The Changing Role of Universities During the COVID Crisis

On the 2nd June 2021, City-REDI held an external seminar featuring Dr Rhiannon Pugh from Lund University. The Changing Role of Universities During the COVID Crisis Abstract: I am currently undertaking qualitative research with various university staff about how the university’s role in regional development is changing in light of the Covid crisis. In particular, … Continue reading “The Changing Role of Universities During the COVID Crisis”

Space and Place in Predictive Models

On the 19th of May, City-REDI held a webinar featuring Dr Levi Wolf from the University of Bristol: Space and Place in Predictive Models Abstract Models are representations of reality. Generally, we all want models that are detailed “enough,” but also models that are easy to interpret and estimate. Sometimes, we get lucky: multilevel models … Continue reading “Space and Place in Predictive Models”

Cross Faculty Proximity and Academic Entrepreneurship: The Role of Business Schools

On the 5th of May 2021, City-REDI held an external seminar featuring Dr Michael Wyrwich from the University of Groningen. Cross Faculty Proximity and Academic Entrepreneurship: The Role of Business Schools Abstract: Over the past decades, entrepreneurial activity has started to be considered a third mission of higher education institutions. Our study examines the extent … Continue reading “Cross Faculty Proximity and Academic Entrepreneurship: The Role of Business Schools”

Socio-Political Consequences of Regional Economic Divergence in Britain: 1983-2018

On the 28th of April, City-REDI held an external seminar featuring Professor Stephen Fisher from Trinity College, University of Oxford – (with Martha Kirby and Eilidh Macfarlane). Socio-political consequences of regional economic divergence in Britain: 1983-2018 Abstract: Regions and nations of Britain have become still more economically divided in recent decades. This is sometimes supposed … Continue reading “Socio-Political Consequences of Regional Economic Divergence in Britain: 1983-2018”

The Contribution of Universities to Inclusive Regional Growth

On the 18th – 20th of May, the Civic Universities Network will be holding its inaugural annual conference. Professor Simon Collinson will be hosting a conference panel session at the event looking at the contribution of universities to inclusive growth. In this blog, Professor Collinson outlines some of the challenges of evaluating and enhancing this … Continue reading “The Contribution of Universities to Inclusive Regional Growth”

Active Labour Market Policy in a Post-Covid UK: Moving Beyond a ‘Work First’ Approach

On the 21st of April, City-REDI in conjunction with the Social Policy Association’s Employment Policy in Context policy group presented a webinar featuring Dr Katy Jones from the Centre for Decent Work and Productivity at Manchester Metropolitan University. The seminar, which explored “Active labour market policy in a post-Covid UK: Moving Beyond a ‘Work First’ … Continue reading “Active Labour Market Policy in a Post-Covid UK: Moving Beyond a ‘Work First’ Approach”

Intergenerational Income Mobility in the UK

On the 24th of March, City-REDI held its third external seminar featuring Dr Bertha Rohenkohl from the University of Sheffield. Intergenerational Income Mobility in the UK: New evidence using the BHPS and Understanding Society Abstract: Using a new dataset combining the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) and Understanding Society (UKHLS), this paper examines the degree … Continue reading “Intergenerational Income Mobility in the UK”

Event: Harnessing the Potential of Createch in the West Midlands – 22nd April 2021, 13:00 – 14:20

Creative industries can be a catalyst of innovation across all sectors, enabling transformative new products and services which can drive regional economic growth, wellbeing and quality of life. In particular, the integration of technology and creative industries (‘Createch’) can satisfy consumer demands and solve societal challenges. Perhaps harnessing virtual production, VR or AR and theatre … Continue reading “Event: Harnessing the Potential of Createch in the West Midlands – 22nd April 2021, 13:00 – 14:20”

Treasury Green Book Roadshow – Presentations and Video From the Event

On the 9th of March 2021, WM REDI and the West Midlands Combined Authority hosted the Treasury Green Book Roadshow. The roadshow was the first step to developing a network of empowered, knowledgeable people to improve business case development in the region. Evidencing, exploring and choosing the right options to fix an issue, aiming for … Continue reading “Treasury Green Book Roadshow – Presentations and Video From the Event”

Unusual Suspects: The Role of Municipalities in Catalysing Innovation

On the 10th of March, City-REDI held its second external seminar series of 2021 featuring Professor Kevin Morgan from the University of Cardiff. The seminar “Unusual Suspects: The Role of Municipalities in Catalysing Innovation” focuses on research Professor Morgan is undertaking with colleagues from the Centre for Innovation Policy Research at Cardiff University. Abstract: This … Continue reading “Unusual Suspects: The Role of Municipalities in Catalysing Innovation”