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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 […]

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 […]

Tetiana Kornieieva is an international expert with over 20 years of professional experience in provision of Technical Assistance, Monitoring and Evaluation of development projects covering local economic development, regional development, local governance and decentralisation, public administration, social cohesion, territorial recovery and peacebuilding strategies, capacity building. Within these projects she provided policy advice directly to Central […]

Nicola 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 […]

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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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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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 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 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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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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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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In anticipation of the RSA’s 2012 European Conference in Delft, The Netherlands we thought it might be useful to provide a bit of a primer on Dutch Urban Planning so that those of you travelling to the country have a bit of background on how things work and how they have changed in the past […]

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The previous post was about spatial planning in England, and today we’re looking across la Manche to France, and French regional innovation strategies in particular. In 2007, every one of France’s 26 regions were invited to adopt a regional innovation strategy. As the Inforegio news pages recently noted, these strategies could be used as a […]

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View RSA Conference Delft 2012 in a larger map Who can you expect to hear at Delft? Well, the plenary speakers have all been announced and are described in this document. It’s a great line up and includes Peter Hall and Danuta Hübner! The city of Delft is itself a beautiful place and you can read […]

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