Social sciences generate high quality research which is of great salience for policy development. Academics are well placed to directly engage with policy stakeholders to apply their research, advise on and support policy formation and program implementation.

Social sciences generate high quality research which is of great salience for policy development.  Academics are well placed to directly engage with policy stakeholders to apply their research, advise on and support policy formation and program implementation.

The Institute for Social Change lead a series of interactive knowledge exchange workshops to bring together academics, policy and program stakeholders to facilitate the exchange of ideas, expertise and research. 

Speakers confirmed for KET 3 – The Future of Cities were:

  • Dr Rowland Atkinson, Co-Director, Centre for URBan Research, University of York
  • Laurence Rockey, Head of Cities Policy Unit, Cabinet Office
  • David Morris, Deputy Director, Local Economic Growth and Regeneration Strategy, DCLG
  • Ben Rogers, Director, Centre for London
  • Professor Sir Alan Wilson, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London
  • Professor Rebecca Tunstall, Centre Director and Joseph Rowntree Professor, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York

For more information please see the draft agenda for KET 3 – The Future of Cities

The KET workshops aim to have a mix of academics and policy stakeholder attendees to help generate further understanding between the groups and develop networks and identify opportunities for onward collaboration.

KET Workshops

For details about individual workshops please follow the links below:

KET Workshop 1: Addressing the Knowledge Exchange Divide – Institute for Government, London, 26th September 2013

KET Workshop 3: Future of Cities – University of York, York, 30th September 2013

KET Workshop 4: Labour Markets, NIESR, London, 10th December 2013