This RSA Development Plan 2015-2020 is the most recent version of a sequence of similar documents that have been used by the Regional Studies Association for more than two decades to plan its work. It is 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. We have taken care to be even handed in our consultations across disciplines and territories and generally to reflect the diversity of our membership. We would like to acknowledge our gratitude to all those who reflected upon, commented and in other ways supported the writing of this plan.