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Pandemics, Cities, Regions & Industry

The RSA is committed to supporting the global community in researching and disseminating evidence about how regions, cities and industry are dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus, including ongoing research, publications and research ideas about regional responses to the current crises.

Research and Publications

National Risk Register (2016), Cabinet Office

COVID-19 Community Mobility Report (UK), Google

Research pinpoints which Australian cities take biggest
economic blow from COVID-19, Beer et al, Adelaide, Newcastle, Washington DC

Local Resilience and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Economic Crisis, Tasos Kitsos, Birmingham City REDI blog

Contagion: The Economic and Social Impacts of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on the West Midlands, Simon Collinson, Birmingham City REDI blog

Free COVID-19 research resources from Taylor and Francis

Coronavirus and the UK economy: Why this pandemic needs a bolder macroeconomic response – Blog by Josh Ryan Collins

Thinking Corona measures with Foucault, Hannah et al, University of Bayreuth

Travel, Tourism & Hospitality in a COVID-19 World, A TRINET-Based Initiative

Wakefield Council (UK) Policy Alert: Corona – update Monday 6th April

Tourism, Degrowth, and the COVID-19 Crisis, Fletcher et al

Coronavirus: Why the UK needs a basic income for all workers, de Ruyter & Hearne

Social distancing measures following COVID-19 epidemics had positive environmental consequences – working paper. Malpede, Percoco & Bosetti

COVID-19 – a guide for rural and remote communities. Rural and Remote Medical Services Ltd.

Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand by Ferguson et al

Review of Ferguson et al “Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions…” Shen et al

Small shop survival – The financial response to a global financial crisis. Arrieta-Paredesa et al

Regional Transport – a supply chain mapping exercise and Brexit exposure check of automotive, aerospace and rail value dependency in the WMCA region. de Ruyter et al

Will Covid-19 be the end of the global citizen? Igor Calzada

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