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Research Technician, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

The POLARIS, or Pursuing Opportunities for Long-term Artic Resilience for Infrastructure and Society, is a newly funded NSF project that studies environmental migration, food security, and human-environment conflicts in coastal Arctic Indigenous communities and identifies the important assets (social, environmental, infrastructural, institutional) to help them adapt and become more resilient to climate-related changes. More information […]

Abigail Cooke

Abigail Cooke is Assistant Professor of Geography at University at Buffalo (SUNY). She is also a co-director of the Center for Trade, Environment, and Development (CTED, formerly CUSTAC). Her research focuses on the local and regional impacts of global flows. She has studied the impacts of low-wage country import competition in the US and the […]

Joan Fitzgerald

Joan Fitzgerald is a Professor of Urban and Public Policy at Northeastern University. She focuses on urban climate governance and the connections between urban sustainability and economic development and innovation. Her third book, Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development (Oxford Univ. Press, 2010), examines how cities are creating economic development opportunities in several green […]

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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Allen J Scott

Allen J. Scott is distinguished research professor in the Department of Geography and the Department of Policy Studies at UCLA. He has written widely on the economic foundations of urban and regional development. He was the recipient of the Prix Vautrin Lud in 2003, the Anders Retzius Gold Medal in 2009, and the Sir Peter […]

Jessie P. Poon

Jessie P.H. Poon is Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo, New York. She is currently an editor of Environment and Planning A. She was the North American editor of Papers in Regional Science from 2002 to 2006. She has published widely on multinational firms’ locational strategies in Asia, foreign direct investment, multinational firms’ […]

Launch of the RSA Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR)

Organisers Dr. Jean-Paul Addie, Urban Studies Institute, Georgia State University (USA) Dr. Michael Glass, Urban Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh (USA) Dr. Jen Nelles, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Hunter College, City University of New York (USA) Details The RSA Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR) engages research at the intersection of infrastructure and regional studies. By […]

2019 North America Conference Sponsors and Supporters

McGill University Located in the heart of Montreal, McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from over 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in the country. Donald J. Savoie […]

Climate Resilience in Boston and the Threat of Green Speculation

Isabelle Anguelovski is Director of BCNUEJ, an ICREA Research Professor, a Senior Researcher and Principal Investigator at ICTA and coordinator of the research group Healthy Cities and Environmental Justice at IMIM. She is a plenary panelist speaker during the 2019 RSA Conference. Boston’s resilient harbor plan is bold and socio-ecologically innovative by associating green infrastructure and nature-based […]

The RSA goes to America – meet us at this year’s AAG 2019 in Washington D.C.

As in previous years, the RSA will again have a strong presence at this year’s AAG, which will take place from 3rd to 7th April 2019 in Washington D.C., USA. Amongst a broad variety of sessions, this year’s highlights include the Annual Lectures of our Regional Studies as well as Area Development and Policy journal. […]

Policy Expo 2018: China’s Belt and Road Initiative

On the behalf of the RSA community we would like to warmly congratulate to the Policy Expo 2018 winner: China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Better Policies for Alleviating Risks and Enhancing Opportunities Organisers: Xiangming Chen, Trinity College, USA Xue Li, Fudan University, Shanghai, China Julie Tian Miao, University of Melbourne, Australia Through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), […]

I-Chun Catherine Chang

Follow the Money: The Financing and Financialization of Sustainable Urban Projects in China The recent two decades have witnessed a surge of urban sustainable projects in the global South. Under the guidance of relational geography and “Southern” urbanism, following the movement of planning ideas and policies has been the primary method scholars use to study […]

Robert Krueger

I really like the RSA organization and was looking for ways to participate after two successful research networks.  My field of expertise is sustainable urbanism, with a focus on the social justice component of sustainability.   I look forward to promoting the RSA’s mission in the US by extending its network and bringing new research […]

Trina Hamilton

I’m honoured to be joining the team of RSA Ambassadors to the United States, and I look forward to working with our existing members and welcoming new ones. My own research interests in regional studies are focused on: (1) green urbanism and sustainability planning in cities, and the intersections between green developments and gentrification; and (2) […]

John Agnew

I am delighted to have been asked to be an American ambassador for the RSA. My specialty is territory, politics and governance. As an ambassador, I seek to show how the RSA encourages study in this area and to promote RSA activities wherever possible. I would be very pleased to hear from any existing or […]

Yonn Dierwechter

Yonn Dierwechter is Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma, where he teaches courses in urban geography, urban sustainability and community planning.  He started his academic career studying post-apartheid cities in the 1990s, particularly where this involved the challenges to spatial planning systems posed by “informal sector” actors in Cape Town.  Over […]

Elizabeth Mack

As Ambassador for the Regional Studies Association (RSA) in the United States, I would like to welcome you all. The RSA is an inviting and growing association whose diverse membership presents a wealth of opportunities for researchers around the globe to become immersed in scholarship where the region as a nexus of issues is the […]

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Climate Change and LA: December may be hotter than we think

The RSA’s first North American conference is scheduled to take place at the University of California Los Angeles in December, but based on research from the UCLA Climate Sensitivity Research Lounge it may turn out to be a hot Christmas! Well maybe not this year, but the research highlights the impacts of climate change on […]

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The Regional Plan Association

Nonetheless, we’re turning our attention today to the Regional Plan Association, an organisation which provides long-term planning for the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut metropolitan region. Before going any further, here’s what a few important people have to say about the RPA… Regional Plan Association is… from Regional Plan Association on Vimeo. We’ve previously […]

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Province, State and Country Populations

Some interesting facts emerge from this analysis, and not just the huge population of China as a whole (1.3 billion people). For example, the province level municipality of Shanghai has more people than Romania (23.0 million vs. 22.0 million) and more people live in Beijing (19.6 million) than New York state (19.4 million). Germany’s population […]

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