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.
Category: Housing Development, Design & Regeneration
Can we plan for and with children?
Jenny Wood discusses how the Scottish planning system can be improved for children and young people.
Ten steps to increasing housing supply in England
I-SPHERE Housing Economist Glen Bramley gives his ‘Ten Point Plan’ for increasing housing supply in England.
I-SPHERE submits evidence to House of Lords on National Policy for the Built Environment
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.
The Welfare Wall
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.
Overhaul the planning system to boost building of better homes
As a planning academic you might think that I get heavily involved in the planning system – commenting on draft development plans, or objecting to proposed developments – but actually I tend to steer clear of this. Recently, however,
Seminars: Social capital, sustainable homes
We have two IHURER seminars this week, Wednesday afternoon and Friday lunchtime.
Planning for people, for adults, or just for economic growth?
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?
Protection ‘for’ or protection ‘from’? Children in town planning
“Children are the future” and “Let’s do it for the kids”. These are the kind of phrases you often hear when talking of the legacy we wish to leave our planet, but what if children are just as much citizens of the present as they are the future?
BANANA NIMBYism – Planning research as stand-up comedy
Jenny Wood is a postgraduate student on the MRes Urban Studies Research programme and has started her PhD into the value of children’s engagement in the planning process. Watch how she turned her research into a fantastic comedy show at the famous The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.