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”

City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – July 2020

In the Media A policy brief from Professor Simon Collinson and Dr Amir Qamar called “The West Midlands’ Automotive Industry in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Survival of the Fittest?” featured in several articles in July: Union demands support for region’s workers as ‘8,000 jobs lost in a week’, The Business Desk.Com Unite backing summit to … Continue reading “City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – July 2020”

City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – June 2020

Media engagements Professor Simon Collinson featured on various national and regional outlets for the launch of the WMCA regional recovery plan and investment proposals, including ITV Central and the Mail Online. The story was covered widely with 154 pieces of separate coverage. Events Dr Deniz Sevinc and Dr Suman Seth, University of Leeds organised a … Continue reading “City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – June 2020”

City-REDI Webinar Series: The Batey-Madden model: forty years and counting (or should that be multiplying (?!) – 20th May, 1 pm – 2 pm

City-REDI will be holding a series of webinars over the next few months, details can be found below. Next up in the series is Peter Batey, Emeritus Professor of Town and Regional Planning, University of Liverpool: The Batey-Madden model: forty years and counting (or should that be multiplying (?!) Date: Wednesday, May 20th, 1:00-2:00 pm … Continue reading “City-REDI Webinar Series: The Batey-Madden model: forty years and counting (or should that be multiplying (?!) – 20th May, 1 pm – 2 pm”

City-REDI Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Self-Employment in the UK – 13th May 2020, 1 pm – 2 pm

City-REDI will be holding a series of webinars over the next few months, details can be found below. Next up in the series is Dr Darja Reuschke, Associate Professor in Human Geography from the University of Southampton: COVID-19 and self-employment in the UK Date: Wednesday, May 13th, 1:00-2:00 pm (UK time) on Zoom Abstract: The … Continue reading “City-REDI Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Self-Employment in the UK – 13th May 2020, 1 pm – 2 pm”

City-REDI Weekly Update – 9th April 2020

Welcome to your weekly update. If you have any feedback please let us know. Blogs The Long-Term Impact of Homeworking Arising From the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis The Coronavirus crisis has caused a large-scale switch to homeworking for businesses. In this blog, Dr Chloe Billing discusses some of the long-term impacts homeworking might have for individuals, … Continue reading “City-REDI Weekly Update – 9th April 2020”

City-REDI Weekly Update – 2nd April 2020

Welcome to your weekly update. If you have any feedback please let us know. Blogs Local Resilience and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Economic Crisis In this blog, Dr Tasos Kitsos discusses the economic impact Coronavirus will have on the West Midlands by reflecting on the 2008 economic crash whilst considering the factors at play during this … Continue reading “City-REDI Weekly Update – 2nd April 2020”

When Weak Ties are Strong – Neighbour Analysis of Ethnic Enclaves

Presenter: Ozge Oner, Lecturer in Spatial Economics and Real Estate, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge On the 4th March 2020, Ozge Oner presented her research work with fellow academics Professor Johan Klaesson, Research Institute of Industrial Economics and Dr Dieter Pennerstofer, Kepler University Linz. Below is an abstract and also a video recording … Continue reading “When Weak Ties are Strong – Neighbour Analysis of Ethnic Enclaves”

City-REDI Weekly Update – 5th March 2020

Welcome to your weekly update. If you have any feedback please let us know. Blogs Regional Productivity Differences, Skills and Inclusive Growth: Survey Findings What do employers in the West Midlands think productivity is? What acts to constrain innovation in their businesses, do they struggle to find employees with the right skills and are their … Continue reading “City-REDI Weekly Update – 5th March 2020”

Political Disenchantment and the Urban-Rural Divide: An Investigation of Social and Political Attitudes Across 30 European Countries

Presenter: Davide Luca, Research Associate, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge. On the 12 February 2020, Davide Luca presented his research work with Mike Kenny as part of the City-REDI Seminar Series. Below is an abstract and also a video recording of the seminar with slide and audio. Abstract: Despite growing concerns about … Continue reading “Political Disenchantment and the Urban-Rural Divide: An Investigation of Social and Political Attitudes Across 30 European Countries”