Housing & Urban Development


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 ...





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 […]

Legacy?



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 ...








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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


By  Dr John Walls, Prof. Joseph Murphy and Prof. Bill Sloan One of the Global Challenges of our time is to ensure the world has a steady supply of safe drinking water.  A new five year flagship  project ‘Synthetic Biology Applications to Water Supply and Remediation’ funded by the Engineering […]

Promoting Responsible Innovation in Synthetic Biology to Improve Global Water ...




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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






Research into the first five months of the implementation of the Social Rented Sector Size Criterion underoccupation penalty, popularly known as the ‘Bedroom Tax’,  suggested ministers may have significantly overestimated the savings it is likely to generate. The analysis – which ran real data collected by four housing associations since April through […]

Bedroom tax may save less than estimated as tenants move ...