Monthly Archives: March 2013
It is often hard to really assess the strategic direction of Birmingham as there is no one place where you can get an overview; no one overarching strategy with a hierarchy of strategies. This is a small attempt to piece together the strategic wrap around the City. It concentrates on the economic, environmental and spatial […]
2013 LIST IS NOW CLOSED This is a list of who people, including myself, think are important thinkers in Birmingham – as suggested on twitter. Just to clarify..I think they need to show their thinking via twitter …as well as through other media of course. To be included on the list they need to have […]
A wonderful exhibition at Birmingham’s Museum and Art Gallery. Further details here
Behind the scenes there is a lot of work going on on the new EU funding programmes in the UK from 2014. Two recent announcements are just the tip of the iceberg. Firstly they have announced how they intend the resources allocated to the UK to be shared out between Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and […]
The government (BIS/CLG) together with the ESRC has launched this call for teams to bid for a new research ‘What Works’ centre The idea is plainly to learn what mechanisms are better than others in driving forward economic growth at a local level. It details the characteristics the centre will have. It will be independent of […]
Lord Heseltine has just launched The Greater Birmingham Project: The Path to Local Growth. This is a quick review of the document. Lord Heseltine and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP are really seizing the day. The launch today is intended to feed into George Osborne’s budget setting agenda for later in the week; not that […]
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