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The Common Weal Policy Podcast - Episode #46

Episode 46 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week Craig Dalzell is joined by special guest Simon Brooke. Simon built his own low-impact house and came on to discuss his experience of self-building such houses as well as what Scotland could do to bring power to communities to help them plan, build and run themselves.

You can read Common Weal's policy paper on building public rental housing here.

You can read our paper on empowering communities here.

And you can also read Common Weal's Green New Deal plan, Our Common Home.

More about the Common Home project can be found at the website

And all of Common Weal's policy work can all be found in the Common Weal Policy Library.

Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current UK lockdown.

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