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City REDI is a research institute focused on developing an academic understanding of major city regions across the globe to develop practical policy which better informs and influences regional and national economic growth policies. Each week we publish a series of blogs on cities, economics, business, politics, regional development, local government and skills, highlighting our … Continue reading “Sign up to the City-REDI Mailing List”

Professor Simon Collinson Interviewed this Morning on Radio 4: What does the Future of Regional Economic Development look like for the Midlands Ahead of Today’s Budget?

Professor Simon Collinson was on Radio 4’s Today Programme this morning talking about regional economic development in the Midlands in a pre-budget special. In the live interview, recorded in the control tower at East Midland’s Airport, the business editor, Dominic O’Connell focussed on regional growth, likely outcomes of the budget and the future of retail. He … Continue reading “Professor Simon Collinson Interviewed this Morning on Radio 4: What does the Future of Regional Economic Development look like for the Midlands Ahead of Today’s Budget?”

Local Wealth Building Summit – Tuesday 17th July 2018, 11:00 – 15:00

City-REDI, University of Birmingham would like to invite you to the Local Wealth Building Summit 2018. This event is being held on the 17th July 2018, 11:00 – 15:00 in the Nettlefold Room, The Nicolson Building, Winterbourne House, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, B15 2RT. The event is being organised by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies in … Continue reading “Local Wealth Building Summit – Tuesday 17th July 2018, 11:00 – 15:00”

The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, Its Regions, Its Cities and Its Sectors – Regional Participatory Workshop Presentations Are Now Available 

City-REDI recently ran a series of regional participatory workshops to ensure that the outputs from the ESRC funded project “The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, its Regions, its Cities and its Sectors”, connects with broader public policy arenas at the national and regional level. The presentations from the workshops are now available: Devolved Administrations – 4th May … Continue reading “The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, Its Regions, Its Cities and Its Sectors – Regional Participatory Workshop Presentations Are Now Available “

City-REDI mentioned in the House of Commons

Research led by Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, City-REDI, University of Birmingham, was referenced in a House of Commons debate on the 26th April 2018. The research suggests that the UK’s cities and regions which voted for Brexit are also the most economically dependent on EU markets for their prosperity and viability.  These cities and regions are … Continue reading “City-REDI mentioned in the House of Commons”

Birmingham Policy Lab: Diversity and minority ethnic entrepreneurship in the West Midlands – 15 May 2018, 12:00 – 16:20

The University of Birmingham would like to invite you to a Birmingham Policy Lab workshop to explore the theme of diversity and minority ethnic entrepreneurship in the West Midlands.  The event will be held from 12:00 – 16:20 (including lunch) on Tuesday 15 May 2018 at the Nishkam Civic Association in Handsworth. Overview This Birmingham … Continue reading “Birmingham Policy Lab: Diversity and minority ethnic entrepreneurship in the West Midlands – 15 May 2018, 12:00 – 16:20”

The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, its Regions, its Cities and its Sectors: Participatory Workshops

Our ESRC funded Brexit project, as part of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative, aims to examine in detail the likely impacts of Brexit on the UK’s sectors, regions, and cities. Our analysis draws upon the most detailed regional-national-international trade and competition datasets currently available anywhere in the world, allowing us to examine the impacts of … Continue reading “The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, its Regions, its Cities and its Sectors: Participatory Workshops”

City-REDI publications series: Professor Simon Collinson – MNE microfoundations and routines for building a legitimate and sustainable position in emerging markets

As part of a new blog series, we will be highlighting the excellent research produced by the City-REDI team since 2015, with the aim of creating an online searchable library. You can view this work by searching the blog with the relevant tag, either using the name of the author or the year of the publication. The … Continue reading “City-REDI publications series: Professor Simon Collinson – MNE microfoundations and routines for building a legitimate and sustainable position in emerging markets”

Event: Engaging SME Tech Innovators with Local Government change agents – 11th May 2018, 10:30 – 16:30

“Have you created a digital solution to a really intransigent Local Government problem – something that saves money or helps vulnerable people? Have you been motivated – not by the bottom line – but by the fact that you care about public services? Do you want your innovation to get way more traction – to … Continue reading “Event: Engaging SME Tech Innovators with Local Government change agents – 11th May 2018, 10:30 – 16:30”

Storify – The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, its Regions, its Cities and its Sectors

Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, City-REDI, University of Birmingham, is leading a project examining in detail the likely impacts of Brexit on the UK’s sectors, regions and cities. In December 2017, Professor Ortega-Argiles and her team of co-investigators from the University of Sheffield, University of Groningen, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the Erasmus University Rotterdam, published … Continue reading “Storify – The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, its Regions, its Cities and its Sectors”