Dear RSAI members,
I am writing you to kindly elicit your candidatures for the 2020 Hirotada Kohno award.
As you may know, this is an important prize in regional science bestowed on people who proved outstanding service to our global community. While I am reporting the rules of the award below for your covenience, it suffices to remind you that all of you can propose candidatures that need to be supported by an official letter by the President and/or Secretary and/or Executive Officer of an official body within RSAI - that is, the RSAI itself; NARSC, ERSA, PRSCO; or a Section of RSAI.
You can find additional details on the award here:
Lastly, I would kindly ask you to submit your candidatures within Jan. 31, 2020 at the latest. A selection committee appointed by the RSAI Council will choose the winner who will ideally be awarded at the world conrgess in Marrakech, June 2-5, 2020 (where I expect to see many of you in person).
Thank you so much in advance for your cooperation,
Executive Director, Regional Science Association International
Associate Professor of Regional and Urban Economics
Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
20133 Milan (MI)
3.1 In the last quarter of each calendar year, the RSAI Executive Director will contact the RSAI Council, the Councils/Boards of NARSC, ERSA and PRSCO, and the Councils/Boards of all affiliated RSAI Sections, calling for written nominations of potential candidates for the Hirotada Kohno Award for Outstanding Service to the RSAI.
3.2 A nomination of a candidate for consideration for the Award must be made in writing by the President and/or Secretary and/or Executive Officer of an official body within RSAI - that is, the RSAI itself; NARSC, ERSA, PRSCO; or a Section of RSAI.
3.3 A written nomination of a candidate for consideration for the Award must include a detailed statement of the nature of the service contribution a candidate has made to RSAI. It must explain how and why that service contribution of the nominee meets the goal of the Award. It should contain testimonials from at least three persons who have held high office and/or currently hold high office in the organization within RSAI that is making the nomination. It must be demonstrated that the long and outstanding service of the nominee extends beyond the local Section of RSAI in the case where a Section of RSAI is initiating the nomination.
3.4 Nominations for the Award are to close by the end of January the following calendar year.