Bertie is an urban and municipalist researcher and activist. He joined the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research and Data as a Research Associate in 2020. His research interests focus on new municipalism, hybrid models of ownership, the politics of scale, decentralised forms of participation, and new models of the commons and economic democracy. Among his works are the paper “Beyond the Local Trap: New Municipalism and the Rise of the Fearless Cities” in Antipode, and the co-authored policy report “Public-Common Partnerships: Building New Circuits of Collective Ownership” published by Common Wealth. His current research is an international comparative study of stakeholder and civil society organizational involvement in local economic developments based on the concept of the ‘Foundational Economy’. He is also an editor at Red Pepper magazine and a member of the MINIM municipalist observatory.