Tag Archives: Economic Development

What I published in 2019

A bit late to the party, I know (can you still wish people a Happy New Year with a straight face on the 15th January?), but a surprisingly busy start to the year has meant I haven’t been able to … Continue reading

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New chapter on Institutional Mapping

One of the research methods I find the most interesting is Institutional Mapping. It’s a funny old thing: frequently used in consultancy but not in academia; as intensely useful as it is deeply subjective; and very poorly codified. It is … Continue reading

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Sustainable, intelligent transport?

A recent BBC article proclaimed, provocatively, that ‘…you have (probably) already bought your last car’. While based on a series of somewhat heroic leaps of faith about the rate of technological progress and the falling price of those technologies (particularly … Continue reading

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New challenges and thinking for spatial planning systems

Last week I participated in an ESPON Workshop, titled New challenges and thinking for spatial planning systems: Insights from ESPON projects. It was an opportunity to share some of the findings of the ReSSI project to European planners and other … Continue reading

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The ReSSI project, revisited

Here is something nice: a little piece I put together a few months ago about the ReSSI project has made it to the CBiS newsletter. Titled Good Practice for Local and Regonal Authorities to Better Collaborate for Sustainable, Inclusive and Smart … Continue reading

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Economies, and what to do with them

A while ago I was challenged to write a thought piece for Social Business, a relatively new but very interesting academic journal.  I decided to talk a bit about the failed promises of CSR, and what to do about them. … Continue reading

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Delivering sustainable and inclusive regional economic development

As mentioned last week, today (10th April 2018) the ReSSI team is delivering a workshop to discuss the findings and policy implications of the findings of the ReSSI project to stakeholders in the West Midlands. This includes Coventry City Council, … Continue reading

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