Graphic with the name Regional Inclusive Groweth resreach Netwiork with two logos: oenf roer POPlicty Scotland one for SCRIG, the Scotland's Centre for Regional Inclusive Growth

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.

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.

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.