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Who runs the councils in No Overall Control?

Before the local elections on 5 May there were 66 councils across England, Scotland and Wales were in “No Overall Control”. Some councils have moved in and out of NOC but the figure remains the same post-election.  Ingrid Koehler looks at what this means in practice. (updated 12 May)

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Flooding in Australia: councils supporting each other

Parts of Australia have suffered devastating flooding in recent weeks. In this article, we highlight how the local government family have rallied to support afflicted councils, acknowledging uncertainty over state and national relief measures.

Australia, Global Blog Post

Beating the heat in Miami-Dade County: a coordinated approach

As the climate crisis worsens, extreme heat events are becoming an increasingly common across the world. These events pose a serious threat to life as well as to supply chains, infrastructure and economies. Miami-Dade County is one place that is leading the way in addressing extreme heat. In this article Mayor Daniella Levine Cava discusses…

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

New Guidance on Community Wealth Building for Scotland’s Public Sector

Local authorities play a key role in Community Wealth Building. Gemma Campbell, Land Rights and Responsibilities Manager at the Scottish Land Commission, sets out actions that can be taken in the short and long term to support an inclusive, sustainable, and empowered local economy, where land is used and managed productively and in the public interest.

Scotland Blog Post