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In this blog, Dr Tasos Kitsos discusses the economic impact Coronavirus will have on the West Midlands by reflecting on the 2008 economic crash whilst considering the factors at play during this crisis. From past experience, we know that the economic crisis will not be the same across places. Different characteristics will exacerbate or mitigate the crash making local resilience a key determinant of the degree of the impact across different localities.
With the Coronavirus pandemic forcing people to stay at home, we’ve decided to start a virtual book club. Throughout the lockdown, different members of our team will recommend and review a book for you to get stuck into. In the first edition of our book club, Dr Abigail Taylor is recommending “The Wealth and Poverty of Cities: Why Nations Matter” by Professor Mario Polèse.
Birmingham continues its urban renaissance with major regeneration projects visually transforming the city – but does this benefit all its inhabitants? Read the latest blog from City-REDI Associate Liam O’Farrell.
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