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.”
See the Yorkshire and Humberside Branch page for more details of local events.