Developing household-scale metrics to tackle water insecurity

Research by geographers into household water insecurity is improving understanding and helping mitigate water insecurity, and developing flexible research tools for global use.

Working beyond the border

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

Spatial Hub: Turning local government data into self-sustaining assets

Local government organisations in Scotland are using the Spatial Information Service's Spatial Hub to share and unlock the potential of local government data.

Tackling health inequality in former coalfield communities

Understanding geographical disparities and inequality in public health can help direct regeneration efforts in post-industrial areas.

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.

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.

Protecting access to allotments

Geographical research changed government policy and popular understanding of the importance of common land and green space in local communities.

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.

South Ayrshire Council uses Story Maps to boost engagement

South Ayrshire Council is using interactive maps to make information about local issues more accessible, meaningful and engaging.

Access to local services that keep me healthy, safe and well

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.

Using unique property references for effective asset management in Conwy

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.

Improving planning for an ageing population

Modelling and forecasting patterns of demographic change helps regions to prepare for the impacts of national policy changes.

Bridging the skills gap to inspire the geospatial experts of the future

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.

Understanding household movements between deprived areas to better target regeneration

A better understanding of urban deprivation has helped central government and local authorities target spending to areas in most need.

UK Migration Controversies: a simple guide

A briefing paper exploring the geographical research and evidence relating to the impact of migration on the economy and society of the UK.

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.

What keeps the UK healthy? Geographical perspectives on work and worklessness

In this event, contributors discussed the geography and impacts of the economic downturn on health and the challenges of long-term worklessness

Navigating the perfect storm: international dimensions

This event explored the international challenge of food, water and energy security in the run up to the United Nations Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development

Europe's Migration Crisis?

This event explored questions around how the UK may adjust to high net migration and ensure the best possible outcomes for the UK’s economy, society and for migrants

Cities, growth and rebalancing the UK economy

the 21st Century Challenges programme of events (2015-2017) aimed to engage people with some of the biggest issues and key challenges facing the UK.