This is the blog for the Rescue Geography Project.   Phil and James, who run the project, are great believers in making the academic research process more public.

From September 2007 to August 2008 the Economic and Social Research Council funded a case study of the Eastside area of Birmingham (known to most locals as Digbeth and Deritend) using walking interviews as a way of unpicking people’s understandings of place.  You can see all the interviews and associated maps on our Eastside project homepage.

During the summer of 2009 commuter cyclists at the University of Birmingham were investigated using similar techniques.  Participants were asked to give commentaries while riding home without the presence of a researcher.   Maps and other materials are available on the Cycling project homepage.

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