Improved techniques for gathering and structuring data about local areas has enhanced the usefulness of the census and enabled better use of population data.
Local government organisations in Scotland are using the Spatial Information Service's Spatial Hub to share and unlock the potential of local government data.
Understanding geographical disparities and inequality in public health can help direct regeneration efforts in post-industrial areas.
Geographers led the impact study assessing environmental, socio-cultural and economic effects of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Presentations and information from our knowledge exchange event on calculating journey times.
Geographical research aimed to improve the lives of the lesbian, gay and bisexual communities in Brighton.
Sefton Council combined council data and Cadcorp web mapping software to create an interactive online portal
The National Audit Office modelled journey times to jobcentre locations, providing a tool for estate management
Research by geographers into household water insecurity is improving understanding and helping mitigate water insecurity, and developing flexible research tools for global use.
Geographical research on refugee children’s experiences of the asylum process has contributed to improved decision making and welfare outcomes.
A better understanding of workers’ rights in post-Brexit trade deals improves trade policies.
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.
Geographical research changed government policy and popular understanding of the importance of common land and green space in local communities.
South Ayrshire Council is using interactive maps to make information about local issues more accessible, meaningful and engaging.
The unique reference number given to every property in Great Britain is linking public health data with local services, to build a clear picture of residents’ health and wellbeing in Kent.
Conwy Borough Council is using Unique Street Reference Numbers (USRN) to keep its asset management system up to date and help public services run more efficiently.
Modelling and forecasting patterns of demographic change helps regions to prepare for the impacts of national policy changes.
Scotland’s Spatial Information Service is working with the private, public, professional and educational sectors to inspire young people to embrace opportunities in geospatial information.
A better understanding of urban deprivation has helped central government and local authorities target spending to areas in most need.
Improving understanding of UK internal migration informs policy responses to local demographic change.
A policy briefing exploring geographical perspectives on water policy in the UK
A briefing paper exploring the geographical research and evidence relating to the impact of migration on the economy and society of the UK.
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
CURDS and the Society convened policymakers, officials and researchers to discuss the May 2017 election of metro mayors.
In this event, contributors discussed the geography and impacts of the economic downturn on health and the challenges of long-term worklessness
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