We had a great time at the CEE Conference in Lublin last week and a selection of conference photos can be found here. Watch this space for more updates and the conference report.
We had a great time at the CEE Conference in Lublin last week and a selection of conference photos can be found here. Watch this space for more updates and the conference report.
We are happy to share some exciting news with the RSA community. Dr. Anne-Marie T. Jeannet – RSA member and Research Fellow at the Dondena Center for Social Dynamics and Public Policy, Bocconi University, has been awarded an ERC Starting […]
Folasade Odekunle is a doctoral student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is also a Lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) at Bells University of Technology, Ota, […]
As happens every year, we ask our members to vote for the Best Book Award. Eligible books from two categories are shortlisted by the series editors: the categories are those books that have been published in the Regions and Cities […]
Regional Studies – VISIT JOURNAL ARTICLES Abstract Deadline: 31 October 2019 Call for papers is available here. Guest Editors Luca Mora, Edinburgh Napier University, The Business School, Scotland, United Kingdom Anastasia Panori, Aristotle University, School of Engineering, URENIO Research, Greece Mark Deakin, Edinburgh Napier University, […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are delighted to introduce the inaugural RSA Member of the Month (August 2019), our initiative designed to celebrate the work and achievements of our membership. We are even more delighted to have Professor Alan Townsend as our first Member […]
Regional Studies paper – Industrial Inheritances: Makers, Relatedness and Materiality in New York and Chicago – wins The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)–Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 2019 Best Paper Award The Editorial Board of Regional Studies are delighted […]
We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Association Excellence Awards 2019 in Best Association Team category. We will look forward to attending the finals in October, where fingers crossed, we might win! Details of all […]
A few of the highlights from this year’s Annual Conference in Santiago de Compostela. Video highlights (link to YouTube)
On 25th June, we, together with Lisa de Propris (University of Birmingham), and Taylor and Francis, presented an ‘Evidence Pod’ at Westminster, as part of the Evidence Week organised by Sense about Science. The aim of the event was to […]
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 […]
Registration Deadline: Friday 27 September The European Week of Regions and Cities #EURegionsWeek is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union Cohesion Policy, and demonstrate the importance […]
RSA Europe’s Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College – Skills, Mobility and Entrepreneurship September 3rd to 6th, 2019 in Cagliari, Sardinia The application submission deadline has been extended to 9th July 2019. We hope this gives you some extra time to prepare your […]
Please see below the announcement submitted by Abeer Elshater, RSA Ambassador to Egypt: Dear Scholars and Researchers in RSA Network, I’m pleased to tell you that the book proposal ‘Reconstructing Urban Ambiance in Smart Public Places’ has been accepted for publication as an edited […]
Regional Studies Regional Studies is our flagship journal covering theoretical developments, empirical analysis and policy debates that stretch across the interdisciplinary fields of regional studies. It aims to systematically connect the insights from different disciplines to help in the […]
We invite you to join us for dinner and our Annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate contributions to the field, both at personal and institutional levels. The President’s Event will be held on the evening of 14th November from 19.30pm at the Booker […]
We are proud to present our first Regional Studies Policy Impact book – Towards Cohesion Policy 4.0: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth written by Professor John Bachtler, Dr Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Dr Peter Wostner and Dr Piotr Zuber. In the context of the debate on […]
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 […]
Contributors comprise: Professor David Bailey (University of Birmingham); Professor Lisa De Propris (University of Birmingham); Dr Felicia Fai (Bath University); Sally Hardy (CEO, Regional Studies Association); Paul Hildreth (UCL); Professor Ron Martin (University of Cambridge); Professor Philip McCann (University of […]
RSA Early Career Grant Scheme – https://www.regionalstudies.org/funding/early-career-grant-scheme/ This award is open to individual applicants in their early career (five years maximum between the date showing on the certificate and the application deadline). Applicants must be based within an eligible higher education […]
The RSA Fellows you are eligible to apply for the RSA Fellowship Research Grant Scheme (FeRSA). The FeRSA Grant was introduced to support the research of established researchers and long-term RSA members. This grant aim to support a discrete piece […]
In 1985, the RSA Board agreed to introduce Research Networks (formerly referred to as Working Groups) to our activity portfolio. In 2015, the Research Network funding award was increased as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Association. The maximum […]
The Regional Studies Association has commissioned a Policy Expo to look at place-based policy and its implementation around the globe. The research will be led by: Andrew Beer, University of South Australia Markku Sotarauta, Tampere University Sarah Ayres, University of Bristol, UK Jiri […]
Established in 2015, this research network brings together scholars, policymakers and practitioners across Europe and beyond to provide a forum for debating current and emerging issues on European economic migration as well as fostering collaboration and expanding research opportunities. Main […]
We are happy to announce that the work of the RSA Research Network continues for the period 2019-2021. The main organisers of this networks are: Nicola Francesco Dotti, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Marcin Dąbrowski, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands Leaza McSorley, University of Sunderland, […]
Do you know about the Routledge Benefits for Regional Studies Association Members? New and forthcoming books Diversities of Innovation Edited by Ulrich Hilpert This volume brings together a range of world experts to compare countries and continents and help develop a […]
The Gender and Regional Studies network is a research network whose purpose is to bring together researchers and research perspectives on the topic of gender in regional studies. The network organises activities such as workshops, special sessions, book projects, conferences etc. […]
2019 RSA Europe Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College Skills, Mobility and Entrepreneurship has been announced for the coming September. The co-evolution of skills, mobility and entrepreneurship, and the rapid pace of how these transitions occur in the contemporary knowledge-based economy provides a […]
Significant increase in number of SMEs concerned about Brexit, especially innovators and exporters. This press release was published here. The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that view Brexit as a major obstacle to success has increased significantly since the […]
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 […]
Good infrastructure provides a basis for economic and social development in many different economies. Whilst there is more to the role of infrastructure than just a simple causal relationship to economic growth, and simply investing in infrastructure gives no guarantee […]
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Early Career research grant scheme and we are looking forward to working with you. Joanie Willett, Lecturer in Politics, University of Exeter, UK – Understanding Brexit and Trump in Post-Industrial, Peripheral Areas: Implications for […]
Austerity urbanism has been a useful concept for looking at how cities and city-regions are subjected, and subject themselves, to neoliberalisation, particularly in the period of intense retrenchment since the 2008 crash. It interrogates several processes: a prolonged and continuing […]
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 […]
As part of this year’s international Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, we are once again pleased to celebrate the women in the regional studies and regional science community. The Campaign […]
Please find the response from the RSA to the consultation by the USS Trustee on the proposed assumptions for the scheme’s Technical Provisions and Statement of Funding Principles relating to the 2018 actuarial valuation: To: UUK From: Regional Studies Association […]
Spatial Economic Analysis is a pioneering economics journal dedicated to the development of theory and methods in spatial economics, published quarterly by two of the world’s leading learned societies in the analysis of spatial economics, the Regional Studies Association and the […]
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union Cohesion Policy, and demonstrate the importance of the local and regional levels for […]
Following our successful #RSAChristchurch Conference ‘Urban and Rural Wellbeing, First Nations Economies and Global Value Chains for Regional Sustainability,’ last week, we would like to share our photos with you.
Our final response to the Plan S consultation was submitted on Friday 8th January 2019. Please find the full text RSA Response to Plan S here.
Addressing the global energy challenge requires paying attention to the regional implications of an energy transition worldwide. This challenge entails three parallel processes: the imperative for emissions reduction, the move towards the securitization of resources, and global concerns with facilitating […]
Each year the RSA takes a lead in partnering with the Commission and Committee of the Regions in organising the “University” workshops and a three-day student and early career Masterclass. Now, we seek your ideas for sessions in the “University”. […]
Every year, we recognise academic excellence in regional studies and related fields. This underscores our commitment to developing capacity, advancing quality and methodological originality within the field of regional research. Nominations (both self-nominations and third party nominations) of current members are being […]
The RSA is delighted to announce that the new Policy Expo: Putting Universities in their Place – An Evidence Based Approach to Understanding the Contribution of Higher Education to Local and Regional Development Expo organisers: Mark Tewdwr-Jones and Louise Kempton, Newcastle […]
Organisers: Joyce Liddle, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK John Diamond, Edge Hill University Business School, UK John Shutt, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK Oto Potluka, Center for Philanthropy Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland John Gibney, University of Birmingham, UK Markku Sotarauta, Tampere […]
On the behalf of the RSA community we would like to warmly congratulate to the Policy Expo 2018 winner: 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, […]
This chapter sampler is aimed at advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, academic researchers, as well as practitioners and policy makers interested in regional development, economic geography, sustainability studies, political science, political economy, and urban development. To tie in with the RSA Winter conference […]
We are aware that sometimes the system is not cooperating with our free offer code. Please be reassured that we will manually update your records and push your membership through as soon as feasible. If in doubt, please email Alex […]
We’d love to say thank you very much for being part of the Regional Studies Association Community during the past year. Every day of each year we are proud to support you with latest research, funding schemes, networking and publishing […]
Dear RSA friends and colleagues, How time flies when one is the Chair of the Regional Studies Association….. Let me share with you some of our many activities, innovations and achievements in 2018: We have revamped our Members’ Magazine, Regions […]
Member’s Lounge is now available again. Please email me if you are having any difficulties logging in. Due to planned electrical works, the Member’s Lounge will be unavailable from: Friday 21st December, 11:59 pm (GMT) until Sunday 23rd December […]
We would like to take this opportunity to send you all our sincere thanks for your support and engagement twith us over the course of this year. As 2018 draws to a close, here are some significant dates for your […]
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Early Career research grant scheme and we are looking forward to working with you. I-Chun Catherine Chang, Macalester College, USA – Follow the Money: The Financing and Financialization of Sustainable Urban Projects in […]
We are now inviting applications for the 2019 Annual Conference Special Sessions. We encourage you to submit and/or participate in a Special Session, as they are are great way to have a focused discussion, giving you the opportunity to meet others who […]
Our Fellowship Research Grant (FeRSA) was awarded to Luís Carvalho of University of Porto in Portugal. His research is focused on engaging startups in urban sustainability issues (e.g. mobility management, climate adaptation, social integration). In order to better understand these issues, this […]
The RSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Ida Musialkowska as the second RSA Ambassador to Poland. Ida is an Associate Professor, Department of European Studies, Poznan University of Economics and Business and an Expert at the European Commission, […]
The RSA is delighted to announce that the new Ambassador to Luxembourg is Sabine Dörry. Sabine is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning at the University of Luxembourg. She is also a Senior Research […]
Launched in May 2019, the Regional Studies Association Research Network on Academic-Practitioner Collaboration for Urban Settlements, South Pacific (APCUS-SP) is up and running. RSA Research Networks are formed by RSA members interested in collaborating to examine an issue that […]
We currently have several calls for Early Career Plenary Speakers at our forthcoming conferences. Applying is easy, for North America and Central and Eastern Europe you will need to submit an abstract that fits with one of the conference themes. […]
We would like to share the impact report of our FeRSA grant holder Andy Jonas, University of Hull, UK. He received our grant in May 2015 and his research lasted for 18 months. Urban and regional authorities in advanced industrialised countries are […]
In case you were wondering what regional studies is all about, and what it is that the Regional Studies Association does, we have made a short animation to explain it all… Some of our members have also contributed to our […]
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. For more details please click here. […]
We would like to thank everyone who attended the 2018 RSA Winter Conference in London (or followed the proceedings through Twitter #RSAWinter). We very much enjoyed the event – and we do hope that everyone who attended also did too. […]
The Association’s guiding mission is to be the world’s leading community of scholars, policy makers and practitioners in regional studies, and to support them in using their work to promote more inclusive and sustainable local socio-economic development. Our Annual Awards Ceremony […]
#EURegionsWeek 2018 University Session Summary 2018 is a European Cultural Heritage Year. Its theme is ‘Sharing Heritage’ and European cities and towns are the prominent subjects of this initiative. The question concerning built environment as an important asset of the […]
#EURegionsWeek 2018 University Session Summary Moderator: Jörg Knieling, HafenCity University Hamburg Speakers: Ellen Van Bueren, TU Delft Luca Mora, Edinburgh Napier University Oriana Romano, OECD Joachim Schonowski, Deutsche Telekom Joanna Williams, University College London Mark Deakin, Edinburgh Napier University During the past […]
#EURegionsWeek 2018 University Session Summary This session has debated the processes and drivers of territorial convergence and divergence across Europe and amongst the major advanced OECD and emerging market economies globally, before turning to contradictions of spatial economic growth. It […]
#EURegionsWeek 2018 University Session Summary Smart Specialisation (3S) is a place-based approach to regional growth and the main component of the EU’s 2020 Innovation programme and wider 2014-2020 Cohesion policy, often referred to as RIS3 (Research and Innovation Strategies for […]
30 October 2018 Sent by email to email@example.com Consultation on JEP report In response to the following questions: Would your institution support the JEP recommendations reading the 2017 valuation in overall terms subject to the acceptance of such a position […]
The RSA continues to recognise excellence in our field with our annual awards ceremony. We are proud to announce the Routledge Best Book Award 2018: In the Post-urban World Emergent Transformation of Cities and Regions in the Innovative Global Economy Edited […]
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level […]
Organisers: Dr. Agnieszka Rydzik, University of Lincoln, Dr. Gary Bosworth, University of Lincoln, Dr. Danica Šantić, University of Belgrade, Dr Ruth McAreavey, Newcastle University The MICaRD research network brought together scholars, policymakers and practitioners across Europe, providing a forum for debating […]
European Commission`s press release is available here. The EU’s approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following. The JRC organises the first global meeting of Smart Specialisation experts from five continents to discuss this participatory […]
We are delighted to be able to announce the 2018 Best Referees and Best Papers of RSA journals published in 2017. Our awards acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the research and editorial fields of regional studies, crossing thematic and disciplinary […]
We are very pleased to announce the winners for the RSA Student and Early Career Awards 2018. According to the Regional Studies Association Award Committee, the winners have made an original and outstanding contribution to the field of regional studies in […]
This virtual special issue of Spatial Economic Analysis marks the keynote lecture by Professor Sergio Rey of the University of California, Riverside, at the 58th Annual Congress of the European Regional Science Association in Cork. It draws together nine articles […]
Stefania Fiorentino, Tasos Kitsos and Silvia Rocchetta, students at the first RSA summer college 2018 (#rsasummercollege2018) provide their views and experience of the event. Five days of learning, exchanging ideas and networking at the wonderful environment of the University of […]
The RSA has allocated financial resources to support its members and offers a range of funding opportunities to suit different career stages. These opportunities provide members with the chance to apply for financial help to support their research, run networking events, […]
The Regions and Cities book series brings together perceptive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities. The series reaches across topics as broad as entrepreneurship and innovation, the role of universities and higher […]
CONFERENCE AND EVENTS OFFICER The Regional Studies Association (RSA) is a global learned society, membership organisation and network acting as a focal point for academics in the fields of geography, economics, political science and planning and for policymakers and practitioners […]
#EURegionsWeek Registration Deadline: 28th September 2018 The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the […]
Registration Deadline: 28th September 2018 Come to Brussels from 8 to 11 October to change your perspective and get inspired! Over 170 working sessions, networking events and project visits will be organised in Brussels as part the 16th European Week of Regions […]
REGIONAL STUDIES – Call for Expressions of Interest for a Social Media and Papers Editor July 2018 The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint a Social Media and Papers Editor for Regional Studies. Regional Studies has a significant circulation footprint and far-reaching […]
A new Regions and Cities book, Fragile Governance and Local Economic Development edited by Sergio Montero and Karen Chapple was published by Routledge on the 17th August 2018. This book uses the idea of “fragile governance” to rethink the relationship between governance […]
We have had a sneak preview of a forthcoming Cities and Regions book edited by Paul Benneworth.
Are you up for the challenge?
Latest Impact Factors and journal development news.
Did you miss the Annual Conference in Lugano? Were you there and want to relive some of the finer moments?
ADP accepted onto ESCI just two years after first publication.
The slides from David Bailey's presentation during the Meet the Editors session can be found here.
Launch of the new online only and freely accessible Regions e-Zine
Making it easy to find out about the activities of the RSA
The RSA office staff were sorry to see our lovely intern, Alice, come to the end of her time with us, and we want to take this opportunity to wish Alice the best of luck in her next venture.
We report on the successes of the RSA Research Network on EU Cohesion Policy
Four participants of the 2016 EWRC Master Class reflect on their experiences during and since the event.
Announcing the appointments of David Bailey to Editor-in-Chief and Jennifer Clark to Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Regional Studies.
Celebrating some of the research that RSA members from Mexico have been conducting.
The article summarises each of the RSA journals, their Impact Factor and Index location
Place based leadership – regional research across six nations
CRENoS (Centre for North South Economic Research), University of Università di Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
4th September, 2018 – 7th September, 2018
We would like to congratulate the two winners of the recent RSA Travel grant awards and thank all those who applied for the February round.
The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint three Editors, one Early Career Editor and a Digital Editor to its flagship journal, Regional Studies.
Joining our extensive international network, we welcome our new RSA ambassadors.
Celebrating the awards of FeRSA to our long term members
Don't feel left out if you are mid-career!
Enjoy Free Access to our collection of articles
We have several grant deadlines coming up in the next couple of months. Read more to find out about the different opportunities and how to apply.
We have just received the newest set of full text downloads for RSA journal articles.
A statement clarifying the postion of RSA in relation to the current UK USS issue.
The RSA will have again a strong presence at the AAG with annual lectures for our journals, Regional Studies and Area Development and Policy. We will also have eight Economic Geography sessions, several sessions organised by RSA members and an exhibition stand which is part of the Routledge stand. See below for more details of the updated RSA member essions
Applications are being sought from PhD students and early career researchers (defined as being within five years of the date on their PhD certificate or equivalent) undertaking research related to European Cohesion Policy to attend the 16th EUROPEAN WEEK OF REGIONS AND CITIES 2018 University Master Class.
On the 8th March 2018, International Women’s Day, we take part in the global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Two papers recently published in Regional Studies examine the effects that commuting has in communities.
RSA Territory, Politics, Governance provided a further mark of quality by inclusion in the SSCI.
Research by Isaac Arthur examines urban development results from private-sector participation in Accra.
Data visualisation – over social media and ICT firms newly published in Regional Studes, Regional Science.
Dr. Elodie Fabre research compares the engagement opportunities in the regional and devolved legislatures of Spain and the UK.
The deadline for the 2018 Policy expo approaches. The call for applications is out.
New video on YouTube – Maryiam Haroon describes her work in Pakistan and how attending the RSA Winter Conference has helped her extend her network.
Leadership in cities and city regions and combined authorities is a topic which the PAC and RSA have been paying particular attention to in recent years. Consensus building, increasing flexibilities for local government, new forms of finance and increasing resources for delivery of new programmes will all be key topics of this upcoming conference.
We are pleased to be once again working with Carlo Gianelle for the new SMARTER Conference in 2018. We have a new online video here where Carlo discusses his experiences of being involved with Smart Specialisation in 2016.
Daniela Carl interviews Alessandro Rainoldi at the Smart Specialisation Conference, Seville 2016
A World of Flows – Labour Mobility, Capital and Knowledge in an Age of Global Reversal and Regional Revival
3rd – 6th June 2018, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
RSA Global Conference, China 2018 – Regional Governance, Industrial Restructuring and Sustainable Development
New article in Area Development and Policy: African dreams: locating urban infrastructure in the 2030 sustainable developmental agenda.
Pierre-Alexandre Balland, Assistant Professor of Economic Geography at Utrecht University tell us about the benefits of the RSA Early Career Grant
Thomas Skuzinski, Virginia Tech, USA was one of our 2017 recievers of an RSA Early Career Grant award.
Today, the diverse pressures on universities are creating many tensions and contradictions which are difficult to resolve, with stakeholders having different expectations that often pull in contrary directions. The Association has launched the 2018 policy research initiative with the role of Higher Education Institutions in regional development as one of the themes for this year's policy expo.
It is with deepest sadness that we have heard about the passing of Professor Peter Meusburger.
The RSA is happy to announce the appointment of the new RSA Blog Editor – Joshua Barrett.
The new Latin America Division Chair, Miguel Atienza, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Universidad Católica del Norte, in Antofagasta, Chile.
Territory, Politics, Governance, Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2018 is now available online on Regional Studies Association Portal.
We are pleased to announce and welcome our new Early Career representative Camilla Chlebna to the RSA Board.
The Association has launched a new policy research initiative worth £15,000 to successful teams aiming to connect their work and wider communities to societal questions and policy needs. These Expos will investigate how the communities of regional studies, regional science, urban studies and related fields can respond to new societal challenges and opportunities.
Drawing on findings submitted by convenors from selected workshops, organized by different institutions, on different but related topics this paper provides an overview of the key issues and conclusions of the workshop debates for the future of Cohesion Policy.
Letter from Mark Tewdwr-Jones, Chair of the RSA.
As 2017 is coming to a close, we would like to remind you of some dates for your diaries.
We seek your ideas for University sessions at the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC).
In 2018, the Regions magazine moves to a new, more interactive online only format with a new team of editors – Eduardo Oliveira, Julie Tian Miao and Michael Taster.
The Association owes an enormous debt of gratitude to the current editorial team who have masterfully edited Regions for almost a decade.
We are very pleased to announce that Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones, Director of Newcastle City Futures and Chair of Town Planning, Newcastle University, UK has been appointed the new chair of the RSA.
Thank you for being with us at the RSA Winter Conference and the President's event.
The RSA is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Ambassadors: Valeria Lingua, Elton Stafa and Sergio Montero Munoz.
On the edge looking outwards/inwards: contemporary regional development issues from the Atlantic fringe.
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint an Editor for its popular Blog which has been running since 2010. The Blog provides a platform for the RSA and its community to share short, engaging articles on research and the latest developments in the field.
We are happy to announce deadlines for 2018. See this post for more details.
The RSA was a key partner in the European Week of Regions and Cities and we were coordinating the #EURegionsWeek 2017 University sessions and EU Cohesion Policy Master Class.
We are proud to announce the RSA Awards winners 2017. The RSA continues to recognise excellence in our field with our annual awards ceremony.
Area Development and Policy, Volume 2, Issue 3, November 2017 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.
We invite you to participate in a series of sessions (see details below), that we will co-organize with the Regional Studies Association at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from April 10-14, 2018.
The articles in this issue raise and approach the problematic of the “tragedy” of the nation-state in very different ways to introduce new perspectives on this taken-for-granted concept.
We are pleased to announce that the RSA Research Committee membership has been expanded.
On the behalf of the RSA community we would like to warmly congratulate to the Policy Expo 2017 winner: Smart Specialisation and Industry 4.0: Upgrading Regional Capabilities for a Balanced Industrial Development and Growth Through Networks.
The Regional Studies Association is happy to announce the appointment of the new RSA Fellows.
Each year, the journal changes its cover image and calls for image suggestions from the RSA community.
The RSA congratulates Sally on her outstanding achievement and recognises her 30 years of achievement and delivery.
We would like to warmly congratulate Professor John Agnew on his election as a Fellow of the British Academy.
In this virtual special issue, we celebrate Doreen Massey’s work.
The RSA welcomes its new Ambassador to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Marjan Nikolov.
We are pleased to announce that the registration for the 2017 European Week of Regions and Cities is open (until 27th September 2017).
We are excited to welcome three new RSA Ambassadors to Mexico. They join our existing RSA Ambassador to Mexico, Joaquín García Galván.
The Regional Studies Association invites proposals for forthcoming conferences. Work with us and create memories.
The Regional Studies Association is pleased to announce the opening of RSA Europe.
New RSA Europe Publication: NEW IDEAS FOR POST-2020 COHESION POLICY: STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH
We are pleased to announce and welcome our new student representative Donna Carmichael and Early Career representative Ryan Gibson to the RSA Board.
We are extremely pleased to announce on some good news about the impact factors on both Regional Studies and Spatial Economic Analysis.
The RSA’s open access journal Regional Studies, Regional Science is going from strength to strength with currently over 65,000 full text downloads and the most downloaded paper having received over 18,000 downloads. The journal is listed in Scopus and rated as an ‘A’ journal in the Australian Business Deans Council Journal Quality List.
Thank you for being with us in Dublin.
The deadlines for RSA Research Grant Schemes and Awards are approaching. See this post for more details.
We are pleased to submit this response to the Industrial Strategy consultation on behalf of the Association’s Board.
As in previous years, the RSA will have again a strong presence at the AAG with annual lectures for our journals (Regional Studies; Area Development and Policy; and Territory, Governance, Politics), 14 Economic Geography sessions, sessions organised by the RSA Research Network on Finance Geography (held at MIT), several sessions organised by RSA members and an exhibition stand which is part of the Routledge stand (#100). So see you in Boston!
The March issue of Regional Studies is available.
Two exciting opportunities have arisen for an enthusiastic PhD student and an Early Career researcher to join the Regional Studies Association Board.
Regions that voted to leave the European Union (EU) are more likely to feel the detrimental impact on their economic development from Brexit as they have a stronger reliance on EU markets, a new study in Regional Studies finds. Regional Studies is published by Taylor & Francis Group and co-published by the Regional Studies Association.
At the recent AGM of the Irish Section of the Regional Studies Association Justin Doran was elected to the role of Chairperson.
As part of the 15th European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), the biggest event world-wide on regional and urban development, the Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy will be held for PhD students and early-career researchers for the fifth time between 8 and 12 October 2017.
Dr Dieter F. Kogler, University College Dublin, Ireland – a previous RSA Early Career Grant holder – has been awarded €1.5 million European Research Council Funding.
We have the pleasure to announce that Ms Xia Xinming, Ms Ruiyao Xu and Mr Liu Haimeng have been appointed Student Representatives of the RSA China Division.
We are recruiting Editors to the RSA Journals: Regional Studies, Spatial Economic Analysis and Regional Studies, Regional Science.
Regional Studies celebrates its 50th anniversary with this issue.
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint an Editor for the RSA Blog.
The Fuzzy Spaces of Regional Governance – The emergence of new forms of flexible governance arrangements in and for urban regions: a European perspective
Letter from Andrew Beer, Chair of the RSA
We are delighted to announce the new FeRSA grant holder – David Gibbs, University of Hull, UK.
We are proud to announce the RSA Awards winners 2016. The RSA continues to recognise excellence in our field with our annual awards ceremony.
RSA Member and LSE’s Professor Riccardo Crescenzi wins the 2016 Talented Young Italians Award for outstanding contribution to ’Research and Innovation’ in the UK.
Area Development and Policy, Volume 1, Issue 3, November 2016 is now available online on Regional Studies Association Portal.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of our two new Ambassadors to Egypt, Dr Abeer Elshater and Dr Yehya Serag.
The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of Fellow.
A new network has recently been established to enable knowledge exchange among researchers working on practical development issues in rural regions of Australia, Chile, and Argentina.
The RSA took part in a Brussels-based event the European Week of Regions and Cities. Have a look at the photos.
We now seek applications from early career researchers to present an Early Career Plenary Presentation at the forthcoming Dublin, Ireland, Annual Conference 2017.
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of the second RSA Ambassador to Turkey, Dr Hilal Erkuş-Öztürk
We invite you to participate in a series of sessions that we will co-organize with the Regional Studies Association at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), held in Boston, Massachusetts, from April 5-9, 2017.
We are excited to announce the appointment of the first RSA Ambassador to Chile, Miguel Atienza.
Rodrigo Simões Obituary
Dr. Rodrigo Simões passed away on August, 19th in Rio de Janeiro. He was aged 50.
Rodrigo Simões was one of the most inspirational regional economists in Brazil. Born in Belo Horizonte, he was, at the time of his passing, deputy director of Cedeplar, the Centre for Regional Planning and Development at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), and also the president of the Brazilian National Association of Graduate Courses in Urban and Regional Planning.
We are very pleased to announce that the Regional Studies Association and its members will participate at the 33rd International Geographical Congress in Beijing 21st- 26th August 2016.
Area Development and Policy (ADP) is to be a world-class journal publishing original academic research examining the multi-scalar and geographically differentiated relationships between economic and political organization, ways of life and work and their context, as they shape regions, cities, rural areas and their inter-relationships.
The Regional Studies Association's open access journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science, has a section specifically devoted to Early Career Papers which focuses on publishing short articles from students and early career researchers to make their research accessible to a wider audience.
Keith Cowling was one of Europe’s leading industrial economists and a long standing advocate of industrial policy. He was also renowned for being highly critical of the state of contemporary capitalism, believing that its monopolistic tendencies led to recession and stagnation and was prone to abuse of corporate power. He conducted this critique by uniquely combining both neoclassical and heterodox approaches to economics, but with an empirical rigour that gained him the wide respect of the economics profession.
We are very pleased to announce the appointments of Ms Chloe Chang Liu, Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong and Mr Mattia Casula, Department of Political Science, LUISS University Rome as the new Student Representatives to the RSA Board.
Registration for the European Week of Regions and Cities is open until 26 September 2016.
Historic and very successful meeting in Delhi at the National Institute of Urban Affairs with representives of key Indian instititions.
Britain for sale? Perspectives on the costs and benefits of foreign ownership (2016). Published by the Smith Institute, edited by Mike Raco
The editors of the Early Career Papers Section are currently seeking submissions of paper proposals for short articles (max. 3,000 words).
A Newton Fund workshop on ‘Urban Dialogues’ revealed stark similarities in the urban challenges facing the UK and Brazil. That was the conclusion of a workshop on ‘Urban Dialogues’ held in May 2016 in Brazil.
The deadlines for RSA Research Grant Schemes are approaching. See this post for more details.
Latest RSA Grants Awardees
Following the publication of the RSA’s 2015-2020 Development Plan, we conducted a membership survey to find out how you feel about your RSA membership and how we can improve our services to ensure that the Association stays at the forefront of the field as a leading and impactful community.
We are very pleased to announce that Territory, Politics, Governance has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database.
The RSA is seeking applications from Early Career Researchers (within 5 years after finishing their PhD) to give the Early Career Plenary Presentation at the RSA’s forthcoming Winter Conference 2016.
We are very proud to announce the new MeRSA and FeRSA Grant awardees. Congratulations!
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European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 Master Class: 30 PhD students and early career researchers wanted!
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic PhD student to join the Regional Studies Association Board in the role of student representative.
Nominations (both self-nominations and third party nominations) are being sought for the Nathaniel Lichfield Award and RSA & Routledge Early Career Award in regional studies and related fields, which will be awarded by the Regional Studies Association Award Committee in 2016.
Early Career researchers from the UK and Brazil have an unique opportunity to participate in this research workshop funded by the British Council Newton Fund
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Emma Mawdsley, Reader in Human Geography and Fellow of Newnham College, University of Cambridge as the new Editor of Territory, Politics, Governance. Emma has a particular interest in the rising powers and the changing politics of development.
In 2015, the Regional Studies Association introduced an increased Research Network funding scheme which awards 5 Research Networks in 2015 and 2016 with up to £10,000 each.
The editors of the Early Career Papers Section are currently seeking submissions of paper proposals for short articles (max. 3,000 words).
Dear RSA members and supporters
The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint three additional Editors to its journal REGIONAL STUDIES.
The following members of the Regional Studies Association have been awarded with one of the new grants introduced by the RSA in 2015:
The following members of the Regional Studies Association have been awarded with one of the new grants introduced by the RSA in 2015:
FeRSA: The RSA Fellowship Grants are provided to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research. The value of the award is up to £7,500 (or its equivalent in dollars or euros depending upon the agreed exchange rate at the time of the award). The award has a maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply.
Sarah Ayres from the University of Bristol, UK. Her research will concentrate on assessing the impact of 'informal governance' on devolution in English cities.
Andy Jonas from the Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, University of Hull, UK. His research will concentrate on global infrastructure public‐private partnerships and the geopolitics of city‐regions.
MeRSA:The RSA Membership Research Grants are provided to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research. The value of the award is up to £5,000 (or its equivalent in dollars or euros depending upon the agreed exchange rate at the time of the award). The award has a maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply.
Raffaella Calabrese from the Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK. Her research will concentrate on modelling spatial dependence in mortgage credit models.
Sabine Dörry from the School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK. Her research will concentrate on the role of the state in building sustainable financial centres: Comparing London, Luxembourg and Singapore.
Etienne Nel from the Department of Geography, University of Otago, New Zealand. His research will concentrate on the role of regional and local agencies and actors in responding to economic crises and opportunities in New Zealand and Australia.
Congratulations to all our grant awardees and we look forward to receiving many more applications from members for our next round which closes on the 30th October.
Are you an Early Career researcher and would you like to give a plenary presentation at the RSA Annual Conference?
This year's annual Territory, Politics, Governance lecture by Bob Jessop is now availble on YouTube!
If you wish to find out more about the Regional Studies Association – the global forum for city and regional research, development, and policy – do not hesitate to visit our OPEN DAYS University sessions or the RSA stand in the Charlemagne Building.
Hungarian regional science has lost two highly regarded personalities in the national and international community of regional studies in recent years.
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Future Cities Report places universities and public participation at the heart of devolution. Copies of the report can be downloaded for free from www.newcastlecityfutures.org.
As part of the OPEN DAYS 2015, the RSA will co-organise a Master Class (application process has closed now) and five sessions that are part of the OPEN DAYS University. The registration for the University sessions and other OPEN DAYS sessions are now open and we hope you will be able to join the 6,000 delegates attending this free and exiting annual event.
Development Bank of Minas Gerais (Brazil) integrates the international association, allowing the exchange of ideas and production of studies focused on regional planning.
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2015 is a special year for the RSA as we are celebrating our 50th anniversary! To mark the occasion, we offer members…..
As in previous years, the Impact Factor for the Regional Studies journal has further increased and is now at 2.068.
Spatially Rebalancing the UK Economy: The Need for a New Policy Model
The Business of People: The Significance of Social Science over the Next Decade is published on February 24 by SAGE, its principal sponsor. It has been produced with the support of SAGE, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, British Sociological Association, Regional Studies Association, British Psychological Society, Nuffield Foundation and Royal Statistical Society.
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We are pleased to announce that as part of the Regional Studies Association‘s 50th anniversary new funding schemes and increased funding for Research Networks have been agreed. By offering these, the Association is seeking to raise the profile of regional research and its contribution if appropriate, to policy and practice.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of a North American Editor to the Editorial Team of Regional Studies, Regional Science, the Open Access journal of the Regional Studies Association.
Report on the Conference ‘Challenges for the new Cohesion policy in 2014-20’ organised on 4-6 February 2015 in Riga, Latvia.
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Ernest Miguelez, Researcher at the CNRS & GREThA-Université de Bordeaux, France as the new Early Career Editor of Regional Studies.
To mark the publication of the 10th volume of Spatial Economic Analysis, Editor Bernard Fingleton has selected a range of articles which have made substantive contributions; highlighting the Journal’s role as a source of innovation and excellence in spatial econometrics, economic geography and regional science.
The Smith Institute is running a high-level discussion in association with the Regional Studies Association celebrating the launch of “Joining the Dots, Making Healtcare Work Better for the Local Economy” on Thursday 26th February in the Houses of Parliament.
This survey is conducted as part of a study issued by the European Council Trio-Presidencies involving Italy, Latvia and Luxembourg. The aim is to assess how the Union’s territorial cohesion objective is implemented and whether there is a necessity to revise the Territorial Agenda 2020.
Ulrich Graute attended last May the first Integrated Segment of ECOSOC on Sustainable Urbanization and Gordon Dabinett participated last fall at the work of the UN expert group proposing International Guidelines to shape the Sustainable Development of Cities.
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In 2015 Territory, Politics, Governance enters its third volume and will be published quarterly for the first time. In its first two years TPG has seen:
The Regional Studies Association is pleased to inform you that 4 rounds of applications will be opened in 2015 for its RSA Travel Grant.
Taylor & Francis have created a page which will keep you up to date with the latest news and offers from the Regional Studies Association journals: Regional Studies, Spatial Economic Analysis, Territory, Politics, Governance and Regional Studies, Regional Science.
Seasonal words from Andrew Beer, Chair of the Regional Studies Association.
The Board of Tampere Convention Bureau decided to grant the 'Tampere congress award 2013' to the local organising committee for the RSA 2013 European Conference.
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TPG presents a collection of papers concerned with the relationship between territory and class and sector through a focus on the scales and rescaling of interest group representation in the politics of Italy (Lombardy, Compania, Tuscany), Spain (Catalonia, the Basque Country), Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) and the UK (Scotland, South West England).
Obituary written by Gyula Horvath, which records Sergey S. Artobolevsky's remarkable life. Sergey was the chair of the RSA Russia Division.
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At this year’s AAG Conference in Tampa, the Regional Studies Association hosted lectures by Michael Storper and Jamie Peck. In case you missed them, the AAG Annual Meeting lectures are now available to be viewed online. Simply click on the videos below.
The Regional Studies Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Susan Christopherson as the new Editor in Chief of the Regions and Cities Book Series. Susan takes over this role in April 2014 from Gillian Bristow who is now working as the Deputy Editor of Regional Studies. Susan joins the team of editors which includes Ron Martin, Gernot Grabher, Maryann Feldman and Martin Perry.
Response to the ESRC consultation “Informing the future strategic direction of the Economic and Social Research Council” on behalf of the Regional Studies Association.
The Scottish branch of the Regional Studies Association are keen to highlight a new PhD studentship to begin in October 2014 at the University of St Andrews.
The RSA responded to the call for evidence by the hefce independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment. Our observations apply to the social sciences generally and more specifically to cross-disciplinary research across regional and urban studies.
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