Housing & Urban Development




From Cities Policies to City Policy: innovative pathways to Urban Transformation Date: 8th June 2016, 12.15 -5.00pm, Venue: Zone B, The Tontine Building, 20 Trongate, Glasgow Spaces are limited so please register your interest using Eventbrite. The last five years have witnessed substantial shifts in policy approaches to cities across […]

June 8th – Policy Scotland – ESRC – Urban Transformations



Professor David Adams University of Glasgow   Eight months ago, Policy Scotland published six briefing papers on Urban Land Reform. A seventh followed shortly afterwards in response to the Scottish Government consultation on these issues. What’s has happened since? Well, there’s been significant public discussion, parliamentary debate and now proposals […]

GROWING PUBLIC AND POLITICAL INTEREST IN URBAN LAND REFORM






biketrouble/Flickr CC BY-NC-SA   Kenneth Gibb, Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow When the council tax was first introduced in 1993, it was viewed as a politically clever fix after the catastrophe of the poll tax. It combined the palatable parts of a tax on property with personal discounts and limited exemptions for […]

Council tax reform is long overdue – so how do ...


URBAN LAND REFORM IN SCOTLAND – updated 03/11 – new Briefing Paper: response to Scottish Government Report to Sounding Board In May 2014, the Land Reform Review Group submitted its final report to the Scottish Government. The First Minister announced in November 2014 that the Government would consequently bring forward […]

Urban Land Reform



By Professor Ken Gibb, University of Glasgow Earlier today I was part of a report launch jamboree in Edinburgh. This was the official presentation of the Commission on Housing and Wellbeing: A Blueprint for Scotland’s Future. This has been a two year programme of work supported by, but independent of, […]

Housing and Wellbeing – blueprints and more



  You can view footage below from the Policy Reunion Event held on 24 March 2015 on community planning partnerships. At this event Policy Scotland Director, Ken Gibb, chaired a panel  focused on the emergence and evolution of Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs), a cornerstone of Public Service Reforms in Scotland. […]

Video: Policy Reunion – community planning partnerships



Policy Scotland is proud to share ‘This Place Matters’ with you. This Place Matters is a collaborative learning project for communities and local authorities developed by the University of Glasgow and Architecture + Design Scotland. You can find out  more  about them by clicking here:  http://www.thisplacematters.org.uk/  

Introducing ‘This Place Matters’


by Josef Konvitz Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow; Visiting Professor, Cities Group, Geography, King’s London; Former Head, Urban Affairs, Regulatory Policy Divisions, OECD, Paris The prospect of a recovery gives the false impression that we can go back to 2008 as if the last six years had not happened.  But something dramatic […]

Cities and new sources of growth


By Prof. Ken Gibb, Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow The social housing sector in Scotland confronts a wide array of external and internal risks, as well as the need to respond to and work with multiple stakeholders like their tenants, government, the regulator and lenders. Providers operate risk-based management practices […]

We are all risk managers: developing resilience in social housing



Scottish social housing faces multiple new risks and uncertainty but is focused on increasing its resilience, according to a new study. A report by the University of Glasgow’s Policy Scotland, in partnership with the Wheatley Group, found that non-market housing, primarily housing associations and council providers, are a bulwark against […]

Scottish Risk and Resilience Study of Housing Organisations asks: ‘What ...





By Prof. Ken Gibb, Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow I suspect this will not be my last word on the UK General Election in May 2015. Different sectional interests will make their cases for inclusion in manifestos and government programmes that will divert resources into their chosen area. Sometimes they […]

Housing, the long term and the 2015 UK election


Date:     Friday 30th January 2015 Time:     12:00-15:00 Venue:  The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU   The Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre in collaboration with Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow, is pleased to host this event in Glasgow. Key Speakers: Linda Christie, Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre, […]

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