Scottish Risk and Resilience Study of Housing Organisations asks: ‘What is 21st century social housing for’?

Scottish social housing faces multiple new risks and uncertainty but is focused on increasing its resilience, according to a new study. A report by the University of Glasgow’s Policy Scotland, in partnership with the Wheatley Group, found that non-market housing, primarily housing associations and council providers, are a bulwark against poverty, provide shelter and often…

The return of the rentier?

By Prof. Ken Gibb, Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow I read Will Self’s thought-provoking piece on housing in the FT at the weekend (A rentier nation’s fading dreams of home). Home ownership has peaked and is now at a 25 year low; while, at the same time, this has been redistributed into the quickly growing…

Helping the SME builder through Help to Buy

By Prof. Ken Gibb,  Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow A recurring theme in housing supply debates around the UK in recent times has been the need to shift the preponderance of new housing supply from the large volume house builders towards small and medium-sized builders. This was one of the features of the Lyons Review…

Update: VENUE CHANGE – EVENT: Ideas Forum: “Realising the opportunity of Urban collaboration”

Date:     Friday 30th January 2015 Time:     12:00-15:00 Venue:  The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU   The Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre in collaboration with Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow, is pleased to host this event in Glasgow. Key Speakers: Linda Christie, Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre, University of Glasgow Ross Martin,…

Summary of Event: “Unlocking Entrepreneurialism and Business Growth in Cities”

On Friday 28th November, Policy Scotland jointly hosted an Ideas Forum with the Scottish Cities Knowledge  Centre, in Edinburgh.  The half-day event covered the following topics: – Entrepreneurial Eco-systems and Growth (Prof Colin Mason, University of Glasgow) – Microbusiness growth and the urban economy (Dr Darja Reuschke, University of St Andrews and Prof Donald Houston,…

EVENT: Glasgow City Deal – The way forward for the city region – a speech by Councillor Gordon Matheson

Date: Wednesday 5th November 2014 Time: 18:00- 19:30 Venue: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow Cities are the powerhouses of regional and national economies across the world. Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, is a passionate supporter of the cities agenda and was integral to the delivery of the Glasgow…

EVENT: Does city autonomy matter? City and regional recovery outside the greater Southeast

  Date: Friday 7th November 2014 Time: 09:30 – 16:00 Venue: The LIghthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU The Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre in collaboration with Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow, is pleased to host this event in Glasgow. Outline Programme: – Prof Steve Fothergill, ‘Are cities really the motors of regional economic growth?’ –…