From Boston with Ducklings! Interdependent Challenges and Urban Living and the Management of Complex Cities

In this blog, Professor John Bryson, City-REDI, discusses his recent visit to Boston, for the Association of American Geographers: On Saturday 8 April 2017, the Urban Living Birmingham project organised two sessions at the annual conference of the Association of American Geographers, Boston. The sessions explored the integrated and interdependent challenges that are facing cities this … Continue reading “From Boston with Ducklings! Interdependent Challenges and Urban Living and the Management of Complex Cities”

City REDI at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual meeting 2017

The American Association of Geographers Annual meeting 2017 was held from 5-9 April in Boston, USA. It featured over 6,900 presentations, posters and workshops by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. In attendance from City REDI, and giving papers and organising sessions, were Dr Catherine Harris and Professor John Bryson. Catherine’s paper contributed to a session … Continue reading “City REDI at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual meeting 2017”

Taxing Regional Economic Growth: Business Rates, Retail and Local Multipliers

By Prof. John Bryson, City-Region Economic Development Institute, University of Birmingham   The UK developed a centralised economy during the 1940s in response to a major crisis. The fall-out from World War II led to a period of shortage and restrictions on raw materials that were finally removed in 1954. The centralization of the British state that intensified … Continue reading “Taxing Regional Economic Growth: Business Rates, Retail and Local Multipliers”