“Nothing New under the Sun” How the Past Informs Today’s Policy Responses Crisis and (Missed) Opportunities

Regions Cities Industry Webinar Series

Global megatrends are transforming the way we live, work, interact, finance, produce and consume. At the same time, the increasing environmental impacts of human activities have sharpened the focus on sustainability of further development. New technologies potentially provide an opportunity to address, perhaps for the first time in the history of mankind, a substantial majority of the fundamental societal challenges, from nutrition, energy availability and sustainability, to access to products, services and information. However, these same global megatrends can also be highly divisive and therefore represent one of the biggest challenges for a global social, political and economic cohesion and even peaceful coexistence in more than a generation. In addition we have newly remembered our global vulnerability to shocks such as the coronavirus and there can be no doubt that this will change the world in which we live prompting new questions and new priorities.

The RSA Regions Cities Industry Webinar Series will present acclaimed researchers and policymakers addressing these questions.

Open to all and free to attend, this webinar series aims to bring experts in the field of regional studies, science and policy to you. The webinar can be watched live but will also available on demand. The webinars will run live once a month and feature researcher and policymaker experts. They include time for discussion, questions and comments. To register, please click here.

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) in a learned society and membership organisation bringing together academics and policymakers working in regional research, development and policy. The RSA publishes five journals, two book series, an online magazine and blogfunds research and awards excellence in the field, delivers knowledge exchange and provides networking opportunities and trainings for the global regional studies and wider community. More on the RSA at www.regionalstudies.org.

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Past webinars will be available on demand to RSA members.

We welcome new members to the RSA. More information on membership benefits and how to join the Association can be found at www.regionalstudies.org/about/memberships/

Presentations and discussions in this webinar will analyse how history has shaped arguments in regional development and policy, the context for debate and provides reflections on what might be useful avenues for research looking forward.

Open to all and free to attend, this Zoom webinar can be watched live but will also be recorded and made available on demand. The live webinar will offer opportunities for discussion, questions and comments.

Dr Joaquim Oliveira Martins, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, France
Professor Elisa Giuliani, University of Pisa, Italy
Dr Sergio Petralia, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Professor Simona Iammarino, LSE, UK


Contact Details

Lesa Reynolds lesa.reynolds@regionalstudies.org

Event Organiser Regional Studies Association


Starting Time

12:00 CEST

May 27, 2020

Ending Time

14:00 CEST

May 27, 2020


Regions Cities Industry Webinar Series

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