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.”
RSA First Pan-Northern Branches Conference
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Date: 27 March 2020
The Chairs of the North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humberside Branches are delighted to invite you to the first RSA Pan-Northern Branches Conference.
The conference is designed to provide a platform for free thinking exchange of ideas, with the aim to address and discuss research and policy issues affecting the North of England in light of European and global trends and in view of national and regional contexts. During the one-day day, we will focus on how to respond to the current and future challenges for the North arising from multiple sources, such as the UK Industrial Strategy, new infrastructural investments such as HS2, the uncertainties posed by the Brexit process. Our scope is to look ahead to 2030 and the next decade for urban and regional development across public, private, voluntary and no-profit sector in the regions.
The event is free for RSA members to attend but registration and bookings are essential as we have capped the numbers of attendees. The invitation is extended to all RSA members although priority will be given to those based in the North West and North East of England, and in Yorkshire and the Humberside.
Key-note speakers include:
- Professor Andy Pike, CURDS, Newcastle University, UK
- Professor Joyce Liddle, iNCITE, Northumbria University, UK
- Professor David Bailey, Birmingham Business School, UK
- Professir Raquel Ortega-Argiles, City-REDI, University of Birmingham, UK
- Professor Alan Harding, Greater Manchester Combined Authority/University of Manchester, UK
- Expert panel with policymakers and industry representatives from the North West, North East and Yorkshire and Humberside Regions – more details to follow
If you would like to attend the conference please email Wendy Stephenson: email@example.com before 15th March 2020.
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.