slide from Dr Bynner's presentation showing change from Representative Democracy: Electoral dynamics, Party politics and Delegating to representatives + bureaucrats/technocrats; to Participatory Democracy in 1960s onwards where ‘invited’ or ‘uninvited’ publics participate; to Deliberative Democracy, from 1990s onwards awith Emphasis on (i) communication + (ii) new ways of ‘making publics’

Participatory governance launches the Policy Scotland lunchtime seminar series

Policy Scotland’s first lunchtime seminar series was led by Dr Claire Bynner, research team leader at Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, speaking on Closing the participation gap: developing the mindsets and skills for participatory governance in Scotland.

Covers of the full and summary reports for Strengthening Economic Cases for Housing Policies

Strengthening economic cases for housing: the productivity gains from better housing outcomes

Professor Duncan Maclennan, Policy Scotland associate, has modelled how housing outcomes impact economic growth and productivity, making the case for housing construction to be classed as infrastructure investment, akin to investment in transport links, water and communications.