City-REDI Weekly Update – 9th April 2020

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The Long-Term Impact of Homeworking Arising From the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

The Coronavirus crisis has caused a large-scale switch to homeworking for businesses. In this blog, Dr Chloe Billing discusses some of the long-term impacts homeworking might have for individuals, businesses, the environment and the economy.

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Identifying Exposure: What Do the IFS Estimates on the Coronavirus Sector Shutdown Mean for the West Midlands?

On April 6th 2020, the Institute for Fiscal Studies published a briefing note about which workers are most exposed to the COVID-19 lockdown. In this blog, Dr Tasos Kitsos looks at the relevant figures for a range of sub-national areas focussing on West Midlands Combined Authority and constituent LEPs and Local Authorities.

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The Role of Civic Universities in the Coronavirus Crisis and Beyond

In this blog, Professor John Goddard discusses the role Universities can have during and after the Coronavirus crisis at an institutional level. As well as having a focus on biomedical science and teaching, social sciences and humanities can play a role in advising universities and their local communities on rebuilding after the crisis.

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Local Resilience and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Economic Crisis

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.

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