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

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 … Continue reading “Bricks, Concrete and Steel – A look at Birmingham’s future commercial and residential property and local infrastructure development”

Research into encountering difference in the workplace

While much attention has been paid to negative experiences of minorities in the workplace, it also has the potential to be an important site of prejudice reduction. Research into this by City REDI’s Catherine Harris and Gill Valentine demonstrates that workplaces can promote meaningful encounters. The growth (and competitiveness) of the global labour market has meant … Continue reading “Research into encountering difference in the workplace”

Forecasting Brexit: What are the experts saying and what can we learn from it?

Rebecca Riley is Administrative Director of City-REDI and has managed over 200 projects across all local government policy areas with a focus, amongst other things, on forecasting. In this post Rebecca outlines what the professional forecasters are making of the impacts of Brexit, and how the experience of the EU referendum can inform the process … Continue reading “Forecasting Brexit: What are the experts saying and what can we learn from it?”

Meet Max Nathan – Senior Birmingham Fellow at City REDI

Hello, I’m Max Nathan. I’m a City-REDI affiliate, and aSenior Birmingham Fellow in Regional Economic Development, based in the Business School. I’m also a Deputy Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. I’m an economic geographer who uses a lot of economics. Some of my projects involve crunching numbers; other are based on … Continue reading “Meet Max Nathan – Senior Birmingham Fellow at City REDI”

Meet Dr Catherine Harris, Senior Research Fellow with City REDI

Meet Dr Catherine Harris, Senior Research Fellow at City-REDI, and learn more about her role and responsibilities at the centre. After graduating from the University of Oxford in 2005 with a MA (Hons) in Geography, I spent several happy years at the University of Birmingham. I studied for my Masters degree in Political Science, followed by a … Continue reading “Meet Dr Catherine Harris, Senior Research Fellow with City REDI”

From the Northern Powerhouse to the Midlands Engine: New role, new opportunities @CityREDI

Meet Rebecca Riley, Administrative Director of City-REDI, and learn more about her role and ambitions for the newest research centre at Birmingham Business School. I have lived and worked in cities all my life, born and bred in Manchester (or Bolton if I am being specific), studied in Liverpool, and worked in Glasgow and London; … Continue reading “From the Northern Powerhouse to the Midlands Engine: New role, new opportunities @CityREDI”