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Making sense of data

Making sense of data | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Local Data Company are working in partnership with University College London and their Consumer Data Research Centre in the project to measure live footfall in 81 towns and cities. The locations have been chosen in order to offer a wide geographical spread, differing demographic profiles and a range of town centre profiles based on health and occupancy.

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Article regarding capturing high street data study funded by the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre and the Local Data Company

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10 High Street stores of 1976 that have disappeared 

10 High Street stores of 1976 that have disappeared  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The futures of Austin Reed and British Home Stores are under threat. But what other well-known High Street stores have disappeared over the last 40 years?

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Article cites Professor Neil Wrigley of the ESRC-funded project The Future of UK High Streets

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New report reveals changing face of British High Streets

...report evaluates the changing state of British high streets, painting the picture with an in-depth evaluation of the challenging environment...

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The article cites the Future High Streets Forum which is led by Southampton University and funded by the ESRC.
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Town’s high street under the spotlight

Town’s high street under the spotlight | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Morley has been under the spotlight in a new research method to analyse change in the high street, developed by experts from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).
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Article about a study at Manchester Metropolitan University funded by the ESRC.

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Internet of Things set to strengthen retail sales as smart sensors hit the High Street

Internet of Things set to strengthen retail sales as smart sensors hit the High Street | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

1,000 smart sensors will monitor footfall across the UK.

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This article references the  Economic and Social Research Council-funded SmartStreetSensor Project

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Can Marks & Spencer return to past glories?

Can Marks & Spencer return to past glories? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Five years into the job, Marc Bolland cannot afford to disappoint again. If the latest uptick proves another false start he’ll be out on his ear.

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Article cites analysis by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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'Convenience culture' drives high street revival

'Convenience culture' drives high street revival | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new in–depth evidence review into the state of British high street has revealed how town centres are adapting to meet the changing demands of the nation’s consumers.

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Article discusses the ESRC-funded High Street Performance and Evolution report

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