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Matthias Kokorsch

Matthias Kokorsch is Academic Director of Coastal Communities and Regional Development at the University Centre of the Westfjords.

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Call for Papers to the 23rd Uddevalla Symposium 2020

Call for Papers to the 23rd Uddevalla Symposium 2020 on: The Geography of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship – Implications for Regional Growth and Development June 11-13, 2020 Venue: Stenungsbaden Hotel & Conference, Stenungsund, Sweden Keynote Speakers Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maria Abreu University of Cambridge, UK Prof. Zoltan Acs George Mason University, USA Prof. Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen […]

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Postdoc: Landscape planning, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden

Department or Urban and Rural Development At the Department of Urban and Rural Development there are four divisions: Agrarian History, Environmental Communication, Landscape Architecture and Rural Development. The department is the largest within SLU for social sciences, humanities and design research. Questions about sustainable use and management of natural resources and landscapes are central to […]

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Nordic Division (NoRSA)

NORSA was formally established at a meeting in Umeå, Sweden, in September 2008. NORSA is a non-political, voluntary, self-governing organisation with non-profit objectives andshares the aims and objects of the Regional Studies Association, which are: (a) to promote education in the field of regional studies (those studies which relate to the economic, physical and sociological […]

Davids and Goliaths: Regions in the Age of Urbanisation and Digitalisation

17 June 2019
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Smart City‐Regional Governance for Sustainability: Smart Governance (and Institutions) – A Question of Sustainability?

9 July 2018
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Historical Constructions of Regions and Regionalism

30 October 2017

Final Report: RSA Research Network on Sustainability Transitions in the Coastal Zone

Organisers: Prof. C.  Patrick Heidkamp, Southern Connecticut State University Dr. John Morrissey, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick Dr. Catherine Chambers, University Centre of the Westfjords Coastal areas, despite only occupying a relatively small percentage of the Earth’s land-surface, provide more than one third of the globe’s value of ecosystem services. Coastal areas are also […]

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Regions in Transition

9 March 2017

Final Report RSA Research Network Regional Economic and Policy History (ReHi)

Organisers Marijn Molema, Fryske Akademy, Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, the Netherlands Arno van der Zwet, University of the West of Scotland, UK Martin Åberg, Centre for Regional Studies, University of Karlstad Sara Svensson, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University The past plays a crucial role in understanding, developing and implementing regional economic development […]

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Central and Eastern Europe

The CEE Division comprised of Albania, Bulgaria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. However, the CEE Division is inclusive and we also welcome members from other countries not listed here. The CEE Division is a limited […]

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5th Geography of Innovation Conference, Stavanger, Norway

The University of Stavanger, in partnership with RUNIN, are organising the  5th Geography of Innovation Conference  which will take place in Stavanger from 29th to 31st January 2020. The Geography of Innovation Conference provides a forum for discussion to scholars interested in scientific, policy and strategic issues concerning the spatial dimension of innovation activities. In line […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 – […]

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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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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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