City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – October 2020

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Media engagements
Events – presenting work/speaking engagements
  • George Bramley chaired the first online journal club for the UK Evaluation Society in which Cheryl Baldwin discussed her paper with club members on developmental evaluation.
  • Civic Universities and Inclusive Local Economic Recovery: How Can Universities Do Even More to Support Regions in Crisis? – Summary of the event
  • City-REDI held an online research symposium on the 21st October.
Reports / publications released
Local and Central Government
  • Professor John Goddard responded to the private launch on 27th October of the report from Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow,  to the Economic Commission for the Glasgow City Region entitled Looking Forward to the Future: the Glasgow City-Region Economy. Policy Scotland performs a similar role to City-REDI/WM REDI in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
  • George met with Essex County Council to discuss good practice in evaluation.
  • George Bramley attended the first meeting of the Dream team that acts as a forum to share good practice and learning in evaluation and appraisal within the West Midlands.
Awards/ Funding
Look ahead to the coming months…
  • George Bramley has been asked to provide a Vlog to be used during Evaluation Matters which is a series of lunchtime events being held between 23rd and 27th November.
  • George Bramley has agreed to chair a panel at the Midlands Evaluation Showcase which Professor Anne Green will also be panel member to be held on 5th November.

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