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Using a safety app to protect women and girls on public transport

A safety app ‘SafeUP’ allows women and girls to plan and share their journeys on public transportation with real-time arrival information.
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What policies and practices are needed to support Levelling Up?

Three years since the phrase Levelling Up was first coined as the slogan to symbolise Boris Johnson’s plans to spread opportunity in left-behind parts of the country - What still needs to be done? As I write this article, the two candidates vying to replace him as Prime Minister have...
Advanced air mobility, rural communities

Advanced air mobility can connect rural communities and regions

Taking lessons from advanced air mobility in urban spaces and applying it to rural and regional communities in the levelling-up agenda.
academic breaks, disadvantaged backgrounds

People who take academic breaks less likely to continue studying

People who take academic breaks after high school are less likely to enrol in higher education – especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Underserved and poorer communities twice as likely to smoke

Underserved communities are at nearly double the risk of smoking dependency according to new research publishing in CANCER the peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society
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Levelling Up: Communities do not need to catch up, they need a new model

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development, says that communities need a new model for Levelling Up.
unemployment obesity rates

What social risk factors affect obesity rates?

Risk factors such as living alone, poverty, low level of education and unemployment have all been linked to increased rates of obesity
social origins

Deepening our understanding on the ways in which social origins shape our lives

Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Assistant professor and Scientific co-ordinator, University of Turku, explores how intergenerational social inequalities shape lives
rural mobility

‘30-minute rural community’ – The next steps in levelling up rural mobility

Giles Perkins, Head of Future Mobility at WSP, outlines and introduces a new report that highlights the opportunities to make rural communities more connected.
the digital divide

Universities bridging the digital divide through social mobility

Sean Lowry, Group Chief Technology Officer at Glide, explores the widening digital divide in the UK and how the end of lockdown will see increased social mobility, especially amongst young people who are applying for universities.
social distancing study, COVID-19

COVID-19: New study highlights the importance of social distancing

A new study shows travelling from the home is associated with significantly higher likelihood of contracting COVID-19, while strict social distancing prevents infection.
policing homelessness

Policing homelessness: The mental health of an isolated community

Researchers look at the public health impact of policing homelessness in the Colorado area.
powerful politicians, one young world

Five powerful politicians under the age of 35

One Young World names five of the world's most powerful politicians under the age of 35 as part of a non-partisan award to recognise good political work.
COVID-19 research, racial justice

COVID-19 research: Racial justice in UK policy-making will help economy

New COVID-19 research asks UK to protect BAME and migrant groups from the economic impact of the pandemic, as they will be hit hardest.
common goods, anthropocene era

The Anthropocene era: Rush for resources or preservation of common goods?

Professors Aurélien Acquier & Valentina Carbone, ESCP Business School, dissect the rush for resources versus preservation of common goods in the Anthropocene era.
school term

The consequences of a missed school term for social mobility

The closure of schools was a necessary choice in the public health interest, however, Murray Morrison, founder of Tassomai, argues that there are grave consequences of a missed school term for the social mobility of a generation of children.
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Getting citizen participation right in the European Union and China

Nikolaos Kontinakis, Acting Projects Director, EUROCITIES, shares his thoughts on getting citizen participation just right in the European Union and China.
smart ticketing

Smart ticketing and mobile payment: Mobility today and tomorrow

Anne Grünkorn, Managing Director at LogPay Mobility Services GmbH, tells us what we need to know about smart ticketing and mobile payment for public transport.
black swan theory, public administration

Black Swans in Public Administration: Rare Organisational Failure with Severe Consequences

A DFG-project run by Professor Wolfgang Seibel, University of Konstanz, Germany, called “Black Swans in Public Administration: Rare Organisational Failure with Severe Consequences” is explained here in detail.
tech-enabled data, integration

How can tech-enabled data sharing help London’s young people?

Dave Pether talks us through how tech-enabled integration and data sharing can deliver better outcomes for London’s young people.

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