The Glasgow games are over but the legacy debate continues

Daniel0685/Flickr CC BY By Kenneth Gibb, University of Glasgow The 20th Commonwealth Games have come and gone. Glasgow has demonstrated that it can successfully deliver a large-scale, global, multi-sport and cultural event. It can fill the stadia, shuttle people around the city relatively efficiently, and generally provide a positive and memorable experience for visitors and residents…

Legacy?

By Professor Ken Gibb, University of Glasgow Originally published on 21st July on Ken’s blog – http://kengibb.wordpress.com/ Photo credit: © https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevies_snaps/ In a few days Glasgow will host its first mega event. The preparations, the visitors and the symbols of the Commonwealth Games are inescapable throughout the city. Even where I live in Lanarkshire, the triathlon is taking…

EVENT: Policy Reunion – Homelessness

Homelessness policy is regarded as one of the major policy achievements of the first session of the Scottish Parliament (1999-2003). In homelessness policy and the treatment of the rights of homeless people, Scotland is regarded internationally as leading the world. The Policy Scotland homelessness policy reunion event provides an opportunity to hear from those most…

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Land Value Taxation

Republished with permission from Professor Ken Gibb, Professor in Housing Economics, University of Glasgow I was speaking at the Scottish rural housing conference in Birnam, north of Perth, on Friday. While I would never claim to have any expertise in rural matters, I am interested in taxation and housing. So, when invited to talk about…