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22 Mar 2019

Three Imaginaries of The Urban Now

John Rennie Short is a Professor in the School of Public Policy. He is author of 48 books, and many papers in a range of academic journals His work is translated into Chinese, Czech, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. His essays […]

8 Mar 2019

Gender bias in peer review – opening up the black box

Gender bias in peer review has been much discussed in the wider research community. However, there have been few attempts to analyse the issue within the social sciences. To celebrate International Women’s Day, this post by Alex Holmes and Sally […]

28 Feb 2019

Brexit: A Divorce Like Few Others

Article provided by Anna Kucirkova. Even if you’re a casual follower of the news, no doubt over the past couple of years you’ve seen a story or two about Brexit. Short for Britain Exit, Brexit is the messy divorce between the […]

21 Feb 2019

European Industrial Concentration

Bruno D. Castanheira works with the European Commission in securing the Union’s financial interests, having previously worked to improve implementation of Regional Policy. His research to stabilise European Economic Integration explored new approaches to Regional Policy and the role of […]

13 Feb 2019

President’s Address: The Challenge and Opportunities of Turbulent Times

The following is an extract from the RSA 2016 Presidential Address. Professor Ron Martin, President of RSA, is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Cambridge. His main research interests include the geographies of labour markets; regional development and competitiveness; […]

16 Jan 2019

Sustainable cities need more than parks, cafes and a riverwalk

Trina Hamilton, Associate Professor of Geography, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York There are many indexes that aim to rank how green cities are. But what does it actually mean for a city to be green or sustainable? We’ve […]

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