Emergency housing measures have been crucial during the Covid-19 crisis. As we transition into the next phase will it be back to business as usual or is there a new will to try and do things differently?
Bolstering democracy in the Covid-19 era
Dig in: the importance of gardens in times of crisis
LGIU Fortnightly 22 July: Countering misinformation
The PHE report on Tuesday demonstrates a need for immediate action and significant structural change to save BAME lives durning this crisis and beyond, writes Jane Sankarayya.
At the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2019, Tipperary County Council won the Commemorations and Centenaries Award for their sensitive planning of a successful centenary event for the history of Soloheadbeg, where the first shots of the War of Independence took place in 1919.
The immediate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on employment has been large and it has been rapid. LGIU Associate Mark Upton looks at the potential impact on people and places.
Last week, Scottish Government released its four-phase strategy for how restrictions will be relaxed in the country going forward, and this week launched the plan for moving into Phase 1 of that strategy. This blog covers Scotland’s route map and identifies immediate points of relevance for local government.
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.
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.