Working beyond the border

A better understanding of workers’ rights in post-Brexit trade deals improves trade policies.

Reducing the human misery and financial cost of future floods

Geographical evidence on more cost-efficient approaches to flood management shows us how to reduce the human misery and financial cost of future flooding.

Count Me In Too: LGBT community experiences in Brighton

Geographical research aimed to improve the lives of the lesbian, gay and bisexual communities in Brighton.

Understanding and addressing fire, degradation and carbon emissions in Indonesia’s peatlands

Geographical research has highlighted and quantified the significant carbon emissions associated with fire, drainage and plantations in tropical peatlands, influencing policy, monitoring and rehabilitation worldwide.

Intelligent highway management: How spending on local roads and footpaths is decided

Manchester City Council worked with Gaist to ensure it had the right data to secure additional investment for maintaining its highways network to support the city’s growth ambitions.

New perspectives on historical accounts of exploration

A major public exhibition highlighted the involvement of local guides and communities in three centuries of Western exploration.

Assessing the impact of the London 2012 Olympics

Geographers led the impact study assessing environmental, socio-cultural and economic effects of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Mapping the value of nature

The Co$ting Nature policy support tool helps to map the relative value provided to humanity by protected areas and other ecosystems.

Consumption controversies: alcohol policies in the UK

This briefing paper addresses 10 controversies, evaluating popular notions around health risks, geographies of alcohol consumption, and norms or cultures around drinking.

Small area data: Looking towards a 2021 census

This 2014 collection of short case studies demonstrates the value of small area census data, and advocates for retaining the method in the the 2021 Census

Metro mayors: RGS-IBG with CURDS

CURDS and the Society convened policymakers, officials and researchers to discuss the May 2017 election of metro mayors.

The future of small area population statistics

This event drew together experts to understand key issues in small area population data and promote informed responses to the ONS consultation on the census and the future provision of population statistics in England and Wales