Month: October 2015

Opening Doors

Opening Doors; the urban revolution in Denmark Thursday September 24th 2015, 6pmSpeakers: Jesper Koefoed-Melson and Sara Melson of GivRumChair: Lesley Riddoch, broadcaster & writer Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh   Sponsored by the Scottish Government   An abandoned paint factory in Copenhagen is transformed into a bike shop, wood workshop, gallery, shared office space, circus group space, textile printing studio, ceramics workshop, photography studio, an urban garden and a publishing house. This is only one example of a revolutionary trend to hit Danish cities following the financial crisis; the creative use of empty buildings.  The non-profit organisation GivRum involves Danish civil society, the public sector (i...Read More

Next event announced – A ‘Swedish Model’ for private rented sector?

A 'Swedish Model' for the Scottish private rented sector?  November 4th 2015 6pm Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR  Mariell Juhlin, Head of National Policy and Analysis Unit at the Swedish Union of Tenants The state of the private rented sector in Scotland is a hot topic, largely focused around high rents. The average Scottish tenant spends 25 per cent of their income on housing costs. This compares to 18 per cent of social tenants, and 11 per cent for owner-occupiers with a mortgage.  The Scottish Government is committed to significant reform of the private rented sector this year, and it seems likely better protection against eviction and rent regulation are on the cards.  Tenants and housing charities are generally very supportive...Read More

Givrum and City Link Festival videos

Following the sell out Nordic Horizons meeting ; 'Opening Doors; the urban revolution in Denmark'; we spoke to both speakers and here are the short interviews. So, if you missed the event; here is the presentation Download Opening Doors, the urban revolution in Denmark.

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