City Evolutions Research Workshops

We will be hosting workshops around the country as part of a major ESRC-funded research programme

Event starts at 2pm on 23 March 2017 and ends on 1 June 2017 at Tees Valley, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol & Peterborough

We are working with the University of Cambridge, University of Southampton, Aston University, Newcastle University, and Cambridge Econometrics on an ESRC-funded project looking at how 85 cities and towns have changed since 1971. To support the work, we will be hosting several workshops to dig deeper into the economic and policy histories of five cities. These cities together represent common themes and histories identified in the research.

The workshops will provide an in-depth exploration of the role of institutional arrangements and policy initiatives in dealing with economic change over the past 5 decades. They will be held in Tees Valley, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol and Peterborough.

Each workshop will present the main findings for the area and explore what the role of institutions and policy has been in dealing with economic change. The discussions will then addres questions such as:

  • What have been the main institutional arrangements and policy initiatives with regard to the economic development of the area since the 1970s?
  • What role have these arrangements and initiatives played in shaping the economic evolution the area?
  • Are there more general lessons concerning institutions and policy for cities coping with and adapting to economic change?

You can find more information about the research programme, read working papers and get details of the workshops on the City Evolutions website.