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Regional Studies Association


30th May2012

Welcome back to the Regional Studies Association E-Bulletin. In this issue you will find a mixture of events, conferences, networking and job opportunities for students, scholars and practitioners engaged in the field of regional studies and regional science. If you would like to add your event or other information to the RSA E-Bulletin let me know by the 10th of every month and we will do our best to include it:


RSA Global Conference 2012



Change of venue for the Regional Studies Association Global conference, Beijing, China 24th - 27th June 2012 for more information contact or visit the RSA website.


Sustaining Regional Futures

Register Now!


24-26 June 2012,

China National Convention Centre, Beijing, China

More info, Speakers bios


For the first time, the Regional Studies Association annual conference is being held outside Europe and is being organised with our partner, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, around the theme of'Sustaining Regional Future’. For some interesting facts on Beijing check out the Regional Studies Blog.










Regional Studies Association European Conference 2012 Delft

Networked regions and cities in times of fragmentation: Developing smart, sustainable and inclusive places


A huge thank you to all those who attended the Delft Conference 13-16 May 2012 held at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. We hope that everyone enjoyed the conference and found the presentations insightful. Pictures from the conference are now on our facebook page and the conferences papers are available here. We would also like to say thank you to the team at Delft University of Technology – we could not have done it without you!  Another thank you to all those who joined us for the first ever live streaming of a Regional Studies Association plenary session on Monday 14th May 2012. We had 125 people view the sessions from all over the world in countries including Israel, New Zealand, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Portugal, Croatia, France and Germany. It is not too late to watch - the sessions are still available at here.

NOTICE: if anyone had lost a black leather note book please get in contact with the RSA office.






Sally Paddles the Thames


On Sunday 3rd June 2012, over one thousand boats will muster on the River Thames in preparation for Her Majesty The Queen to take part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The RSA’s very own Sally Hardy will be part of that fleet. Sally’s bio can be found under the Kayak section on the flotilla participant’s page here you can also view the pageant order. The Pageant will be televised so see if you can spot Sally, her kayak will be branded with Regional Studies Association logos! Also have a look at the RSA Blog where Sally is featured.  

Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 23rd November 2012
Smart, Creative, Sustainable, Inclusive: Territorial Development Strategies in the Age of Austerity

Location: TBC

Call for papers

More info

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10th OPEN DAYS 2012 European Week of Cities and Regions 8-11 October 2012Early Career Poster Competition

Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission and the Regional Studies Association invite early career researchers in European Regional Policy to present their research in the form of a poster at the 10th OPEN DAYS 2012 European Week of Cities and Regions Click here

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Future Events

Deadlines Approaching!!!

Awards & Funding Opportunities

Apply now!


RSA Research Network on Ecological Regional Development

Ecological Regional Development: Towards identifying the most important research fieldsDate:7th - 8th June 2012
Location:University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

More info


Regional Studies Association Research Network on Mega-Events

Workshop  Mega-Event Evaluation and Measuring Impacts

Date: 25th June 2012   10 am – 4:30 pm

London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre, Holloway Road, London N7 8DB

More info


RSA Research Network on Experience Economy and Spatial Strategies

Revisiting territoriality in the Experience Economy: Territorial labour markets, networks, and institutional frameworks

Date: 13th – 14th September 2012
Location: Centre for Regional and Tourism Research, Bornholm, Denmark
More info


RSA Research Network on Peripheral and Marginal Regions in Northern Europe

Peripherality, Marginality and Border Issues in Northern Europe: The periphery and its host economy: Symbiosis, exploitation or burden?
Dates:3rd – 5th September 2012

Location:University Centre of the Westfjords, Ísafjörður, Iceland

More info


The Tourism and Regional Development Research Network

Title: Active Countryside Tourism

Date: 23rd - 25th January 2013

Location: International Centre For Research In Events, Tourism AndHospitality- Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Call for Papers  Deadline: Friday 29th September 2012

More info



RSA International Territorial Networks


Future events


RSA Irish Branch

One day Conference


Date: Tuesday 5th June 2012

Location: ESRI, Dublin

More info


NORSA4th Conference of the Nordic Section of the Regional Studies Association (NoRSA): Regions and Multi-Scalar Knowledge Dynamics, Organised by The Centre for Regional and Tourism Research (CRT)
Date:4th – 5th October, 2012
Location: Bornholm/Denmark
Call for papers: Deadline 4th July 2012



The Changing Role of Inward Investment and Regional Development: The Branch Plant Economy Re-Visited
Date: 13th December 2012
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Call for papers:Deadline 31st July 2012
For further information, please contact Ross Brown at Colin Mason at




RSA Early Career Grant Scheme

Apply now for£10,000 to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research.

Next deadline is 1st June 2012


RSA Event Support Scheme

Apply now for up to £1000towards helping you set up and run your event.


RSA Travel Awards

Apply now for up to £400 funding towards your travel costs to attend a non RSA event on regional studies.


RSA Research Networks

Award of up to £3000!

Excellent opportunity to organise research and develop interest and discussion around the field of regional studies.

Next deadline is 1st June 2012



Territory, Politics, Governance

Call for papers




The Regional Studies Association is consistently in the top 10 most used journals via the Taylor & Francis mobile app.

To access Taylor & Francis Online Mobile Open the browser on your mobile device and enter the URL As you are accessing the site from a mobile device, Taylor & Francis Online Mobile will launch automatically. You can return to the full site on your mobile device by tapping “Visit Full Site.” Alternatively, if you visit the full site, you will be able to tap the “Visit Mobile Site” to access the mobile site.


Non RSA events



Natural Environment 2012: Balancing Nature, Society and the Economy Conference and Exhibition

To book your place please call 0161 238 8881 or email quoting ref RSA6

More info


‘40 years of Policy & Politics: Critical reflections and strategies for the future’

Marriott Hotel, Bristol 18 -19 September 2012

More info


Mega Events, Regional Development and Regeneration, Second National Workshop25th June 2012, London Metropolitan University, UK
Mega-Events: Measuring Impact and Evaluation
More info

Please contact the organisers directly for further information

Did you know?

RSA members can apply for a travel award for up to £400 to support their travel expenses to attend non-RSA events.

(You can apply for the award and join the Association at the same time).

   To learn more:

   RSA Travel Awards




Jobs and opportunities

If you wish to advertise any jobs or opportunities in the next e-bulletin (15/06/2012) please send by the 10th June 2012.


The Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) at the University of Aberdeen is currently advertising a Chair in Health Economics

More info


Lecturer in Applied Economics at Leeds University Business School.

More info



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