Bricks, Concrete and Steel – A look at Birmingham’s future commercial and residential property and local infrastructure development

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City-REDI is delighted to invite you to Bricks, Concrete and Steel – A look at Birmingham’s future commercial and residential property and local infrastructure development, as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Science, hosted at the University of Birmingham.

Running from 08:00am-11:00am on Thursday 10 November 2016, at KPMG Snow Hill (1 Snowhill, Snowhill Queensway, B4 6GH), this ESRC Festival of Social Science workshop will bring together developers and policy-makers from across the city.

Housing and availability of quality commercial land is a key condition for growth and City-REDI’s work has demonstrated that the area faces considerable constraints.

Discussions with policy-makers such as the City Council, Local Enterprise Partnership and West Midlands Combined Authority, and the analysis currently provided through the City-REDI partnership with KPMG, highlighted the local region’s development challenges and key issues emerging from the public debate and academic research are a lack of housing to attract the employment base needed to achieve growth forecasts and the associated infrastructures.

This workshop, led by Professor John R. Bryson (City-REDI, University of Birmingham) and Mike Froom (KPMG), aims to test and explore research findings, test scenarios and identify potential solutions/recommendations regarding development challenges facing Birmingham and the wider region.

This event is free to attend, though we request that you register your attendance here.

To find out more about the ESRC Festival of Social Science at Birmingham, please visit our website: www.birmingham.ac.uk/esrc-festival-2016.

If you have any questions, please contact the College of Social Sciences Communications team at coss-communications@contacts.bham.ac.uk or +44(0)121 414 3347.

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