværks-aktiviteter, videns-udveksling og publikation, som bliver organiseret inden for foreningen. Aktiveterne bliver drevet af medlemmerne, og hvis du har en ide til et nyt initiativ – […]

Garri Raagmaa

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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From London to Ljubljana

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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Crossing the Fehmarn Belt: A New Transnational Region in the Making

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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Sally’s Big Bike Ride

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 […]

Awards 2012

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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Regional Governance in the EU

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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London 2012 Olympic Traffic – Managing the Chaos

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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Sally Paddles the Thames

If you happen to be watching television on Sunday 3 June 2012 you might see coverage of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, an event in London to celebrate 60 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom. “What on earth does this have to do with Regional Studies?”, you might ask. […]

Awards 2011

Introduced to celebrate excellence, our winners for the 2011 RSA Awards are: Routledge RSA Award for Early Career Excellence 2011 This year, the jury decided to award the prize to two candidates due to the very high quality of their papers: Paolo Veneri, Department of Economics at Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy Paper Title: Urban Polycentricity and […]

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Focus on EPRC

It’s been a while since the last ‘Focus on’ blog post, so it’s now time for another one. Today’s post is on EPRC – that is, the European Policies Research Centre. The EPRC is based at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (Scotland) and they are, as the name suggests, a research centre focusing on […]

Awards 2010

Introduced to celebrate excellence, our winners for the 2010 RSA Awards are: Sir Peter Hall Award 2010 (Formerly known as the Contribution to the Field Award) Name: Professor John Bachtler Institution: University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Early Career Award 2010 Name: Rikard Hans Eriksson Institution: Department of Social and Economic Geography, Umeå University, Sweden Paper Title: Localized Spillovers and Knowledge Flows: […]

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