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Former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner Jimmy Black and Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay discuss the latest news and chat to influential figures from Scotland's social housing sector.

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Former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner Jimmy Black and Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay discuss the latest news and chat to influential figures from Scotland's social housing sector.

    4 - Looking back with Craig Sanderson and Lesley Baird

    4 - Looking back with Craig Sanderson and Lesley Baird

    Former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner Jimmy Black is joined by former Link Group chief executive Craig Sanderson and TPAS Scotland chief executive Lesley Baird as they cast their minds back to a time when modern housing associations were new and tenants struggled to be heard.



    Jimmy Black has written a blog to accompany the episode, here:

    https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/blacks-blog-making-up-the-rules



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    • 33 min
    3 – Faulty roofs, lower rents and decarbonising tenements with Councillor Anne Rendall and Professor Douglas Robertson

    3 – Faulty roofs, lower rents and decarbonising tenements with Councillor Anne Rendall and Professor Douglas Robertson

    Former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner Jimmy Black and Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay speak with Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services convenor Cllr Anne Rendall who reflects on £4.4 million of faulty roofs, keeping rents down, and building new houses in Dundee. The attention then turns to the private rented sector with Professor Douglas Robertson, who has chaired the Scottish Government’s Private Rented Sector Strategy Group which steered the reforms introduced by the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.

    He outlines the challenges of decarbonising tenements, particularly in a situation where many suffer from leaky roofs!

    Professor Robertson is currently involved in Rent Better, a three year research programme funded by the Nationwide Foundation into private renting in Scotland. (Rent Better invites landlords and tenants to contribute their views below:

    https://rentbetter.indigohousegroup.com/call-for-landlords-and-letting-agents/

    https://rentbetter.indigohousegroup.com/call-for-private-renting-tenants/

    Jimmy Black has written a blog to accompany the episode, here:

    https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/podcast-carbon-neutral-i-don-t-see-how

    A feature on the pioneering retrofit of a pre-1919 tenement to Passivhaus enerPHit standards being undertaken on behalf of Southside Housing Association in Glasgow that was mentioned in the episode is available here:

    https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/retrofitting-niddrie-road-the-pre-1919-tenement-undergoing-a-21st-century-revamp

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    • 25 min
    2 - ESG and financing decarbonisation with Nick Pollard

    2 - ESG and financing decarbonisation with Nick Pollard

    Former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner Jimmy Black and Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay speak with Link Group’s finance director Nick Pollard about Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), its role in Link’s £80 million funding deal from Scottish Widows and why investors are increasingly seeking to back climate-friendly projects.

    Jimmy Black has written a blog to accompany the episode, here:

    https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/black-s-blog-it-s-the-cost-of-change-not-the-price-of-heat-pumps-and-what-s-esg

    Our article announcing Link Group’s finance deal is available here:

    https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/sustainability-status-secures-link-group-s-ground-breaking-80m-scottish-widows-funding-deal

    And news of the Wheatley Group deal mentioned in the episode can be read here:

    https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/wheatley-launches-sustainable-finance-framework



    This episode is part of Scottish Housing News’ #COP26SHN feature showcasing the efforts of Scotland’s dynamic affordable housing sector to tackle the climate crisis.

    https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/tag/cop26shn

    New contributions are still welcome and feel free to join in the conversation on social media using #COP26SHN.



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    https://twitter.com/ScotHousingNews

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    • 22 min
    1 - Housing's response to the net zero challenge with Teresa Bray and David Bookbinder

    1 - Housing's response to the net zero challenge with Teresa Bray and David Bookbinder

    Former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner Jimmy Black and Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay co-host the first episode of The Scottish Housing News Podcast.

    Coinciding with the launch of our COP26 feature showcasing the efforts of Scotland’s dynamic affordable housing sector, this episode includes a scene-setting round table discussion featuring David Bookbinder, director of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations, and Teresa Bray from the Existing Homes Alliance and chief executive of ChangeWorks.

    Jimmy Black has written a blog to accompany the episode, here:

    https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/admin/article/black-s-blog-gas-boilers-are-on-the-way-out-storage-heaters-are-on-the-way-in-well-maybe

    Once published, all the COP26 articles will be available to view here: 

    https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/tag/cop26shn

    New contributions are still welcome and feel free to join in the conversation on social media using #COP26SHN.



    Feedback on this episode is welcome via our social media channels

    https://twitter.com/ScotHousingNews

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    Read all our news at www.scottishhousingnews.com and sign up to our free daily newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bkCDxL

    • 27 min

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