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 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.
Evan Williams argues that the success of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill will rely on policy initiatives that explicitly target welfare and housing provision.