Scottish Housing Policy Conference 2019: Interviews with speakers

Catch up with some of the discussions at the Scottish Housing Policy Conference 2019, where the theme was  ‘Housing and Inclusive Growth: Revitalising Connections’. Watch video interviews with keynote speaker, Professor Duncan Maclennan; Professor Ken Gibb, Director of CaCHE; and Des McNulty, Deputy Director, Policy Scotland.

Logo of the Shaping Futures project incorporating the letters SF and numbers 21

Changing the Housing Story – report published

The summary report from the Shaping Futures project is now published, following a launch in Australia. The report contains ten principles for housing policy and tax reform intended to provide a coherent framework for reforming housing policies.

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.