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Feeling the heat – tools for greening and cooling

As a result of the urban heat island effect and climate change contributing to warmer temperatures in cities, state and local governments are introducing policies to ‘cool’ cities and this briefing explores the various tools used to build a green infrastructure.

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Short-term Rental Accommodation

MAV and LGiU Australia have partnered to deliver a forum for local government Councillors, officers and senior management on how the proliferation of short-term rental accommodation (STRA) is impacting local housing availability and what levers councils have to respond.

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The state of workforce planning in Australian local government

The future of the public sector workforce will look significantly different to today, which is why effective and strategic workforce planning for a diverse local government sector is essential to enabling a successful transition, as explored in this briefing.

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Responding to the twin crisis: climate change and biodiversity loss

This is the first of a two-part series looking at the different pathways councils can take to make sure words translate into action. This first briefing looks at what local governments can do internally (the area where it exercises the most control) to align its operation and capacity to set it up for success to…

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Business Improvement Districts: Partnering to deliver a stronger local economy

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are a partnership model that brings together local businesses, the community, and the government to grow local economies and create better places. This briefing provides an introduction to BIDs and will be of interest to councillors, CEOs, economic development practitioners, and those working in urban and community planning.

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A public challenge: Let’s talk about the lack of public toilets

The closure of public toilets in many countries over recent years has drawn attention to an existing issue of insufficient funds in relation to demand. This briefing highlights the problems facing local authorities in providing public toilets and outlines why these problems have an extremely damaging effect on people.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Northern Ireland, Scotland With case study
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The case for better places – understanding the social and economic benefits of placemaking

How we experience a city is strongly influenced by the quality, character, and legibility of what planners call the ‘public realm’ – which simply refers to the ‘space between buildings’ in a city. The importance of the social and economic role of the public domain is often underappreciated. Too often, it is simply viewed as…

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