Good Jobs in the Midlands After COVID

Tony Dobbins and Anne Green outline some of the key points discussed at a recent event looking at good work in the Midlands. Speakers at a joint Work Inclusivity Research Centre (WIRC) and City-REDI webinar on June 24th 2021 debated research and policy ideas in support of good work in the English Midlands. Comparisons were … Continue reading “Good Jobs in the Midlands After COVID”

The City-REDI REsearch SYmposium (CRRESY)

  In mid-May, City-REDI hosted its biannual research symposium. The online event has seen a range of presentations from City-REDI researchers showcasing some of the diversity of research in the Institute. Below is the programme of presentations, accompanied by the abstracts. Readers are encouraged to contact the presenters for more information on their research. CRRESY … Continue reading “The City-REDI REsearch SYmposium (CRRESY)”

Event: Launch of the State of the Region 2021 – 4th August 2021, 14:00 – 15:30

This year we are launching the fifth annual review of the State of the Region 2021 looking at how the region has fared in the last 12 months. We are launching the report and the West Midlands Data Lab and highlighting some of the research and data which has been ongoing over the last 12 … Continue reading “Event: Launch of the State of the Region 2021 – 4th August 2021, 14:00 – 15:30”

Local Newspaper Reporting and Support for the Radical Right

On the 16th of June, City-REDI held a webinar featuring Beatriz Jambrina-Canseco from the International Inequalities Institute, LSE. The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Local Newspaper Reporting and Support for the Radical Right Abstract: Rising support for the radical right has become a hallmark of the current political landscape. As to the reasons driving voting decisions, … Continue reading “Local Newspaper Reporting and Support for the Radical Right”

The Changing Role of Universities During the COVID Crisis

On the 2nd of 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 … Continue reading “The Changing Role of Universities During the COVID Crisis”

Harnessing the Potential of Createch in the West Midlands

In this blog, Tasos Kitsos summarises the WMREDI/PEC event held virtually at the end of April. A recording of the event is available here. Special thanks are owed to the WMREDI staff Stuart Mitchell and Matthew Patterson for providing support for the event as well as of course to our guest speakers. In recent years, … Continue reading “Harnessing the Potential of Createch in the West Midlands”

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”