Apathy, Allegiance, and Anger, the Mayoral Elections Against a Backdrop of Voter Turmoil

In our latest blog, Rebecca Riley observes that despite efforts to engage voters, turnout remains low due to factors like voter apathy and a lack of understanding about mayoral roles. For the political wonks, in England, the bank holiday weekend was a nail-biting and fascinating affair, especially when it comes to devolution. Combined Authority Mayors … Continue reading “Apathy, Allegiance, and Anger, the Mayoral Elections Against a Backdrop of Voter Turmoil”

Skills for Innovation Workshop – A Reflection

Fumi Kitagawa shares some of the findings from ‘Skills for Innovation’, a workshop which took place at The Exchange in Birmingham on 24 April 2024, organised by City-REDI with colleagues from the Centre for Innovation Management Research (CIMR), Birkbeck, University of London. The day started with a series of research presentations, followed by a panel discussion … Continue reading “Skills for Innovation Workshop – A Reflection”

City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – March and April 2024

Events – presenting work / speaking engagements 22 March, Alice Pugh and Hannes Read presented at a National Civic Impact Accelerator event –  An Introduction to Developing Business Cases for Civic Engagement Projects. 9 April – Matt Lyons joined a workshop at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre on “Multi-regional input-output in research and development”. … Continue reading “City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – March and April 2024”

West Midlands Economic Impact Monitor – 28 March 2024

The final monitor before the Easter break brings us the news that input prices continue to slowly fall, which should contribute to decelerating inflation, yet the global economy is still showing slow growth. Most indicators show a moderate improvement, but all indications are that recovery will continue to be very slow. The Office for Budget … Continue reading “West Midlands Economic Impact Monitor – 28 March 2024”

City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – February 2024

Events – presenting work/speaking engagements On 1 February, Rebecca Riley chaired the Green Book Network Steering Group. On 13 February, Rebecca Riley attended the National Civic Impact Accelerator Programme Board Meeting. On 26 February, Abigail Taylor presented at the launch event for a new report for CIPFA – Investing in Regional Equality – four English … Continue reading “City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – February 2024”

What Is a Business Case? Why Are They Important to Universities?

Alice Pugh defines and explains why business cases are important for higher education research funders, government department funders, and local policymakers. This blog was first posted by the National Civic Impact Accelerator, based at Sheffield Hallam University. This is the first blog in a series looking at what a business case is and how to … Continue reading “What Is a Business Case? Why Are They Important to Universities?”

City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – November 2023 – January 2024

Events – presenting work / speaking engagements 15 November 2023, Dr Matt Lyons hosted a special session “Development & application of multi-regional input-output tables” at the North American meetings of the Regional Science Association. 7 December, George Bramley presented at the West Midlands Health Technology Innovation Accelerator Innovators and Partners Assembly to introduce City-REDI’s role … Continue reading “City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – November 2023 – January 2024”

City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – October 2023

Events – presenting work / speaking engagements 4 October – Matt Lyons attended the 14th Annual Geoff Hewings Workshop and presented on ‘Can R&D policy level up the UK? A multi-regional input-output approach’. 18 – 20 October, Fumi Kitagawa spoke at the Societal Impact of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts conference (SSHA) Conference, Cardiff University, … Continue reading “City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – October 2023”

The LPIP Hub: Can Productivity Bring Around the Change We Need in Places?

Rebecca Riley recently attended an RSA Urban Futures Roundtable looking at the potential of the UK’s cities. In a series of blogs, Rebecca reflects on the challenges facing places in building regenerative economies. This blog is for the Local Policy Innovation Partnership Hub which launched early this year. The Hub seeks to address nationwide issues … Continue reading “The LPIP Hub: Can Productivity Bring Around the Change We Need in Places?”

The LPIP Hub: How do we Reach our Vision for Cities and Places?

Rebecca Riley recently attended an RSA Urban Futures Roundtable looking at the potential of the UK’s cities. In a series of blogs, Rebecca reflects on the challenges facing places in building regenerative economies. In the third blog in the series, Rebecca looks at the key steps we can take to reach our vision for cities … Continue reading “The LPIP Hub: How do we Reach our Vision for Cities and Places?”