Regional Science Professional Associations:

Regional Science Association International  The RSAI is the worldwide "umbrella" network of regional scientists)

The Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization  PRSCO is a non-membership organization responsible for organizing the Pacific Conferences of the RSAI in odd-numbered years and PRSCO Institutes in even numbered years and for promoting regional science in the Pacific Rim region; WRSA is a founding member organization of PRSCO and periodically assumes responsibility for hosting the Pacific Conference. WRSA host edthe 17th Pacific Conference June 30-July 4, 2001 at the Embassy Suites Portland Downtown Hotel, Portland, Oregon, USA.

PRSCO Member Organizations:
Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association (ANZRSA)
Canadian Regional Science Association (CRSA-ACSR)
Chinese Regional Science Association -- Taiwan (CRSA-T) 
Indonesian Regional Science Association
Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International
Korean Regional Science Association (KRSA)
Mexican Association of Science for Regional Development (AMECIDER)

The North American Regional Science Council   NARSC is the organization responsible for organizing the annual North American Meetings of the RSAI and for promoting regional science in North America. WRSA is one of the five founding member organizations of NARSC.  WRSA served as co-host (with the Department of Geography and Regional Development of the University of Arizona) of the 45th North American Meetings of the RSAI in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, November 11-14, 1998.  WRSA has agreed to host the 56th North American Meetings in San Francisco, November 18-21, 2008.

NARSC Member Organizations
The Canadian Regional Science Association (CRSA-ACSR)
The Mid-Continent Regional Science Association
The Northeast Regional Science Association
The Southern Regional Science Association (SRSA)
The Western Regional Science Association (WRSA)

The European Regional Science Association  ERSA is the organization responsible for organizing the annual European Congress of the RSAI and for promoting regional science in Europe.

ERSA Member Organization Web sites (go to the ERSA sites for a more complete set of links):

British and Irish Section of the RSAI (RSAI-BIS)
German Speaking Section of the RSAI (GfR: Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung
Nordic Section of the RSAI (NS-RSA)
Portugese Section of the Regional Science Association (APDR)
Spanish Regional Science Association (AECR)

Non-RSAI organizations:

The Regional Studies Association

Regional Science Journals:

The Annals of Regional Science (Published by Springer-Verlag; WRSA's official journal; Edited by WRSA members Börje Johannson, and Eui-June Kim,; and WRSA Past President, Roger R. Stough,

Journal of Regional Science (Published by Blackwell Publishers; the first refereed regional science journal, begun in 1958; Edited by WRSA member, Marlon Boarnet, with Matthew Kahn, and Mark Partridge; e-mail:

International Regional Science Review (Published by Sage Publications; Edited by WRSA Board Member Sergio Rey and WRSA members Luc Anselin and Andrew Isserman; e-mail:

Geographical Systems (Edited by WRSA member Manfred Fischer and WRSA Past President, Arthur Getis, e-mail:

Geographical Analysis  (Published by Blackwell Publishers; Edited by WRSA Board Member Alan Murray, email:

Journal of Transport and Land Use  (Edited by WRSA member David Levinson, email:

Studies in Regional Science (Edited by WRSA member Yoshiro Higano, e-mail:; Journal of the Japan Section of the RSAI)

Papers in Regional Science (The official journal of the Regional Science Association International; published by Blackwell Publishers)

Regional Science and Urban Economics (Published by North-Holland)

RURDS - Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies (Published by Blackwell Publishers)

Regional Studies (Journal of the Regional Sciences Association; published by Taylor & Francis)

Canadian Journal of Regional Science (Journal of the Canadian Regional Science Association)

Review of Regional Studies (Journal of the Southern Regional Science Association)

Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy (Journal of the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association)

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences (Published by Elsevier)

International Journal of Environmental Creation

Regional Science Institutes, Educational Programs and Materials

CORRIC – Consortium of Regional Research Institutes and Centers

Regional Research Institute, West Virginia University (Director: WRSA Board Member, Randy Jackson)

Department of Geography & Regional Development, University of Arizona (Houses the headquarters of the Western Regional Science Association)

REAL – Regional Economic Applications Laboratory, University of Illinois (Director: WRSA President, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings)

School of Public Policy, George Mason University (Dean, WRSA Past President, Kingsley Haynes)

Public Policy Institute of California (A sponsor of our 1998 WRSA Meeting in Monterey)

Web Book of Regional Science

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