The City Futures Research Forum at the University of New South Wales has published a major new report on housing and the economy in Australia, produced by Professor Duncan Maclennan of Policy Scotland in collaboration with research partners.
Research that reviews what the likely effects of sustained high and increasing rents in Australia will be on an economy, and stresses potential productivity effects.
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.
A report examining the relationship between pressured housing markets in Sydney and economic growth.
Evan Williams argues that the success of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill will rely on policy initiatives that explicitly target welfare and housing provision.
This paper examines recent Canadian policy shifts to cope with, and remove, house price pressures in major metropolitan areas, Vancouver and Toronto.
The talks from Shaping Futures: Housing Policies for the 21st Century seminar on 8 December 2015 with Duncan MacLennan and Michael Lennon are now available to view online. You can watch the lectures below and download the presentations. Shaping Future Housing Policy: A New Political Economy By Duncan MacLennan, University of Glasgow Download the presentation:…