Tackling multiple disadvantage requires prioritising reason and evidence over the lure of exciting new approaches and the inertia of established ways of working, argues Beth Watts.
The Scottish planning system is soon to undergo reform. Here, Dr Jenny Wood identifies five ways Scottish Government can improve children’s participation in the planning process, and the environments it shapes and manages.
As the Homelessness Reduction Bill passes into law, Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick explains the significance of the new legislation and how it builds on previous policy developments elsewhere in the UK.
Now that the Homelessness Reduction Bill has passed its second reading, I-SPHERE PhD Student and practitioner Adam Stephenson considers how local authorities can best implement the proposed changes.
Glen Bramley discusses the findings of his new Joseph Rowntree Foundation research counting the costs of poverty in the UK.
This blog reproduces evidence submitted to the House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment by I-SPHERE Professors Glen Bramley, Neil Dunse and Chris Leishman.
To date assessments of the current UK welfare reforms have generally been ‘static’ and examine the consequences of each reform in isolation. Impacts are then often overstated and fail to analyse how reforms will inter-act with one another.
David Cameron’s flagship ‘Big Society’ project has been subject to much debate since its inception a few years ago, both around what it actually is, and the nature of its true agenda. A few commentators believe the Big Society represents a qualitative shift in political ideology; others take the view that it is primarily a […]
Our next IHURER seminar will take place Wednesday, 12th of June.
Can you imagine selling your home for a price that is dependent on how energy efficient it is? That is a possible future in store for Scotland under the new Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT), being discussed this Wednesday (5th June, 2013) at the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee.