The second Policy Scotland lunchtime seminar focused on urban economic growth. See a brief summary and get the presentation.
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.
The pressured housing markets of Sydney and Melbourne pose major challenges, from problems for aspiring homebuyers and lower-income populations to lesser-noticed impacts on urban productivity.
This paper sets out the issues that researchers and policymakers will be confronted with when considering the parallels and possible links between the inclusive growth agenda and the deal-based decentralisation agenda (to sub-national entities).
Josef Konvitz argues for not limiting freedom of movement for British citizens but making Scottish cities even more attractive and dynamic by investing more.
Text of a lecture given by Professor Josef Konvitz discussing why freedom of movement is in fact critical not only to the future of the EU economy, but to that of the UK as well.
As individual city policies come to replace national cities policies, this event reviewed three key, linked strands of this major shift: city deals, smart cities and what we call metropolitan federalism.
People are beginning to realise that land reform in Scotland may become just as important in urban areas as rural ones, especially in tackling urban vacancy and dereliction
Professor Ken Gibb examine issues around house prices, income ratios and housing markets.