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Building more social homes could add billions to Scotland’s post-pandemic economic recovery, says former RBS chief economist

The economic and wellbeing case for building more social homes in Scotland has been laid out in a major new report by Stephen Boyle, former chief economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Published 28 September 2020

Experts warn Scottish GDP could contract by 25% if lockdown lasts for three months

Scotland's GDP could contract by around 20-25% if the government-imposed coronavirus restrictions remain in place for three months, the University of Strathclyde's Fraser of Allander Institute has warned.

Published 8 April 2020

Malcolm Combe: Landlord and tenant law in a time of crisis

Property law can seem boring and unimportant to some people at times. In the face of a crisis, property law often seems decidedly unimportant. People need to live somewhere, though, and opportunistic and/or thoughtless landlords might use a situation of crisis (or be completely or wilfully oblivious to a crisis) such that tenants find themselves in a sticky situation. Rent control in the

Published 23 March 2020

University of Strathclyde to help turn 22 million homes energy neutral

The University of Strathclyde has joined the European Green Initiative that will design innovative factories to support the transformation of 22 million homes in Europe which must become energy-neutral before 2050.

Published 3 September 2019

Public health expert to speak at Housing First event

The link between housing and health will be underlined by leading academic and former chief medical officer for Scotland, Prof. Sir Harry Burns, who has been confirmed as a new speaker at ‘Ramping Up’, the Housing First Scotland Conference, on 22 May in Edinburgh.

Published 18 April 2019

University of Strathclyde launches housing mediation project

A new Housing Mediation Project has been launched by the University of Strathclyde to be led by recently-appointed Carolyn Hirst as project development worker.

Published 17 August 2018

Scottish projects among winners of £25m 5G rollout competition

The UK government has announced the winners of a £25 million competition to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G technology in the UK.

Published 14 March 2018

Derelict land could be used to reduce fuel poverty, say researchers

Glasgow has sufficient available vacant land to help alleviate fuel poverty in the city given the right technology and investment, according to scientists at the University of Strathclyde.

Published 3 October 2017

Glasgow to develop sustainable solutions to fuel poverty with €4.1m EU grant

More than €4 million has been awarded to Glasgow City Council to develop sustainable solutions tackling issues such as fuel poverty, ageing infrastructure and air quality on its new smart street district.

Published 28 July 2017

Experts lead call for new transformative energy sector

The Scottish Government must grasp its opportunity to transform the country’s energy sector and provide strong vision for Scotland’s future energy system, according to a group of leading energy experts.

Published 23 January 2017

Blog: Energy efficiency deserves a place in any stimulus package

Professor Karen Turner and Dr Fiona Riddoch from the University of Strathclyde Centre for Energy Policy outline why new thinking shows energy efficiency investment can cut costs, improve health and boost the economy.

Published 17 October 2016

Economists call for ’shot in the arm’ to boost warm homes

Leading economists have today backed calls for greater investment in energy efficiency in Scotland, calling it one of the best ways to drive up economic activity and tackle cold homes.

Published 12 September 2016

Research into poor air quality inside modern homes receives international recognition

A team of British architects have been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) after years of research into poor indoor air quality in modern homes.

Published 16 October 2015