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Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2016 - University, Graz, Austria

Call for Papers
Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2016
Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World‘
3rd - 6th April 2016, Karl-Franzen- University, Graz, Austria
Registration open
Throughout history, cities and regions have been cornerstones of economic, social and cultural institution building and centres of communication and trade across borders of empires and nations. In a globalised world dominated by multi-level governance and declining economic and political significance of the nation-state, cities and regions are becoming ever more so important in building bridges across nations, supra-national unions, and even continents. These challenges surpass the usual aspects of integration: it is not sufficient to reduce barriers for the mobility of labour, goods, services and capital, to create a homogenous competitive environment, and a solid monetary system. What is needed in addition are more elements of a new regionalism, which is based on non-hierarchical …

The Regional Studies Association is seeking Early Careers to attend the RSA EC conference in Sheffield

The Regional Studies Association is seeking Early Careers to attend the RSA EC conference in Sheffield in October 2015 and still welcomes submissions of abstracts. Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday 27th September 2015
This conference will give early career researchers the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and related fields and bring together participants to present and debate their work in a welcoming and stimulating environment. Participants will receive invaluable feedback, new ideas and will learn how to strategically develop and enhance their profiles for career progression. One session will focus on academic change and the job market. Editors of the RSA journals Regional Studies, Territory Politics Governance, Spatial Economic Analysis and Regional Studies, Regional Science will be present.

Date and location29th October, 2015 1:00pm - 30th October, 2015 4:00pmICOSS, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
We welcome all subm…

The Regional Studies Blog: From proposal to published paper: the mentored rou...

From proposal to published paper: the mentored route to a publication in Regional Studies, Regional ScienceThis is a guest post by RSA Student Representative, Eduardo Oliveira. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in strategic spatial planning & place branding at the Department of Spatial Planning, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Educational trip to Berlin: The Institute of Place Management

This 3-day accredited educational trip to Berlin is a combination of site visits, lectures & workshops, meetings with local Place Managers (local partnerships, markets, town centre management, local initiatives, local tourism etc.) and leisure activities.

Do you want to find out how place management, markets, tourism management and place marketing work in Berlin? Do you want to meet local Place Managers? Do you want to earn 1,500 credit points for your professional development? Do you want to learn about the IPM's holistic approach to Place Management?

Attention: limited places (15).

Fee: € 700 (aprox. £ 510) for IPM members
€ 820 (aprox. £ 600) for non-members
Does not include travel to/from Berlin or accomodation


Next Deadline: 15th October 2015
The editors of the Early Career Papers section are currently seeking submissions of paper proposals for short articles (max. 3,000 words). Contributions are welcomed from any discipline in the field of regional studies or regional science and with any geographical focus. The ‘regional’ dimension may vary from trans-national spaces with fuzzy boundaries to clearly defined spaces at the sub-national level. Authors (and co-authors) can be students or early career researchers that have completed their PhD in the last five years. RSA members are particularly invited to submit a paper proposal for consideration; however, RSA membership is not a prerequisite for submission.  
To submit a paper proposal or for further information regarding any of the above-mentioned points, please contact: Marijana Sumpor, Abstract Manager of the Early Career Papers section, at
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