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Pandemic Perspectives: Urban change

Hannah Muirhead explores the varying insights and reflections of columnists and experts around the world on what the impact of coronavirus on cities might be, building a picture of what the ongoing narrative looks like regarding issues such as density, transforming spaces and the movement of people.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

LGIU Fortnightly 22 May: Building back better

How is our thinking changing and our focus shifting as we move along the pandemic curve? We hear from Cllr Abi Brown, the Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council about the importance of thinking space and the challenges of response and recovery. We also hear from a husband and wife who lived through the ebola epidemic…

England & Wales, Global Podcast

Covid-19: Ten things councils could consider in recovery

Richard Kerley, Professor of Management at Queen Margaret University, writes on the importance of judging governance of this crisis by actions and outcomes, looking at specifics rather than rhetoric. He also outlines 10 ideas for councils to consider for recovery.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post

Covid-19: Lessons for Public Services

Professor James Mitchell writes on how Scotland and England together can evaluate the changes that need to be made regarding public services in the light of the Covid-19 crisis.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Covid-19: Easing the lockdown in France

France has started to ease its lockdown. Andrew Crompton writes about living through the ‘confinement’ in France as he looks across to the UK.

Global Blog Post