Housing & Urban Development

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, […]

Update: VENUE CHANGE – EVENT: Ideas Forum: “Realising the opportunity ...

On Friday 28th November, Policy Scotland jointly hosted an Ideas Forum with the Scottish Cities Knowledge  Centre, in Edinburgh.  The half-day event covered the following topics: – Entrepreneurial Eco-systems and Growth (Prof Colin Mason, University of Glasgow) – Microbusiness growth and the urban economy (Dr Darja Reuschke, University of St […]

Summary of Event: “Unlocking Entrepreneurialism and Business Growth in Cities”

Date: Wednesday 5th November 2014 Time: 18:00- 19:30 Venue: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow Cities are the powerhouses of regional and national economies across the world. Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, is a passionate supporter of the cities agenda and was integral to […]

EVENT: Glasgow City Deal – The way forward for the ...

  Date: Friday 7th November 2014 Time: 09:30 – 16:00 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. Outline Programme: – Prof Steve Fothergill, ‘Are cities really the motors […]

EVENT: Does city autonomy matter? City and regional recovery outside ...

Both Glasgow City Council and The Scottish Government have made the East End of Glasgow a particular focus for legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games. A recent report from GoWell in the East End examines the likelihood of the Games, and associated regeneration activities, having economic impacts upon the East […]

Sustained effort is needed to secure an economic legacy for ...

Daniel0685/Flickr CC BY By Kenneth Gibb, University of Glasgow The 20th Commonwealth Games have come and gone. Glasgow has demonstrated that it can successfully deliver a large-scale, global, multi-sport and cultural event. It can fill the stadia, shuttle people around the city relatively efficiently, and generally provide a positive and memorable […]

The Glasgow games are over but the legacy debate continues

By Professor Ken Gibb, University of Glasgow Originally published on 21st July on Ken’s blog – http://kengibb.wordpress.com/ Photo credit: © https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevies_snaps/ In a few days Glasgow will host its first mega event. The preparations, the visitors and the symbols of the Commonwealth Games are inescapable throughout the city. Even where I live in […]


Date: Thursday 24th July 2014 Time: 17:00-19:30 Venue: Senate Room, University of Glasgow This networking event is intended as a companion session for the main Commonwealth Games Business Conference and provides a complementary Future Cities focus to the UKTI British Business House established in the city for the Games. As […]

Event: Commonwealth Future Cities Business Networking

      Preventing, mitigating and reducing poverty in a dynamic housing market context This flagship project forms a key part of Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Housing and Poverty programme. The programme aims to set out credible policy and practice approaches to delivering more effective housing responses to those living in […]

Joseph Rowntree Foundation: Housing and Poverty – expressions of interest ...

Originally published in The Conversation by  Kenneth Gibb, University of Glasgow Just 43% of Germans own their homes – one of the world’s lowest rates. This reminds us that housing tenure has little to do with economic and social policy performance. So is the UK set to continue its recent shift […]

Rental reforms chime with tenants as house prices surge

Nick Bailey University of Glasgow The recent media coverage of poverty has focussed on growing problems of severe hardship and destitution. The cuts in welfare benefits have been made worse by rising costs, falling real wages and reductions in public services. There is a real crisis for many households and […]

Scotland’s improving poverty rate – worth one cheer?

By Kenneth Gibb, Glasgow University Originally published in The Conversation Britain is home to an increasingly dysfunctional housing market. The risk is that a chancellor trying to lay the foundations for a 2015 election victory will struggle to find the balance between the short and long-term priorities needed to deliver a […]

Budget 2014: will Osborne cool or fuel the housing market?

Homelessness policy is regarded as one of the major policy achievements of the first session of the Scottish Parliament (1999-2003). In homelessness policy and the treatment of the rights of homeless people, Scotland is regarded internationally as leading the world. The Policy Scotland homelessness policy reunion event provides an opportunity […]

EVENT: Policy Reunion – Homelessness

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Republished with permission from Professor Ken Gibb, Professor in Housing Economics, University of Glasgow I was speaking at the Scottish rural housing conference in Birnam, north of Perth, on Friday. While I would never claim to have any expertise in rural matters, I am interested in taxation and housing. So, […]

Land Value Taxation

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Why learning is central to city futures A policy briefing from PASCAL International Observatory by John Tibbitt, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow Bringing worldwide perspectives to local possibilities Cities in the world economy Over half of the world’s population now live in cities, and cities account for […]

Learning Cities 2020

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By Georgiana Varna, Research Fellow (Management), The University of Glasgow. I have always been fascinated by cities and especially their capacity for changing and re-inventing themselves; in other words my interest and passion has always been focused on what the urban literature calls ‘urban regeneration’ or ‘urban renaissance’. In my research […]

Glasgow’s experience in waterfront regeneration. A success story?

Date: Friday 24th January 2014 Time: 15:00-17:00 Venue: CHANGED  to Room 916, ADAM SMITH BUILDING, University of Glasgow Speaker: Brendan Nevin – Director of North Housing Consulting, an independent research consultancy, he was formerly a Director of Nevin Leather Associates a Public Policy Consultancy. Brendan has been committed to improving […]

EVENT: The Housing Market Renewal programme in Northern England: Lessons ...