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Postdoctoral position: Sociology of science, University of Michigan School of Information, USA

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Innovation and Science of Science, University of Michigan School of Information. The University of Michigan School of Information announces a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position to conduct research in the area of Science of Science and Innovation. Working with Assistant Professor Misha Teplitskiy, the Fellow will design and conduct experiments and quantitative […]

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Post-Doctoral Researcher, Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies, New York City, USA

Position Availability: September 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022 Requisition Number: 0106071605 Location: New York City Position Type: Full Time Faculty Position Status: Temporary/Seasonal Department: NSSR/Faculty Responsibilities The New School invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position in conjunction with its 2021-23 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar, Currency and Empire: Monetary Policy, Race, and Power. The Fellowship carries a nine-month […]

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Postdoctoral Scholar: Regional Equity, University of California Santa Barbara, USA

RECRUITMENT PERIOD Open date: December 3rd, 2020 Next review date: Thursday, Dec 17, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be […]

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Public Administration Careers Guide, USA

If you have obtained or are thinking of obtaining a degree in public administration, you are probably wondering how this degree can be applied in the workplace. The name itself can have some broad interpretations, which can be confusing for new degree-seekers or individuals that do not currently have experience working in the public domain. […]

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Webinar Whatever Happened to Uneven Development? in Conversation with Professor Jamie Peck and Dr Marion Werner

Open to all and free to attend, this webinar series aims to bring experts in the field of regional studies, science and policy to you. The webinar can be watched live but will also available on demand. The webinars will run live once a month and feature researcher and policymaker experts. They include time for […]

Uneven Innovation: The Work of Smart Cities

Jennifer Clark is Professor and Head of the City and Regional Planning Section at the Knowlton School of Architecture in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. She specializes in urban and regional economic development planning. She is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Regional Studies and a Fellow of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) […]

2020 RSA Sessions at the AAG - Cancelled

6 April 2020

The geography of immigrants’ inventive activity in the US during the Age of Mass Migration

Andrea Morrison is currently Marie-Curie Fellow at the Department of Management and Technology, Bocconi University and Associate Professor in Economic Geography at Utrecht University. His research interests lie in the areas of evolutionary economics, innovation studies, economic geography and economic development. He has investigated extensively topics like system of innovation, industrial clusters, knowledge networks, global […]

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 over 100 papers on multinational firms’ locational strategies, foreign direct investment, trade, and […]

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

RSA Policy Expo 2018: 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 The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched by China in 2013, carries and projects powerful regional dimensions and transformations, with short- and […]

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 […]

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

John Agnew is Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he has taught since 1995. He is a political geographer with interests in European urbanization, the geopolitics of the world economy, place and politics, and territory and governance. His books include “Globalization and Sovereignty: Beyond the Territorial Trap” (2018), […]

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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