#BER18 – Launch of the Birmingham Economic Review 2018

Businesspeople, policymakers and academics from Birmingham and the rest of the West Midlands gathered last Friday for the launch of the Birmingham Economic Review 2018. Delegates were posting their thoughts about the report – as well as the new Edgbaston Park Hotel which hosted the event – using the hashtag #BER18 on Twitter. The report … Continue reading “#BER18 – Launch of the Birmingham Economic Review 2018”

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City-REDI and Rose Regeneration Present Research on Rural Workforce Issues at the Parliamentary Launch of the National Centre for Rural Health and Care

On the 16th October 2018, City-REDI and Rose Regeneration presented their research at the Parliamentary Launch of the National Centre for Rural Health and Care. The two organisations were commissioned by Jan Sobieraj, Chief Executive of the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust to undertake work over the summer looking into rural workforce issues in health and care as part … Continue reading “City-REDI and Rose Regeneration Present Research on Rural Workforce Issues at the Parliamentary Launch of the National Centre for Rural Health and Care”

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Meet Liam O’Farrell, Policy and Data Analyst at City-REDI

I am delighted to have become part of the team of researchers at the City Region Economic Development Institute. I have long been interested in cities and how best to encourage social mobility, integrated communities, infrastructure development and a sustainable, inclusive economy. Moreover, as a Birmingham native (having grown up in Aston New Town and, … Continue reading “Meet Liam O’Farrell, Policy and Data Analyst at City-REDI”

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Reading Dubai Mall: Service Spaces, Experience Spaces and Strolling Spaces

“The Dubai Mall – A place like no other. A new day, a new dawn. From the wind swept sands, a new legend rises. A mall of epic proportions that is named The Dubai Mall”.[1] Professor John Bryson presents his final blog from Dubai: ‘I am based in Dubai for ten days getting to know … Continue reading “Reading Dubai Mall: Service Spaces, Experience Spaces and Strolling Spaces”

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Unravelling the “Dubai Intertwingularity”: Reading City Regions

Professor John Bryson on reading City-Regions during his time in Dubai I am here in Dubai for ten days. I am an academic interested in place and space. As a student of place and space, it is important to experience many different places to try to understand the on-going evolution of the international economy. Most … Continue reading “Unravelling the “Dubai Intertwingularity”: Reading City Regions”

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The Future of Work during an Era of Disruptive Process and Technological Change : Reflections on a Debate held at the University of Birmingham Dubai

Further reflections by Professor John Bryson on his time in Dubai Futures matter. But the future is the future and not the now. We are living with uncertainty – uncertain lives, uncertain futures. Capitalism is an evolving system of value creation. Central to capitalism is a process that transforms inputs in to new forms of … Continue reading “The Future of Work during an Era of Disruptive Process and Technological Change : Reflections on a Debate held at the University of Birmingham Dubai”

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Incubators, accelerators and local economic development

Dr Max Nathan writes about how incubators and accelerators, both widely used forms of business support in the tech sector, can be applied to a range of other industries. This blog originally appeared on the LSE CEP Urban and Spatial Programme Blog, found here I’ve written a new CEP Discussion Paper on co-working, incubators, accelerators … Continue reading “Incubators, accelerators and local economic development”

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ESRC funding award: Researching resilience at the local level

In this blog, Tasos Kitsos launches his ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship on regional economic resilience. It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of this ESRC fellowship. In 2008, a severe economic crisis hit economies around the world. Its effects included a significant loss of GDP and employment which led to several social ills … Continue reading “ESRC funding award: Researching resilience at the local level”

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Birmingham Economic Review 2018 – Launch Event

City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce are working together to produce the Birmingham Economic Review for 2018. This annual review is an in-depth exploration of the economy of England’s second city and is a high-quality resource for organisations seeking to understand the city to inform research, policy or investment decisions. The 2018 edition is being … Continue reading “Birmingham Economic Review 2018 – Launch Event”

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