Maybe* social media data and the High Street Task Force

The Professional Research and Data Group, is a key part of the High Streets Task Force. Since COVID-19 the High Streets Task Force has pivoted to focus on supporting place leaders through COVID-19 crisis. This has meant refocusing the PRDG to a new aim; to work collaboratively, using our data, networks, skills and expertise to:

  • Understand the scale of the crisis and its impact on town centres/high streets
  • Support government with evidence/data for policy/response
  • Provide/sense-check the evidence-base for HSTF action and messaging

More about the research

 PRDG membership

  • Royal Town Planning Institute (Chair)
  • Institute of Place Management (Research Lead & team)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Maybe*
  • Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
  • Springboard
  • Office for National Statistics (ONS)
  • Ordnance Survey
  • PwC (secretariat)
  • Google

This month’s PRDG research summary includes:

  • Footfall data 
  • ONS data 
  • Maybe* social media data 
  • PwC consumer sentiment data 
  • Google Mobility data

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