The Regional Studies Association (RSA) is a global forum for city and regional research, development, and policy. Its networks span more than 20,000 academics, policymakers and practitioners who care about regional and urban economic development.
Every year, the RSA organises a number of events and in 2016 alone these events brought together over 3,700 delegates to discuss latest research, policy and practice trends. The full list of forthcoming conferences and events is available at http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences
Top forthcoming conferences are:
RSA Annual Conference 2017: the Great Regional Awakening: New Directions 4th – 7th June, 2017, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
RSA Central & Eastern Europe Conference 2017: Regional Polarisation and Unequal Development in CEE: Challenges for Innovative Place-based Policies 10th – 13th September, 2017, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Key aspects of the RSA work are its journals, book series http://www.regionalstudies.org/publications, Blog www.thersablog.com/ and the Members Magazine Regions http://rsa.tandfonline.com/toc/resn20/current
LD Net colleagues might be particularly interested in our freely accessible open access publications:
Regional Studies, Regional Science journal http://rsa.tandfonline.com/toc/rsrs20/current This open access journal has a variety of articles, e.g.
Smart cities as a mechanism towards a broader understanding of infrastructure interdependencies http://rsa.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21681376.2017.1281154
Mobilizing leadership in cities and regions http://rsa.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21681376.2013.869428
The RSA has also published open access books for example on EU Cohesion Policy: Reassessing performance and direction http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781315401867
The RSA also funds research projects and research networks. More on this can be found at http://www.regionalstudies.org/funding.
For further information on membership go to http://www.regionalstudies.org/membership/page/individual-membership for individual members or http://www.regionalstudies.org/membership/page/corporate-membership for corporate members.