COVID-19 has exposed the fractured housing systems identified by the international Shaping Futures research project. Now the More Different Futures Network is starting work to create better housing systems that can support the recovery of the economy and society.
The COVID crisis has created urgent needs for fast policy insights, such as rethinking urgent care for the homeless, the prevention of evictions and rent gouging and minimising the effects of reduced incomes on maintaining mortgage payments and home-ownership. Image credit: Tim Dennell on Flickr | CC BY 2.0 / In the recovery phase,…
The final report by the UK2070 Commission into city and regional inequalities in the UK draws on work from Policy Scotland.
A policy colloquium to inform development of the ‘next’ phase of region and place policies in Scotland.
Professor Duncan Maclennan from Policy Scotland has contributed to a new report on housing wealth inequality that has informed the work of the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Commission.
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.
The first meeting of the Regional Inclusive Growth Research Network (RIGRN) focused on agreeing a set of objectives to help identify inclusive growth research domains, priorities, and challenges to support the development of a regional inclusive growth (IG) related research agenda in Scotland over the next year.
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.
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.
Policy Scotland and the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, will be holding the second annual Scottish Housing Policy Conference on Wednesday 24 April 2019 at the COSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh.