How Can Data Be Used to Reduce Homelessness?

Welcome to REDI-Updates. REDI-Updates is a bi-annual publication which will get behind the data and translate it into understandable terms. WM REDI staff and guest contributors will discuss various topics, with this first publication focusing on how inclusive growth can be a tool to tackle regional imbalances across the UK. In this article, Josh Swan discusses … Continue reading “How Can Data Be Used to Reduce Homelessness?”

How Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine the Global Economy: Part 1: The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is tipped as a game-changer; the biggest technological phenomenon since the invention of the World Wide Web. However, experts cannot agree on how things will be different, and especially when things will be different. The discussion on the future of A.I. is charged with excitement, but also fear. The tech entrepreneur Elon … Continue reading “How Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine the Global Economy: Part 1: The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence”

Capitalism and Its Impact on Global Living Standards

In a world where living standards have dramatically risen in the developed nations, technology and science are often credited with this outcome. Advancements in technology have created better farming techniques and increased food production. Medical science has eliminated disease and prolonged life through organ transplants, keyhole surgery and pacemakers. So how has capitalism impacted on … Continue reading “Capitalism and Its Impact on Global Living Standards”

How do the Internet and the Digital Realm Influence Political Discourse in the UK?

We all think we know the internet right? It’s a vast playground where the very good and the very bad can occur. It’s an environment where political debate, memes, and likes all form the cohesion of discourse online. Yet I would dare say we don’t know the real impact the internet is having today on … Continue reading “How do the Internet and the Digital Realm Influence Political Discourse in the UK?”

What is the State of Devolution Around the World?

Previous blogs in this devolution series have considered the political and economic benefits of devolving decision-making power, looked at the situation in England, with the new combined authorities and the office of the Mayor of London and the form devolution takes across in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The next blog in the series looks at … Continue reading “What is the State of Devolution Around the World?”

Meet Josh Swan, Policy and Data Analyst at City-REDI

Since joining the City-REDI Team in July 2019 I have explored many interesting concepts in economics, entrepreneurship and business. I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2015 with a degree in BA Political Economy where I looked into the main characteristics of the National and Global Economy. In particular, I enjoyed looking at how … Continue reading “Meet Josh Swan, Policy and Data Analyst at City-REDI”