The City-REDI REsearch SYmposium (CRRESY)

  In mid-May, City-REDI hosted its biannual research symposium. The online event has seen a range of presentations from City-REDI researchers showcasing some of the diversity of research in the Institute. Below is the programme of presentations, accompanied by the abstracts. Readers are encouraged to contact the presenters for more information on their research. CRRESY … Continue reading “The City-REDI REsearch SYmposium (CRRESY)”

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West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 23rd July 2021

This week England has opened up, lifting most of the restrictions in place to date. This has been met with mixed reviews, especially as Covid-19 cases are rising. It remains to be seen what impact opening up has overall and how public perceptions and behaviour unfold over the coming weeks. The UK has seen a … Continue reading “West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 23rd July 2021”

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Back Issues of the West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor

WM REDI has been tasked with providing an up to date monitor of the current COVID-19 economic impacts, on a weekly basis. These reports will help regional partners to shape responses and interventions to boost the region’s resilience so that it can thrive going forward. Each week the focus of the report is based on … Continue reading “Back Issues of the West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor”

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Event: Launch of the State of the Region 2021 – 4th August 2021, 14:00 – 15:30

This year we are launching the fifth annual review of the State of the Region 2021 looking at how the region has fared in the last 12 months. We are launching the report and the West Midlands Data Lab and highlighting some of the research and data which has been ongoing over the last 12 … Continue reading “Event: Launch of the State of the Region 2021 – 4th August 2021, 14:00 – 15:30”

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Looking Ahead: The Future Business District Study and the Future of the Office

Hannes Read discusses a study looking at the impacts of COVID-19 on business districts and working practices, and what the way forward might be.  The Future Business District Study Since the Covid-19 pandemic, many people and businesses have been required to work from home rather than the office. The sudden shift away from working in … Continue reading “Looking Ahead: The Future Business District Study and the Future of the Office”

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Local Newspaper Reporting and Support for the Radical Right

On the 16th of June, City-REDI held a webinar featuring Beatriz Jambrina-Canseco from the International Inequalities Institute, LSE. The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Local Newspaper Reporting and Support for the Radical Right Abstract: Rising support for the radical right has become a hallmark of the current political landscape. As to the reasons driving voting decisions, … Continue reading “Local Newspaper Reporting and Support for the Radical Right”

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Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles Wins the 2021 Martin Beckmann RSAI Annual Award for Best Paper

The Regional Science Association International (RSAI) has announced that this year’s Martin Beckmann RSAI Annual Award for the Best Paper published in Papers in Regional Science in the year 2020 has been given to the paper: Optimizing entrepreneurial development processes for smart specialization in the European Union, by László Szerb, Raquel Ortega-Argilés, Zoltan J. Acs, and Éva Komlósi, published in Volume 99, Issue 5, October … Continue reading “Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles Wins the 2021 Martin Beckmann RSAI Annual Award for Best Paper”

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R&D Investment in Our City-Region: Local Potential for Future Inclusive Growth

Professor Simon Collinson discusses a recent study by City-REDI and the West Midland Combined Authority mapping the inflows of various kinds of public R&D investment into the region.  R&D and the West Midlands The West Midlands attracts a significant amount of private sector R&D investment, about £398 per capita according to one study (Jones and … Continue reading “R&D Investment in Our City-Region: Local Potential for Future Inclusive Growth”

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West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 9th July 2021

This week the UK has seen a resurgence in infection rates, and the daily new cases confirmed in the UK are now the highest out of the selected European countries. This comes as vaccination rates per day in the UK fall and social distancing rules are relaxed, including the re-opening of pubs; which are seeing … Continue reading “West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 9th July 2021”

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Student Knowledge Exchange – Optimising Virtual Delivery to Remove Barriers and Engage Communities 

Terry Dray, Sue Welland, and Hannes Read look at how Keele University and the University of Birmingham are re-imagining experiential learning, industry placements, and student knowledge exchange.  Even though our project was initiated before the pandemic began, our new virtual approach to re-imagining experiential learning, placements, and student knowledge exchange came into its own when the pandemic started. We detail the aims and methods of how we have started to break down barriers to … Continue reading “Student Knowledge Exchange – Optimising Virtual Delivery to Remove Barriers and Engage Communities “

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