Data from the producer perspective: Two days with the ONS

City-REDI’s Tasos Kitsos is back from attending the International Economic Statistics Conference hosted by ONS. Here he provides a round-up of his experience. These are some of my favourite ingredients for a conference; A line-up of great speakers, An audience full of interesting people, A great balance between talking, debating, questioning and breaking up for … Continue reading “Data from the producer perspective: Two days with the ONS”

AnalystFEST Event

The City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI), University of Birmingham, is delighted to host their free event ‘AnalystFEST’ on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 9.00am-3.00pm, at the University of Birmingham. This event aims to bring together policy and academic researchers in the West Midlands and make links to national researchers, to celebrate the use of evidence. With the aim … Continue reading “AnalystFEST Event”

Urban Living Birmingham: Challenges facing the City

The Urban Living Birmingham (ULB) Consortium brings together the expertise of four universities (University of Birmingham, Birmingham City, Aston and Warwick); working in partnership with public, private and third sector agencies. ULB is funded by RCUK via the Urban Living Partnership initiative and Innovate UK. There are over 40 project partners or stakeholders working with … Continue reading “Urban Living Birmingham: Challenges facing the City”

USE-IT!: Unlocking Social and Economic Innovation Together

Here @CityREDI in collaboration with CURS we are pleased to announce our successful bid for EU Urban Innovative Actions funding as part of a consortium led by Birmingham City Council. This is a great win for Birmingham and the University, being one of only 18 projects awarded approval out of over 350 applications. Other winners include Barcelona, … Continue reading “USE-IT!: Unlocking Social and Economic Innovation Together”

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

City-REDI, in collaboration with KPMG, hosted their event ‘Bricks, Concrete and Steel – A look at Birmingham’s future commercial and residential property and local infrastructure development’ this month as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Sciences. The Dynamic Economic Impact Model (DEIM) is being developed by KPMG and City-REDI for the … Continue reading “Bricks, Concrete and Steel – A look at Birmingham’s future commercial and residential property and local infrastructure development”

Highlights from the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Annual Conference 2016

Following the launch of their annual report at the House of Lords in September 2016, Deans and directors from UK business schools were brought back together this week to host the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ largest ever Annual Conference. Here, City-REDI’s Prof. Simon Collinson – Director of City-REDI and Chair of the Chartered Association … Continue reading “Highlights from the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Annual Conference 2016”

Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and City REDI Birmingham Economic Review 2016 Launch Event

The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, in conjunction with City-REDI, launched their 2016 Economic Review of Birmingham on 1st November. Here City-REDI’s Catherine Harris provides a summary of the event. GBCC Chief Executive Paul Faulkner provided a welcome to the event which focussed on the three parts of the report. 1) The Structure and Geography … Continue reading “Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and City REDI Birmingham Economic Review 2016 Launch Event”

Business schools: delivering value to local and regional economies

The Chartered Association of Business Schools launched its national report – ‘Business schools: delivering value to local and regional economies’ – at the House of Lords in September. The report examines the far reaching contributions business schools make to local and regional economies. Here City-REDI shares some key reflections from the event. Lord Karan Bilimoria – … Continue reading “Business schools: delivering value to local and regional economies”

Devolution – it’s what we make of it: coins and piggy banks

Inside Government held their event – ‘The next steps for devolution: Delivering growth across the Midlands’ – in Birmingham on 19th October 2016. City-REDI’s Professor Simon Collinson was there chairing the event along with Tasos Kitsos who has shared his reflections from the day. A lot of very interesting speakers and a vibrant list of … Continue reading “Devolution – it’s what we make of it: coins and piggy banks”

Evidence in a post-experts world

Max Nathan is a City-REDI affiliate, and a Senior Birmingham Fellow in Regional Economic Development, based in the Business School. He is also a Deputy Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. Here he discusses what the What Works Centre has learnt so far in the three years they’ve been running. Two weeks ago … Continue reading “Evidence in a post-experts world”