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.
The Granite City becomes the Green City
12 steps for digital inclusion
2020 Spending Review – ‘relative stability’ for children and young people’s services
Kim Fellows highlights the link between public health and climate change, and reflects on a virtual All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting focused on Green Recovery that she attended last week.
Alice Creasy examines the UK Committee on Climate Changes’s principles for sustainable recovery and signposts readers to existing LGIU resources that are designed to help councils and their partners use these principles in local settings.
Blackwater and Creativity in County Cork: Winner of the Chambers Ireland Supporting Active Communities Award
Cork County Council writes about their recent accolade at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2019, where the council’s collaboration with the Blackwater Valley Makers group saw their pop-up shop “Blackwater and Creativity in County Cork” receive the overall award for ‘Supporting Active Communities’.
Buta Atwal, Chief Executive of Wrightbus talks about the potential of hydrogen in helping the UK decarbonise public transport and public sector vehicles.
Arus Mhuire Rightsizing Housing Project: Winner of the Chambers Ireland Local Authority Innovation Award
At the 16th Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, Cork City Council won the Local Authority Innovation Award for its Arus Mhuire Rightsizing Project, which facilitates downsizing from larger or inappropriate homes to free up social and private housing.
Janet Sillett asks whether powerful stories emerging from Covid-19 can lead to a reform of social care in the UK. This article was first published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
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…
Catherine McGuigan, National Programme Lead at Age Friendly Ireland, writes here on the innovative practices and initiatives taking place around Ireland in response to Covid-19 based on an Age Friendly Ireland report.
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.