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Territories Categories: Western Europe

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2018 RSA Annual Conference Special Sessions

3 June 2018
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A World of Flows: Labour Mobility, Capital and Knowledge in an Age of Global Reversal and Regional Revival

3 June 2018
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Industry 4.0 - Implications for an EU industrial policy

25 January 2018
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Fifth FINGEO Global Seminar - European Spaces of Financialization

28 May 2018
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European Week of Regions and Cities 2017, Brussels, Belgium

8 October 2017
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The 3rd FinGeo Global Seminar “Financial Geographies of Europe”

4 September 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 […]

Final Report: RSA Research Network on Financial Geographies (FinGeo)

Organisers: Martin Sokol, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Zoltán Gál, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary Dariusz Wójcik, University of Oxford, UK David Bassens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium The RSA Research Network on Financial Geographies has operated with RSA support under the auspices of the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo), launched in Oxford in 2015 (building on a […]

Paul Benneworth

Paul Benneworth is a Professor of Innovation and Regional Development at the Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and a Senior Researcher at CHEPS, the Netherlands. Paul’s research focuses on the dynamics of innovation and societal change and in particular the ways in which partnerships of […]

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Ron Boschma

Ron Boschma is a Full Professor in Regional Economics at the Department of Economic Geography at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht. From January 2013 and until recently, he was also Full Professor in Innovation Studies at Lund University in Sweden. He has widely published in international journals on Evolutionary Economic Geography, the spatial evolution […]

Pierre-Alexandre Balland

Pierre-Alexander Balland is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Geography & Planning at Utrecht University, where he serve’s as the deputy-head of the research programme in Economic Geography. Pierre-Alexandre is facinated by how geography shapes and structures human societies.His research focuses on the geography of knowledge, the geography of networks and sustainable cities. […]

Suntje Schmidt

Suntje Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Applied Economic Geography at the Humboldt University in Berlin, is the RSA Ambassador to Germany.

Profile - Paul Edhorst

Paul Elhorst

Paul Elhorst is Professor of Spatial Econometrics at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and author of the book “Spatial econometrics: from cross-sectional data to spatial panels” that appeared in 2014. Since September 2015 he is Editor-in-Chief of the RSA journal Spatial Economic Analysis. His research interests are spatial econometrics, both theoretical and empirical, software, […]

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Opportunities and Support for Students and Early Career Researchers

We are committed to support students and early career researchers and following below are some of the many initiatives that we offer to help grow students and early career researchers’ careers, influence and research. 7th Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy for PhD Students & Early Career Researchers – 17th European Week of Regions and […]

Sabine Dörry

Message from Sabine Dear esteemed enthusiasts of regional studies, It is my great pleasure to introduce myself as the RSA Ambassador to Luxembourg. Although the country is small within the worldwide representation of the Regional Studies Association and has a population of not even 600,000 people, it has a significant membership of the RSA. Having […]

Tetyana Korneyeva

President of the InterRegioNovation Centre, enhancing transfer and exchange of knowledge and innovations between business, research institutions, policy makers, government agencies, individuals in order to contribute to sustainable,smart and innovative territorial development. 

Nicola Dotti

Nicola Francesco Dotti

Belgium is a country where the regional dimension plays a fundamental role. And Brussels is not just the capital city of Belgium, but also hosts the EU institutions. For these reasons, I am honoured to be the RSA contact person for both scholars and policymakers dealing with Belgian regional studies as well as with EU […]

Hugues Jeannerat

Chers et chères membres de la RSA en Suisse, Au cœur de l’Europe, la Suisse est, à de nombreux égards, un laboratoire économique, social, politique et environnemental du développement régional et urbain. N’hésitez pas à me contacter si vous souhaitez bénéficier du soutien de la RSA pour développer et valoriser nationalement et internationalement vos projets […]

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Territorial Cohesion and Inter-regional Financial Transfer Payments

A system of  financial transfer payments is employed in the Federal Republic of Germany as a means of compensating for substantial differences in the financial power of the federal states (Länder). For the year 2012, only three federal states, all located in southern Germany were net contributors while the remaining thirteen states were net recipients […]

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Spatial Justice and the Crisis of Regional Development Theories

The 2012 Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference took place on 1st and 2nd November at Hafen City University in Hamburg. The conference under the  title of Times of Change: Future Directions in Geography, Urban and Regional Studies examined the implications of the current economic and financial crisis for future of regional studies.  Individual sessions covered a wide range […]

Arnoud Lagendijk

Arnoud Lagendijk interrogates regional development and the processes of regionalization in Europe, with emphasis on innovation and economic cluster policies. He also examines the distribution of alternative socio-economic practices (including Slow Food) and policy concepts (area development, public transport) across the world. Both themes are analyzed employing a so-called ‘relational approach’, probing the nexus between […]

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Lionel Guillemot

Lionel Guillemot is an associate professor in Planning and Geography in the University of Angers, and a member of ESO-Angers research laboratory (UMR CNRS 6590). His research and publications focus on mobilities (mainly in urban and suburban areas), urban and suburban planning, urban temporality, employment (work, unemployment, exclusion), economic activities (with specific focus on retail) […]

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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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Delft Redux…

The Delft conference has been and gone, and it was a very successful and enjoyable event! Hundreds of papers were presented, lots of new friends were made and many old friends were able to re-connect. The RSA blog squad are also able to report that the fine hostelries of Deflt continue to serve fine quality […]

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