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Strategies for driving economic regeneration, regional productivity, and innovation

This is the second briefing in our series on the nexus between governance, recovery, and economic transitions. Dr Anne Tiernan explores strategies for driving economic regeneration, regional productivity, and innovation. It reviews research and emerging economic thinking about the enablers of economic growth outside of the major capital cities – the primary engines of employment…

Australia
Members

IPCC findings and addressing climate change at the local level

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) first working group report in early August attracted significant attention. This briefing provides a summary of the report and an overview of what this may mean for Australia.

Australia
Members & Followers

August Think Tank Review

In our latest Think Tank Review for the UK, Australia and Republic of Ireland, we find a renewed focus on localism, economy and welfare.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
Members

Risk and recovery: five ways your risk strategy can help post-pandemic recovery

This briefing shows how a structured approach to strategic risk management can help leaders to develop their post-pandemic strategies, plans and activities, by using a risk ‘lens’ to compliment objective-based approaches.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa
Members

Movement and Place tools for integrated planning

Movement and Place theory aspires to create public places that people want to spend time in and to reconceive streets as more than just conduits for moving vehicles. This briefing offers a summary of Movement and Place frameworks and tools from NSW, Victoria, London, and New York.

Australia, Global
Members

Global Local Executive Panel – August 2021: Community Wealth Building

This panel session was moderated by Chris Eddy and VLGA CEO Kathryn Arndt, and the panel discussed community wealth building from their own varied perspectives and explored how local governments in both Australia and Scotland are utilising community wealth building initiatives.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa
Members & Followers

Is a ‘smart city’ a good city?

This briefing looks at the evolution of the smart city and suggests that its meaning changes depending on the context to which it is applied. Smart city development is discussed in South Africa through a series of themes that emerged at the recent World Cities Summit.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa
Members

Planning reforms for housing diversity

This briefing is one in a series that has been tracking planning reform in NSW, including Reforms to local strategic planning in NSW: A new role for councils? It will be of interest to technical planning officers in NSW in particular, but also councillors engaged in local planning policy, and other council staff interested in…

Australia
Members

Benefits of Tactical Urbanism: making room for active transport, parklets, and shared spaces

COVID-19 has sparked a local government renaissance on rolling out pop-up cycle lanes and outdoor dining: elements of tactical urbanism deployed to reimagine how we use roads and car parks. This briefing will looks at the environmental, social, and economic benefits of repurposing public spaces, particularly roads and car parks, to these non-car uses.

Australia