City Evolutions Workshops

Join us in Bristol and Birmingham as we explore their histories as part of our ESRC funded City Evolutions project

Event starts at 10am on 13 June 2017 and ends on 21 June 2017 at Birmingham and Bristol

As part of the City Evolutions research in partnership with several leading UK universities, we are hosting workshops at five cities to enable an in-depth exploration of the role of institutional arrangements and policy initiatives in dealing with economic change over the past 5 decades. We have already hosted roundtables in the Tees Valley and Glasgow. A workshop in Peterborough will be organised in the next few months.

The workshops will each present the main findings of the data analysis for Bristol and Birmingham so far, and explore what the role of institutions and policy has been in dealing with economic change. The discussion will then address the following questions:

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

The Birmingham workshop will take place on 13 June from 10am in Birmingham city centre

The Bristol workshop will take place on 21 June from 10am in Bristol city centre.

If you are interested in attending either event, or want to find out more about the project, please contact Rita Beden on