City-REDI Weekly Update – 27th February 2020

Welcome to your weekly update. If you have any feedback please let us know. Blogs What Do We Know About the Current Economic Conditions and What Does the Latest Data Indicate for the West Midlands’ Economy? In this blog, Rebecca Riley accesses the economic performance of the West Midlands, looking at past, current and future … Continue reading “City-REDI Weekly Update – 27th February 2020”

What Do We Know About the Current Economic Conditions and What Does the Latest Data Indicate for the West Midlands’ Economy?

Official data has a habit of being out of sync and lagging, necessarily as its aim is to get an accurate understanding of performance, that takes time, effort and a drive for quality. Big decisions are made on this data and we need to know it’s right. But how do we know what’s going on … Continue reading “What Do We Know About the Current Economic Conditions and What Does the Latest Data Indicate for the West Midlands’ Economy?”

Universities and Regional Economies: A Peek Into the Wild Side

In this blog Diana Gutiérrez-Posada, Tasos Kitsos and André Carrascal-Incera discuss their project on the impact of universities on regional economies, linking to further work in City-REDI. There is a great divide among academics and the public as to the awareness of the potential impact of universities in their local areas. Naturally, academics have examined … Continue reading “Universities and Regional Economies: A Peek Into the Wild Side”

Meet John Goddard – Professor of Universities and Cities, City-REDI / WM REDI, University of Birmingham

I have joined City-REDI / WM REDI with the principal purpose of building a network of research-intensive universities focussing on their role in city and regional development having led research, policy and practice in this area locally, nationally and internationally over several decades.  My work on this theme started in CURDS in the 1980s where … Continue reading “Meet John Goddard – Professor of Universities and Cities, City-REDI / WM REDI, University of Birmingham”

City-REDI Weekly Update – 20th February 2020

Welcome to your weekly update. If you have any feedback please let us know. Blogs West Midlands Economic Monitor: February 2020 February’s edition of the West Midlands Economic Monitor is now available for you to keep up-to-date with recent developments in the region. This month shows that regional PMI data has rebounded to growth, whilst … Continue reading “City-REDI Weekly Update – 20th February 2020”

Professional and Business Services Sector: Creating Further Demand and Growth Outside London – New Report Released

We are proud to announce that BEIS have just published our report, summarising our research findings on creating demand and growth in the Professional and business service sector. The UK’s poor productivity performance continues to be of much debate in policy and research and is central to the development of the Industrial Strategy. This research … Continue reading “Professional and Business Services Sector: Creating Further Demand and Growth Outside London – New Report Released”

West Midlands Economic Monitor: February 2020

February’s edition of the West Midlands Economic Monitor is now available for you to keep up to date with recent developments in the region. This month shows that regional PMI data has rebounded to growth, whilst economic growth in Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 was mostly due to service sector contraction. House-building is at a … Continue reading “West Midlands Economic Monitor: February 2020”

WM REDI Launch Shows the Region Is Ready to Rise to the Challenge

An exciting new University of Birmingham research institute, the West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WM REDI) was launched on Monday 3rd February. It is an unprecedented partnership between key regional organisations and stakeholders, who have come together to find ways to deliver an effective inclusive growth vision and meet the economic challenges and opportunities … Continue reading “WM REDI Launch Shows the Region Is Ready to Rise to the Challenge”

City-REDI Weekly Update – 13th February 2020

Welcome to your weekly update. If you have any feedback please let us know. News John Goddard OBE Joins City-REDI as Professor of Universities and Cities John Goddard, Emeritus Professor of Regional Development Studies at Newcastle University and founder of the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), is joining City-REDI, University of Birmingham … Continue reading “City-REDI Weekly Update – 13th February 2020”

New Report Released: Governance and Urban Development in Birmingham

For the past three years, an interdisciplinary (and international) team of geographers, political scientists and urban planners working across the universities of Birmingham and Zurich has been studying Birmingham’s urban development, governance, and social and economic trends from the year 2000 to present. Now, as our research project draws to a close, we have reached … Continue reading “New Report Released: Governance and Urban Development in Birmingham”