Geographies of resilience, exclusion and opportunity
Much of our research concerns resilience, difference exclusion and opportunity from a variety of perspectives including health & wellbeing, education, crime, ethnicity and the economy.
Broadband Speed Equity
The availability and performance of broadband connectivity is becoming an increasingly important issue across much of the developed world as the prevalence of richer media services and growing populations have generated increasing demands on existing networks.
E-resilience of retail centres
The project assesses the extent to which retail centres have spatially differentiated vulnerability to the impacts of online consumption. The project is funded by ESRC and is conducted in partnership with the Local Data Company (LDC).
Access to healthy assets and hazards
AHAH (the index of ‘Access to Health Assets and Hazards’) is a new multi-dimensional index developed by the CDRC for Great Britain measuring how ‘healthy’ neighbourhoods are. It is based on: accessibility to retail outlets (fast food outlets, pubs, off-licences, tobacconists, gambling outlets), accessibility to health services (GPs, hospitals, pharmacies, dentists, leisure services), and the quality of the physical environment (green space, air pollution).
Spatial Labour mobility in transition economies
Spatial mobility is widely recognised as an integral component of national development. According to transition theory, as countries modernise and become globally connected, the intensity, forms and patterns of mobility evolve, reshaping activity networks and human settlement.