Impact: research, policy and practice
Geographical work has a significant impact: it generates economic benefit, influences government policy and delivery, and improves our overall quality of life.
The Society is running a new project to publish 'Research, Policy and Practice' case studies. These will showcase a selection of instances where geographical research or practice has had a significant impact, with demonstrable outcomes, for policy and for governments' work more generally.
Contact the Policy team for more information or to suggest examples of research and practice to feature in the series.
Making the Case (2010 - 2013)
The 'Research, Policy and Practice' series builds on a series of case-studies published by the Society between 2010 - 2013, demonstrating the impact made by geography and geographers. 'Making the Case' covered topics including: improving river quality; understanding migration; flood management; improving local health and communities and making roads safer.
Geography NOW (2008 - 2012)
'Geography NOW', an online series of articles published by the RGS-IBG between 2008 - 2012, highlighted examples of where geographers had either worked with, or had a direct influence upon, policy-makers. The articles spanned issues of environmental degradation, climate change, social cohesion and natural hazards, amongst other diverse topics.