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Monitoring and Evaluation of local climate change adaptation

Global temperatures have already increased by 1.0°C compared to pre-industrial levels. Adaptation is becoming increasingly important, but most local authorities do not have comprehensive adaptation plans in place. Monitoring and evaluation of adaptation is a useful tool to demonstrate progress, communicate with stakeholders, motivate internal stakeholders and increase funding allocations.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
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Oireachtas Review: March 2019

This month's Oireachtas report focuses heavily on the draft proposals for directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford.

Ireland
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Affordable Renting? Learning from the Mietpreisbremese experience in Berlin

Urban population growth and increases in housing costs often go hand in hand. This briefing explores how the classic approaches to affordable renting followed by local authorities are producing poorer results, and how the revival of price ceiling control seems to be having positive results in Berlin.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
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Towards new ‘civic universities’

The briefing reviews the Civic University Commission report seeking to encourage a new generation of more genuinely ‘civic universities’. What this means for local authorities, their places and communities is explored and developed.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Irish Housing Review: March 2019

This briefing is part of LGiU Ireland's monthly briefing on housing issues in Ireland - we have posted it here to keep Scottish readers up to date on what is happening in a similar housing context.

Scotland
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Housing Review: March 2019

This month's housing briefing covers a recent OECD report that comparing affordable housing outcomes, a report on the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government and the findings from a survey of renters.

Ireland
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Where next for the Northern Powerhouse?

The Northern Powerhouse is nearly five years old. What progress has been made? A new report by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP), chaired by George Osborne, sets out ten key recommendations for central government.

Scotland
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Virtual Schools and the quality of education – research evidence

There are implications for learning styles, whole school organisation, and the funding of education with the increasing use of information technology in schools. This report looks at research done by the National Education Policy Centre into the educational effectiveness of virtual and blended schools.

England & Wales