Large-Scale Sustainable Development in the Birmingham City-Region

Kelvin Humphreys looks at green growth in the city-region exemplified through major investment in clean energy, vehicle electrification, mixed-use development and sustainable transport infrastructure. This blog post was produced for inclusion in the Birmingham Economic Review for 2022.  The annual Birmingham Economic Review is produced by the University of Birmingham’s City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham … Continue reading “Large-Scale Sustainable Development in the Birmingham City-Region”

Birmingham’s Green Economy and the Response to Climate Change

Kuran Singh discusses Birmingham’s Green Economy and how the low-carbon sector is continuing to grow to make positive change. This blog post was produced for inclusion in the Birmingham Economic Review for 2022.  The annual Birmingham Economic Review is produced by the University of Birmingham’s City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. It is … Continue reading “Birmingham’s Green Economy and the Response to Climate Change”

Social Impacts and Legacies of Major Sporting Events

Dr Shushu Chen discusses whether major sporting events can bring lasting social impacts and legacies to regions that host them. This blog post was produced for inclusion in the Birmingham Economic Review for 2022.  The annual Birmingham Economic Review is produced by the University of Birmingham’s City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. It … Continue reading “Social Impacts and Legacies of Major Sporting Events”

Digging Digbeth: The Relocation of BBC Midlands and the Seeds of Recovery

Dr James Davies examines the role the Creative Industries can play in helping areas to recover economically, like Digbeth in Birmingham, which continues to grow as a creative hub. This blog post was produced for inclusion in the Birmingham Economic Review for 2022.  The annual Birmingham Economic Review is produced by the University of Birmingham’s … Continue reading “Digging Digbeth: The Relocation of BBC Midlands and the Seeds of Recovery”

Technological Innovation and Disruption in Birmingham

Reen Blake-Carr reviews the risks and opportunities of technological disruptions in the manufacturing sector in Birmingham. This blog post was produced for inclusion in the Birmingham Economic Review for 2022.  The annual Birmingham Economic Review is produced by the University of Birmingham’s City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. It is an in-depth exploration … Continue reading “Technological Innovation and Disruption in Birmingham”

Birmingham’s Response to Tackling Climate Change

Rafique Annum looks at Birmingham’s response to Climate Change, before and after the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). This blog post was produced for inclusion in the Birmingham Economic Review for 2022. The annual Birmingham Economic Review is produced by the University of Birmingham’s City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. It … Continue reading “Birmingham’s Response to Tackling Climate Change”

Young People, Employment and Wellbeing

Paul Vallance discusses the impact of Covid-19 on the well-being of young people in Birmingham, which affected their mental health, education and employment opportunities. This blog post was produced for inclusion in the Birmingham Economic Review for 2022.  The annual Birmingham Economic Review is produced by the University of Birmingham’s City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham … Continue reading “Young People, Employment and Wellbeing”

Birmingham: Future Prospects – Short Term Pain, Long Term Potential

With the release of more economic data on the period impacted by the pandemic, Rebecca Riley looks at the forecasts being built from this data, and what they say about Birmingham. This blog post was produced for inclusion in the Birmingham Economic Review for 2022.  The annual Birmingham Economic Review is produced by the University … Continue reading “Birmingham: Future Prospects – Short Term Pain, Long Term Potential”

Birmingham Economic Review Data Dashboards

  City-REDI / WMREDI, University of Birmingham launches a new set of data dashboards to accompany the Birmingham Economic Review 2022. The dashboards provide data insights for Birmingham’s GVA, unemployment rate and CO2 emissions. The Birmingham Economic Review data dashboards are part of the WMREDI Data Lab. The Birmingham Economic Review is an in-depth exploration … Continue reading “Birmingham Economic Review Data Dashboards”

Birmingham’s Business Confidence: Boom or Bust?

Beth Clewes discusses the impact of Covid-19, Brexit, energy prices and inflation on business confidence in the region. This blog post was produced for inclusion in the Birmingham Economic Review for 2022. The annual Birmingham Economic Review is produced by City-REDI at the University of Birmingham and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. It is … Continue reading “Birmingham’s Business Confidence: Boom or Bust?”