Birmingham and the Index of Multiple Deprivation

In the latest article from the Birmingham Economic Review, Magda Cepeda Zorrilla discusses how the Index of Multiple Deprivation shows that more than 60% of Birmingham’s population lives in the lowest levels of deprivation. This article was written for the Birmingham Economic Review. The review is produced by City-REDI / WMREDI, the University of Birmingham … Continue reading “Birmingham and the Index of Multiple Deprivation”

Money Talks – Reassessing Transport Priorities Following HS2

Magda Cepeda-Zorrilla and Donald Houston discuss how transport priorities have changed following HS2. They argue that buses are good value for taxpayers, important to those who do not have any other form of transport and can foster inclusive economic growth. In England, public support for bus operators and users totalled £3.1 billion in 2021-22 – … Continue reading “Money Talks – Reassessing Transport Priorities Following HS2”

The 15-Minute City: Good Urban Planning or an Attack on Personal Freedoms?

At the recent Conservative Party Conference, the 15-minute city was highlighted as an attack on personal freedom. In this blog, Magda Cepeda-Zorrilla looks at what a 15-minute city is, gives examples of where it’s been implemented and whether it might restrict people’s freedom. The Department for Transport (DfT) recently released the Plan for Drivers document, … Continue reading “The 15-Minute City: Good Urban Planning or an Attack on Personal Freedoms?”

Are E-Scooters a Solution or a Hazard?

Dr Magda Cepeda-Zorrilla discusses the return of e-scooters to Birmingham. Can they help to replace short vehicle trips? Or are they a danger to pedestians and other road users? This blog was first posted on the Birmingham Business School blog. In this blog, I write about the return of e-scooters to Birmingham with a new … Continue reading “Are E-Scooters a Solution or a Hazard?”

Is the UK Ready to Expand Ultra-Low Emission Zones (ULEZ)?

Dr Magda Cepeda Zorrilla looks at Ultra-Low Emission Zones (ULEZ). What are the positives and negatives of ULEZ and what preparations do we need to make before we implement new zones? To combat air pollution and encourage environmentally friendly travel options, the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was introduced in April 2019. All roads … Continue reading “Is the UK Ready to Expand Ultra-Low Emission Zones (ULEZ)?”