Housing and Infrastructure

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,…

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.

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Regional Inclusive Growth Research Network: priorities, challenges and objectives

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.

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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.

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.