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New research projects awarded by Regional Studies Association and RTPI

Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones has been awarded £13,000 from the Regional Studies Association to fund his project “Putting Universities in their Place” – an evidence based approach to help universities and policy makers understand the role and contribution of higher education to local and regional development. This research project will work with partners in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia to develop new conceptual frameworks and models that further reflect the true impact of the economic, social and political factors. This project will begin in September 2018 and run for 18 months.

Professor Simin Davoudi and Dr Susannah Gunn will be working in partnership with Peter Brett Associates on the project “People and Place: a Spatial Framework for the North of England”. The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has awarded Professor Davoudi £3,000 to work alongside the team at Peter Brett Associates to explore strategic issues relating to people and place across the North and produce a robust framework which will enable the North of England to speak with a unified voice.

published on: 30 August 2018