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
By Kenneth Gibb, Policy Scotland, Professor of Housing Economics at University of Glasgow. When the council tax was first introduced in 1993, it was viewed as a politically clever fix after the catastrophe of the poll tax. It combined the palatable parts of a tax on property with personal discounts and limited exemptions for certain…
New Briefing Paper: response to Scottish Government Report to Sounding Board In May 2014, the Land Reform Review Group submitted its final report to the Scottish Government. The First Minister announced in November 2014 that the Government would consequently bring forward a Land Reform Bill, which was published in June 2015 and is currently under…
Official presentation of the Commission on Housing and Wellbeing: A Blueprint for Scotland’s Future.
Podcast from Dr Sharon Wright on “Sanctions in policy and practice”.
You can view footage below from the Policy Reunion Event held on 24 March 2015 on community planning partnerships. At this event Policy Scotland Director, Ken Gibb, chaired a panel focused on the emergence and evolution of Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs), a cornerstone of Public Service Reforms in Scotland. The panelists were: Rory Mair, Chief…
Lecture reviewing current low economic growth in the western economies and outliig apotential way forward.
Event hosted by Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre in collaboration with Policy Scotland.
Ideas Forum hosted with the Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre focused on enterprise and urban economies.