We are pleased to launch our global Call for Evidence (CfE) as part of our Regional Studies Association Policy Expo.
About this ‘Policy Expo’
Throughout the world, technological advances and regulatory changes enabling the development of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C/AVs) are presenting new challenges and opportunities for national, regional and local policy makers seeking to accommodate C/AVs within the built environment. Concerns around issues such as safety, urban design, and supporting infrastructure, alongside a long transitional period, further problematise this issue.
At the same time, efforts are being made to pursue policies aimed at decarbonising cities, promoting public health and liveability, balancing economic growth and social inclusion, and increasing levels of walking and cycling. This introduces further potential tensions in the policy and infrastructure landscape of cities. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated these challenges as policy makers seek to accommodate social distancing requirements within transit systems and the built environment.
Call for Evidence
An important first step in the project is to gather insights from a range of stakeholders. We are interested in hearing from all individuals, policymakers, private sector, government organisations, NGOs, or pressure groups who may have evidence relating to the questions this Policy Expo is concerned with. We invite both short form submissions (submitted via this online form) where stakeholders can respond directly to specific questions if they wish, or longer responses to the Call submitted directly to the team.
The full Call for Evidence can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/3amL0Xd. This outlines the questions we are hoping to address, detailed information o how you can submit your evidence, and further information on the Policy Expo. Please circulate this to anyone you feel would be interested in engaging with the work.
The Call will close on the 30 April 2021.
More information on the Policy Expo can be found at www.policyexpo.net. The project team is comprised of colleagues from Sheffield Hallam University, UK; Arup, UK; and the University of Oregon, US.
RSA Policy Expo Grant Scheme
In 2021, applications are invited on the following themes:
- Pandemics: Regional Resilience and Regional Policy Responses
- Social Innovation, Foundational Sectors and the Regional Economy
- The Future of Work, the Gig Economy, and Inclusive Growth
The submission deadline for the detailed application is 20th April 2021.
More information available at https://www.regionalstudies.org/funding/policy-expo-grant-scheme/