The Chair of the RSA Yorkshire and Humberside Branch, Will Eadson, is a Reader in Urban and Regional Sustainability at CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University. Will has been involved in the RSA for over a decade and more generally has taken an active role in promoting urban and regional studies as a discipline since the early 2000s.
“There is a strong opportunity to invigorate the work and reach of the RSA in the Yorkshire and Humber given the political climate in the region and a strong core of academics working in the field across the region’s 10 universities. In particular there is a growing appetite for action through city-regions, with the region’s Local Enterprise Partnership and City Regions all increasingly developing agendas for economic development and planning within their spatial remit. Important agendas are currently being prioritised, including regional inclusive growth, transport and energy. There is a real opportunity for the RSA and its members to engage more with these bodies to (a) share learning and practice between policy, practice and academia; (b) promote the work of the RSA directly to policy actors. I hope therefore to make the facilitation of links between policy, practice and academia an important plank of my actions as RSA Yorkshire and Humber Chair.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss regional studies in the Yorkshire and Humber region.”
The RSA City and Regional Sustainability Transitions (CReST) Webinar Series was run by the RSA’s
Yorkshire and Humberside Branch and supported by the RSA and Sheffield Hallam University. The
conveners of the series were Will Eadson (Sheffield Hallam University) and Laura Norris (Cardiff
University). Click here for more information and to access recordings if eligible.
22nd October 2020 – State Mediation and Geographies of Transition
- Aiden While, University of Sheffield & Will Eadson, Sheffield Hallam University, UK – Spatial Division of Low Carbon Labour
- Carla de Laurentis, Cardiff University, UK – State Mediation and Renewable Energy Geographies: On the Role of Regions is Energy Transitions
19th November 2020 – Innovation Geographies of Sustainability Transitions
- Lars Coenen, Wester Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway – Rethinking the Concept of Innovation in City and Urban Sustainability Transitions
- Laura Norris, Cardiff University, UK – Technology Trajectories in Less-developed Regions: The Co-evolution of Design and Economic Development
17th December 2020 – Financial Geographies of Sustainable Transitions
- Bregje Van Veelen, Uppsala University, Sweden – Cash Cows? Configuring Low-carbon Agriculture through Green Finance
- Kelly Kay, University of California, USA – Evaluating Timberland as a “Socially Responsible” Pension Fund Investment
21st January 2021 – Path Creations to Sustainability Transitions
- Camilla Chlebna and Jannika Mattes, University of Oldenburg, Germany – Regional Pathways to Sustainability Transition
- Christian Binz, EAWAG, Switzerland and CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden – Think Global, Act
Local? Global Innovation Systems and thrit Differential Effects on Regional ‘Green’ Path Creation
25th February 2021 – Sustainable Transformation Entry Points: COVID-19, Disruptive Changes, and Post-Pandemic Sustainable Futures
- Stephen Axon, Southern Connecticut State University, USA
- Mari Martiskainen is a Senior Research Fellow at Sussex Energy Group (SEG), Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, UK.
- David Gibbs, University of Hull, UK and Kirstie O’Neill, Cardiff University, UK – Build Back Better? Post-Covid recovery, green entrepreneurs and sustainability transitions
- Markku Sotarauta and Nina Suvinen, Tampere University, Finland – Patterns of Leadership for Green Growth
Please note: The Yorkshire and Humberside Branch is a limited agent for the Regional Studies Association but without any authority to incur financial liability for that Association.