City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – February 2021

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Events – presenting work / speaking engagements / meetings
  • On the 4th of February, Professor Anne Green gave a presentation on ‘Labour markets, labour policies and skills development’, at the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab & Productivity Insights Network meeting on ‘Spatial productivity in the post-COVID-19 world’.
  • On the 10th of February, Dr Chloe Billing presented the findings from her West Midlands Space Cluster Project to the GBSLEP Modern Services Board.
  • On the 11th February, Rebecca Riley was a speaker at a Centre for Cities event called “Devolution, Data & Levelling-Up”.
  • On the 24th of February, City-REDI held the first City-REDI seminar of the year with Professor Simona Iammarino, from the LSE.
  • On the 25th of February, Professor Simon Collinson represented the University of Birmingham at a meeting with the new Director-General of the CBI, Tony Danker, focused on recovery and growth post-covid. Professor Collinson presented the work of City-REDI in supporting the Mayor’s Covid-19 Economic Impact Group and the wider contributions to regional growth from the University.
  • On the 26th of February, Ben Brittain was a speaker at an event at the University of Liverpool called – ‘Mental Health Policy in Higher Education’.
  • On the 26th of February, Dr Chloe Billing hosted the 3rd West Midlands Space Leadership Group meeting.
Reports / publications released
Local and Central Government
Awards/ Funding
  • Professor John Goddard and Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles will be leading a project for eUniwell looking at how university interface activities can enhance the impact of research on wellbeing.
Look ahead to the coming months…
  • On the 9th of March, WM REDI and the WCMA will be holding the Treasury Green Book Roadshow.
  • City-REDI external seminar series running from the 24th February – 16th June (every two weeks).

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