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.

Improving planning for an ageing population

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

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.

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.

UK Flood risk management: policy recommendations

This 2016 policy briefing offers recommendations for flood management policy in the UK across a variety of domains.

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

Seeking common ground?

The RGS-IBG 21st Century Challenges Policy Forum event on housing in London brought together stakeholders from housing, academia and government to build consensus around addressing London's housing challenges.

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.

Water Policy Seminars 2009-2012

Between 2009 - 2012, the Society organised seminars on water policy at Future Water , the annual conference of the All Party Parliamentary Water Group.