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Update: VENUE CHANGE – EVENT: Ideas Forum: “Realising the opportunity of Urban collaboration”

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, University of Glasgow Ross Martin,…

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

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 Andrews and Prof Donald Houston,…


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EVENT: Glasgow City Deal – The way forward for the city region – a speech by Councillor Gordon Matheson

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 the delivery of the Glasgow…

EVENT: Does city autonomy matter? City and regional recovery outside the greater Southeast

  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 of regional economic growth?’ –…

The Glasgow games are over but the legacy debate continues

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 experience for visitors and residents…

Legacy?

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 Lanarkshire, the triathlon is taking…


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Event: Commonwealth Future Cities Business Networking

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 Glasgow is the UKs Future…


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Rental reforms chime with tenants as house prices surge

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 from home ownership to rental?…