In the coming decades, the impact of coastal, fluvial and pluvial flooding will significantly increase across many parts of the world, making effective flood risk management crucial. Nature-based flood measures are receiving increasing attention for their ability to not only provide the same protection as grey infrastructure but co-benefits including ecosystem conservation.
This briefing considers the likely implications for Ireland’s overall housing market following the housing supply proposals in the Government’s new Housing for All plan.
The community sector’s role in leading local sustainable development and recovery as a public services partner
This briefing highlights the missed opportunities to take the community sector in the UK beyond ‘filling the gaps’ to that of genuine local partners for local sustainable development in all sectors.
The report by the Electoral Commission published in September 2021 looks at how the May 2021 elections in England were run, voters and campaigners experience of taking part, and what lessons can be learned for the future.
The Elections Bill aims to introduce 11 new measures that the UK Government states will enable UK elections to “remain secure, fair, modern, inclusive and transparent”. The bill has had its first and second reading and is currently at the committee stage in the House of Commons.
With the UN Climate Change Conference – the Conference of Parties (COP26) – to go ahead in Glasgow at the end of the month, there is a renewed and urgent focus on the need for action to address climate change. This briefing provides a review of the Australian Local Government Climate Review 2021, to understand…
This briefing updates members on the progress of the Environment Bill which, if enacted, will enshrine five important environmental principles in law: integration, prevention, precaution, rectification and polluter pays.
This briefing will discuss how cities and city regions are emerging as popular scales for subnational investment and innovation, including but not limited to climate action.
This briefing outlines and assesses Kerry County Council’s approach to community engagement in the formulation of a local area plan, focusing specifically on the case study of Milltown – the fastest growing town in the county.
This briefing looks at how rates are applied and considers the different approaches available to councils, and explores the basis of property valuation used for rating purposes, the use of differential rates and the application of a minimum rate or fixed charge. The principals of equity (capacity to pay and benefits received) are also considered.