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FeRSA Winner 2018: Luís Carvalho

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  •  Klara Sobekova

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 […]

Welcome to Ida Musialkowska

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  •  Alex Holmes
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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, […]

Welcome to Sabine Dörry, our new Ambassador to Luxembourg

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  •  Alex Holmes
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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 […]

Year 1 Update: RSA Pacific Cities Research Network

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  •  Klara Sobekova

  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 […]

Calls for Early Career Plenary Speakers

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  •  Klara Sobekova

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. […]

RSA opportunities for students and early career researchers

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  •  Klara Sobekova

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.  […]

Thank you for being with us at the RSA Winter Conference

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  •  Klara Sobekova

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. […]

President’s Event 2018: Our Annual Awards Ceremony

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  •  Klara Sobekova

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 […]

Global linkages and territorial imbalances in Europe and beyond

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  •  Klara Sobekova

#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 […]

Consultation on JEP report

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  •  Alex Holmes

30 October 2018 Sent by email to pensions@universitiesuk.ac.uk 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 […]

Routledge Best Book Award 2018

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  •  Klara Sobekova

   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 RSA at the #EURegionsWeek

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  •  Klara Sobekova

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 […]

“Made in the EU” Smart Specialisation inspires the world

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  •  Klara Sobekova

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 […]

Best Papers and Best Referees 2018

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  •  Klara Sobekova

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 […]

Student and Early Career Awards 2018

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  •  Klara Sobekova

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 […]

SEA Virtual Special Issue

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  •  Klara Sobekova

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 […]

RSA Summer College 2018 – A message from the trailblazers

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  •  Alex Holmes
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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 […]

Forthcoming deadlines for RSA Grants Schemes

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  •  Alex Holmes
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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, […]

Why publish in the Regions and Cities book series?

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  •  Klara Sobekova

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 […]

WE ARE HIRING: Conference and Events Officer

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  •  Alex Holmes
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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 […]

Why is the European Week of Regions and Cities so important?

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  •  Alex Holmes
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#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 […]

#EURegionsWeek 2018: Registration is now open

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  •  Alex Holmes
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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 […]

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  •  Alex Holmes
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Updated: The RSA at the AAG 2018 – Meet us in New Orleans

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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

RSA supports the Leeds PAC Spring Conference 2018

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  •  Alex Holmes
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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.

2018 Policy Expo Theme 1 – The role of Higher Education Institutions in regional development

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  •  Alex Holmes
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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.

New RSA Blog Editor

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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The RSA is happy to announce the appointment of the new RSA Blog Editor – Joshua Barrett.

Policy Expo 2018 themes

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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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.

Harvesting ideas from #EURegionsWeek 2017

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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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.

New Regions` Editors

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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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 RSA thanks the Regions editors

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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The Association owes an enormous debt of gratitude to the current editorial team who have masterfully edited Regions for almost a decade.

Passing the baton – New RSA Chair appointed

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.

Call for RSA Blog Editor

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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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. 

RSA Awards 2017

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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We are proud to announce the RSA Awards winners 2017. The RSA continues to recognise excellence in our field with our annual awards ceremony.

Call for Papers – AAG Meetings, New Orleans, 10-14 April 2018

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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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.

Latest issue of Territory, Politics, Governance

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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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.

Policy Expo 2017: Smart Specialisation and Industry 4.0

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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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.

RSA FeRSA Status Awarded

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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The Regional Studies Association is happy to announce the appointment of the new RSA Fellows.

Discounted or free OA publishing in Regional Studies, Regional Science

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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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.

The RSA at the AAG 2017- Meet us in Boston

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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! 

Leave-voters will feel a greater economic brunt from Brexit

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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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.

Calls for RSA Journals’ Editors

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  •  Daniela Carl
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We are recruiting Editors to the RSA Journals: Regional Studies, Spatial Economic Analysis and Regional Studies, Regional Science

New RSA Ambassadors to Egypt

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of our two new Ambassadors to Egypt, Dr Abeer Elshater and Dr Yehya Serag.

Sustainable Regions Applied Research Network

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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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.

RSA Ambassador to Turkey

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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We are very pleased to announce the appointment of the second RSA Ambassador to Turkey, Dr Hilal Erkuş-Öztürk

Call for papers: AAG meetings 2017

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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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.

Rodrigo Simões Obituary

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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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.

RSA Sessions at the IGC 2016

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  •  Klara Sobekova
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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. 

2nd Issue of Area Development and Policy (ADP) published online

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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. 

CfP EARLY CAREER PAPERS section in Regional Studies Regional Science

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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 obituary

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.   

New RSA Student Representatives appointed!

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.

The RSA in India

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  •  Daniela Carl
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Historic and very successful meeting in Delhi at the National Institute of Urban Affairs with representives of key Indian instititions.

RSA Membership Survey Results

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.

Call for 2016 RSA Awards Nominations Now Open

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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. 

New Editor for Territory, Politics, Governance

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.

New RSA Research Networks Awarded in 2015

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.

Announcement of MeRSA and FeRSA Grant winners: May 2015 round

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  •  Daniela Carl
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The following members of the Regional Studies Association have been awarded with one of the new grants introduced by the RSA in 2015:

FeRSAThe 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.

The RSA at the OPEN DAYS 2015 in Brussels, Belgium

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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. 

Call for Co-Editor – TERRITORY, POLITICS, GOVERNANCE

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  •  Daniela Carl
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The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint a co-editor with expertise in urban and political geographies of the global south to join the editorial team of John Agnew, Michael Keating, Martin Jones, Walter Nicholls, Bae-Gyoon Park and Justus Uitermark on the journal Territory, Politics, Governance, published by Routledge.

EU OPEN DAYS University Sessions: Registration is open

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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 joins RSA

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  •  Daniela Carl
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Development Bank of Minas Gerais (Brazil) integrates the international association, allowing the exchange of ideas and production of studies focused on regional planning.

RSA 50th Anniversary booklet

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  •  Daniela Carl
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The Regional Studies Association celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. For all members, staff and those that we partner with, this booklet looks back on the Association’s achievements and reflect upon how much it has developed over time.

Regional Studies Association: Development Plan 2015-2020

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  •  Daniela Carl
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This Development Plan (2015-2020) is the the culmination of a large number of meetings and consultations within the Association’s Board and Committees with its staff team, its members and with important external stakeholders.

The Business of People – live today

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.

Call for Editor in Chief – Spatial Economic Analysis

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  •  Daniela Carl
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The Regional Studies Association, in conjunction with the Regional Science Association International, British and Irish Section publish the journal – Spatial Economic Analysis. We are seeking a new Editor In Chief, as Professor Bernard Fingleton, current Editor in Chief of the TPG will soon retire from his role.

New RSA research funding schemes

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.

Dr. Heather Stephens joins RSRS Editorial Team

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.

New Early Career Editor for Regional Studies

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.

Celebrating 10 years of Spatial Economic Analysis

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.

Survey: Implementing Territorial Cohesion

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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. 

RSA Among Stakeholders Addressing New York Forum on Post-2015

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.

Regional Studies Association Journal Resources

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.

Territory, Politics, Governance’s Special Issue “Rescaling Interests” online now

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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).

New Early Career Editor for Spatial Economic Analysis

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  •  Daniela Carl
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We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Pedro Amaral, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil as the new Early Career Editor of Spatial Economic Analysis.

Announcing the death of Professor Sir Peter Hall

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  •  Daniela Carl
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It is with regret that the Regional Studies Association announces the death of Professor Sir Peter Hall, a founder member of the Association, a long time Editor in Chief of Regional Studies, and more latterly the inaugural President.

Susan Christopherson, new Editor in Chief of the Regions and Cities Book Series

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  •  Daniela Carl
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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.

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