Town planning began as a service to people, and its social roots continue to drive it towards this goal. This kind of language infiltrates plans and policies throughout the UK, but in the messy political world of planning, who makes up the ‘people’ for whom we plan?
Month: October 2013
Seminar: Housing and Impoverishment
Our next IHURER seminar will be on Wednesday 23/10/2013 by Professor Glen Bramley. All seminars start at 4.15pm and take place in WA 3.11. For a full list of seminars, click here
Seminar: China’s urban villages / medical evidence in homelessness assessments
Our next IHURER Seminar will be: Linda Cong: ‘Urban villages’ Redevelopments in Weihai- Physical and social changes’ Dr Sarah Johnsen: ‘Reconfiguring knowledge hierarchies? The weighting of medical evidence in homelessness assessments in England
Professor Colin Jones wins RTPI Prize
Colin Jones from IHURER and Mike Coombes from Newcastle University have been awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute’s 2013 prize for excellence in academic spatial planning research for their work looking at Housing Market Areas.
Independence and its Impact on the Scottish Property Market
I hope you will forgive me for starting with my conclusion, that independence would be bad for the Scottish commercial property market. Indeed, what I want to do is to signal to you that I think it would be not just bad but catastrophic.
Scottish Independence and the Property Market
As the independence referendum approaches, the implications of independence for the property market and vice versa has not received any attention. The real estate sector is a major component of the Scottish economy, from new construction through to investment finance.