In 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Fingal County Council and the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftainship of Lesotho was signed in Maseru. The MOU provided for Fingal to support change, modernisation and reform of the Planning function in that country. The following briefing demonstrates the positive impact that a local authority can…
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Rapid urbanisation, and shocks such as drought/climate change, infrastructure failures and advances in private technology are pushing cities to broaden their definitions of “good governance” away from internal accountability and direct control over bulk services, outward to collective governance and setting standards for distributed systems.
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Towns are starting to get the attention they deserve in policy terms. LGiU has long covered the particular challenges facing smaller towns and Janet Sillett looks at issues.