Archives: Reports

Cultural recovery evidence review

This report from UK think tank City-REDI brings together academic and policy literature relevant to the theme of cultural recovery. This report by James Davies, City-REDI, University of Birmingham and Abigail Gilmore, Arts Management and Cultural Policy, University of Manchester brings together academic and policy literature relevant to the theme of cultural recovery, drawing on...

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A review of the economic and social value produced through funding PhD students

This report from UK think tank City-REDI highlights the significant returns for individuals, the Exchequer and university-industry collaborations. This report produced by City-REDI for the National Civic Impact Accelerator explores the extensive impacts of PhD study, from enhancing university operations to spillover benefits for society, industry, and personal development. It emphasises the civic role of...

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Investing in regional equality: four English examples

This report from UK think tank City-REDI looks at how cities could successfully overcome significant social and economic inequalities. Some international cities have innovated to successfully overcome significant social and economic inequalities in recent years. This report, written in partnership with The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), aims understand whether English local...

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The Birmingham Economic Review 2023

This report from UK think tank City-REDI is a collaborative project with City-REDI, The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and stakeholders across Birmingham. The Birmingham Economic Review (BER) is produced by City-REDI / WMREDI, University of Birmingham and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. It is an in-depth exploration of the economy of England’s second...

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Cost-of-living crisis – REDI updates

This report from UK think tank City-REDI looks at the impact of the crisis and the supply-side failures driving it. This report investigates what factors are contributing to the cost-of-living crisis and the impact it is having on households, businesses, public services and the third sector. The report also looks at how the crisis in...

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STEM assets in the West Midlands innovation landscape: STEAMhouse

This policy briefing from UK think tank City-REDI looks at improving economic performance and social inequality in the West Midlands. A policy briefing on the STEAMhouse, a Birmingham City University (BCU) asset. The briefing explores its contribution to improving economic performance and social inequality in the West Midlands.

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Pride in place

This policy briefing by UK think tank City-REDI looks at the potential role of universities in levelling up. This policy briefing explores the role universities could play in contributing to one of the UK Government’s key levelling-up objectives, Pride in Place.

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