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Territories Categories: United Kingdom

How remote communities turned the challenges of peripherality to their advantage during COVID-19

“What do you do here?” is a common question we get asked as islanders from the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. Visitors from cities may regard remote, rural, and island places as backward – at times seeking such places out as empty ‘wilderness’ that is devoid of people. But we ask to what extent does such […]

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Three Lecturer positions, School of Geography & Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews, Scotland

The School of Geography & Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews is advertising three Lecturers. One of the permanent Lecturer positions is an open call, and another is for someone specializing in “critical economic dimensions of sustainability.” The third Lectureship is a three-year fixed-term position in spatial data science.   Please consider applying. The […]

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Associate Professor: Gender, Power and the Right to Food, Coventry University, UK

Associate Professor in Gender, Power and the Right to Food Coventry University – Research Institute For Sustainability, Equity And Resilience Location: Coventry Salary: £52,571 to £65,106 per annum Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Placed On: 30th July 2021 Closes: 15th September 2021 Job Ref: REQ008657 See: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CHZ072/associate-professor-in-gender-power-and-the-right-to-food This is an exciting opportunity to join one of […]

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Funding Opportunity: Just Transitions within Sectors and Industries Globally, The British Academy, UK

Funded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. More about the programme This programme provides UK and internationally-based researchers at any career stage, and active in the humanities and social sciences, with the opportunity to submit proposals for in-depth studies focused on just transitions in sectors and industries globally. Aims Climate change is the […]

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Research Fellow: Food System Transformation, University of Birmingham, UK

Professor Emma Frew has recently been awarded a UKRI BBSRC consortium grant (£6M) with Cambridge leading and in collaboration with Warwick, Exeter, LSHTM, UCL and King’s College.  The project is focused on how to transform the UK food system for healthy people and a healthy environment and the City of Birmingham is the setting for […]

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CPES: The Regions, Economy and Society in the Post-Covid World, Online 17 Sept 2021, 10:00 - 17:00 BST

Date: Friday, September 17, 2021, 10:00 – 17:00 BST The eighth conference hosted by the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society will take place on 17 September 2021, on the theme “Regions Economy and Society in the Post Covid World”. This will be a free one day online conference. The conference is related to two […]

Understanding trends of population loss across Irish Electoral Divisions since 1986

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Population loss in regions has gained attention internationally. This phenomenon is referred to as regional shrinkage in academic literature. A European Parliament report defined shrinking regions as regions […]

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Lecturer: Environment and Development, University of Leeds, UK

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in environment and development? Do you have an excellent research record and proven success obtaining funding? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University? The Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) in the School of Earth and Environment […]

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Fully funded PhD studentship: Reconciliation in an age of polarisation and misinformation, University of Wolverhampton, UK

We are delighted to be offering a fully funded studentship opportunity (a stipend of £15609 & payment of tuition fees) for applicants interested in studying a PhD at the University of Wolverhampton. See: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CHR287/phd-studentship-reconciliation-in-an-age-of-polarisation-and-misinformation Reconciliation in an age of polarisation and misinformation. The PhD is a collaboration between the Institute for Community Research and Development (ICRD) and […]

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PhD Studentship: REDEFINE - Reorienting Development: The Dynamics and Effects of Chinese Infrastructure Investment in Europe, The Open University, UK

We are delighted to invite applications for a PhD Studentship funded by the REDEFINE research project (European Research Council & Horizon 2020) and the Open University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This research project, based in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, seeks to examine the impacts of China’s growing role in European infrastructure investment […]

Farming in the Upper Dee Vale, Should I stay or should I go?

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Studying the farming history in the UK I realised there had been inflexion points where farming’s fortunes have changed dramatically. For example, the 1920’s agricultural crisis (for the […]

Shopping malls, GHG emissions and the role of policymakers in "green" transportation infrastructure in Ireland

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    In line with global trends, Ireland has seen greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increase with economic growth. As of 2016, road transport accounted for 95% of all transport related […]

New UK-based centre fostering rural innovation for resilient regions

From tech clusters to the creative class, innovation is often associated with urban agglomeration. Rural innovation receives less attention. Sometimes, stereotypes and nostalgia locate rural places in the past and forget that rural people need futures. Sometimes, policies situate cities as ‘engines’ of growth and simply assume rural places will be pulled along … eventually. […]

The RSA participates in the AcSS response to UKRI announcement on funding research

Thirty learned societies, including the RSA, have recently signed a response (coordinated by the Academy of Social Sciences) to the UKRI announcement on funding research supported by Official Development Assistance. Find out more details and the full statement here https://www.acss.org.uk/news/academy-responds-to-ukri-announcements-on-funding-cuts/

Why Covid-19 should make us rethink multilocality

This article first appeared on ROBUST’s website and has been re-blogged with permission from the authors. Modern lives are increasingly multilocal – but rural-urban policies are often yet to catch up. ROBUST’s Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, Ulla Ovaska and Theresia Oedl-Wieser reflect on what we know about multilocality, and what we should rethink as rural regions look ahead to futures beyond recovery. […]

RSA Women’s Network supports Collaborative International Research during Pandemic

Anyone with teaching responsibilities will know how difficult it has been to carve out time and space for research during the past year. For early career researchers that has been even more difficult to achieve. However working collaboratively can be one way to keep your research alive, create new connections and the power of networks […]

Louise Kempton

Louise Kempton is a Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) at Newcastle University.  She is also Associate Dean of Research and Innovation for the university’s faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  She has more than 25 years’ experience in local, regional and international economic development as a researcher, […]

Simona Iammarino

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 […]

Deal or No Deal?

David Bailey works at the Birmingham Business School and is a Senior Fellow at the ESRC’s UK in a Changing Europe programme. There was no ‘Meal Deal’ this week for the UK and EU after Boris Johnson dined with Ursula Von Der Layen in Brussels, with the latter saying “we gained a clear understanding of each other’s […]

Homeworking and the Return to the Office – Part One

This blog was written by Professor Anne Green and Rebecca Riley, City-REDI  / WM REDI, University of Birmingham. To access the original article, click here. The current situation in cities The pandemic has changed the nature of work significantly which may have long term impacts. Not least is the fact that at a time when significant business decisions are being […]

Simona Iammarino

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 […]

John Harrison

John Harrison works at Loughborough University in the UK. He is a regional geographer interested in the planning and governance of cities and regions. John has been an Editor of Regional Studies since 2013, first as its inaugural Early Career Editor and then section editor for ‘Urban and Regional Horizons’. His recent publications include the […]

RSA City and Regional Sustainability Transitions Webinar Series

22 October 2020

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