Issue 7: Nov 2013
HEALTH, WELL BEING AND AGEING: SCOTLAND 2020
In this issue's policy focus we feature a range of articles looking at Health, Well Being and Ageing: Scotland 2020. We also consider a range of broader public policy issues. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Issue 8 will feature Smart Cities: Smart Services: Smart Working. Ranging from carbon consumption to mobility and from digital innovation to global competitiveness, the combination of our cities as growth drivers and the evolving need for smart cultures in all we do present tremendous challenges and opportunities. Issue 8 will provide a platform for discussion of Scotland's 'Smart' horizon. We will also feature a range of broader public policy issues. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss advertising in or writing for the next edition at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We ask the Scottish Information Commissioner about her first year in office and the maturing Freedom of Information agenda.
What does the UK government think about Productive Ageing? We asked Danny Alexander for his views after he spoke at a recent conference.
Sara Thiam discusses the main findings of the Institution's recently launched State of the Nation Transport report.
Pensions are a contentious issue and now they are becoming political too. Christine Scott examines some aspects of the current debate and challenges ahead.
The CoSLA Commission will be listening to the views of people and communities across Scotland and setting out what it would take to put stronger local democracy at the heart of Scotland's constitutional future.
Business needs to improve employee engagement to achieve better competitiveness and raise profits.
The importance of digital connectivity and the need to help people access the internet - with the arrival of Universal Credit and online benefit applications - means there is now a real opportunity and impetus to develop a new, collaborative approach to tackling Scotland's digital divide.
Social enterprise can deliver public services, as public sector project partners in Argyll and Bute have discovered.
Work carried out by SEPA and SNH in evolving their approaches to community engagement sets out a vision for how social productivity could allow for sustainable solutions to the environmental challenges we face.
Scottish Renewables is working to promote the benefits of independent, on-site renewable generation highlighting the rewards in terms of cutting energy costs, creating a new income stream by selling excess power and reducing carbon footprint
OTHER ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE
- Integrating Health and Social Care - Grasping the Opportunity
- Scotland: Caring for the carers
- We should have fewer Councils - but they should run health
- Sustainable Communities - a Long Term view of Health and Social Care
- Can green space beat anxiety in urban Scotland?
- Stubbing it out: how can this be measured?
- A big Scottish question - "how do we become a healthier people?"
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