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The Hidden Dimensions of Inclusive Growth - Graduate Led Interdisciplinary Research Workshop

Nottingham Civic Exchange

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Hidden Dimensions of Inclusive Growth is a staff/graduate interdisciplinary research project running for 5 weeks in the summer of 2018. In partnership with D2N2, The Renewal Trust and Double T this project explores key local issues and connects them to contemporary policy ideas.

  • From: Monday 23 July 2018, 3 pm
  • To: Monday 23 July 2018, 5 pm
  • Location: 2702, Room 2702, Chaucer Building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Monday 23 July 2018, 1.00 pm
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Event details

We are hosting a workshop to preview and discuss some very important findings from a project led by 4 of our final year students/graduates supported by members of our academic team across the departments of Sociology, Architecture and Economics, alongside the Nottingham Civic Exchange.  ‘Inclusive Growth’ is an area of huge contemporary interest, following the Royal Society’s (RSA’s) Inclusive Growth Commission (an Evidence Hearing for which took place in Nottingham in November 2016) and the Civic Exchange, Nottingham Business School and the RSA’s October 2017 report for the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership ‘The Case for Inclusive Growth’ - but there is still little consensus on what the concept of inclusive growth entails, how to measure it, and – most importantly – how to connect this to people and communities’ everyday lived experience.

This is the focus of our project, which combines an economic interest in critically assessing the fitness for purpose of existing headline measures (e.g. GDP and employment), a sociological interest in lived experience, community resilience and precariousness, and an architectural interest in the built environment and how this affects our experiences and perceptions of ‘growth’ and ‘change’.

The students have already summarised their initial findings in a blog for the NTU and Civic Exchange website, which examines how some of the existing measures of growth – particularly output, income and employment – represent Nottingham and the wider D2N2 area, and how this may or may not capture the experiences of diverse communities within the area, and what can be observed from this in terms of the built environment:


  • Arrival, refreshments and introductions
  • Defining different understandings of ‘inclusive growth’
  • Presentation of findings from Graduate researchers
  • Preliminary questions for delegates to the students
  • Panel discussion

Booking information

This event is free to attend. Please book your place using the registration button at the top of this page.

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Location details


Room 2702
Chaucer Building
Nottingham Trent University, City Campus

Past event

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