Young people are generally under-represented in decision-making fora, therefore, there is a need for specific approaches to engage young people as active citizens. This briefing reviews a recent youth needs analysis of rural communities in Ireland.
This briefing summarises a RAI report, which provides an indicator of rental affordability relative to household incomes, and will be followed by a free live Q&A panel event on Thursday 2 December 2021.
Housing inequality has grown over the past decade and increased further during the pandemic. England now has two main housing nations: older, affluent owner-occupiers with rooms to spare; and younger renters living in cramped homes with little access to outside space. A report from the Intergenerational Foundation proposes bold policy changes.
UK libraries are currently facing a crisis but it doesn’t have to be this way, the pandemic has amplified the need for community spaces and digital learning areas – giving libraries untapped potential if reimagined with the correct care and investment.
This briefing looks at how DCPs could be devised to be more ambitious, and to drive sustainable design excellence, and will be of interest to Local Government Strategic Planners in NSW that are preparing new Development Control Plans, as well as those interested in planning and sustainability more broadly.
As arts and cultural organisations reset and repurpose, new funding and Arts Council England’s Delivery Plan 2021-24 set the direction for a greater focus on place-based approaches to arts and culture.
This latest LGIU briefing examines NOAC’s 43rd report which deals with the 2020 annual performance indicator report. It is reporting on 42 indicators under 11 headings which mark the ongoing development of an overall performance framework for the individual local authorities in Ireland.
This briefing looks in more depth at some of the funding implications for local government from the Autumn 2021 Budget and Spending Review and complements other LGIU coverage of the Budget including briefings on the economic and fiscal impact, and the implications for local economic growth and placemaking.
The early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major research reports and consultations.
After months of anticipation and weeks of negotiations, COP26 has come to a close and the Glasgow Climate Pact was finally agreed upon by 197 nations, but is it enough? And what does it mean for local government?