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A shopping centre too far?

The NAO report ‘Local authority investment in commercial property’ explores the rapid increase in local authority investment in commercial property in recent years, the main reasons for that investment and the risks that may ensue.

England & Wales
Members

Practical lessons from NSW local government reform implementation

This briefing reflects on the implementation of the NSW reforms and shares observations regarding the practical lived experiences, challenges and benefits which emerged, which may inform the implementation process for Victorian councils.

Australia
Members & Followers

The role of active travel in our recovery from Covid-19

Following unprecedented levels of walking and cycling in the last couple of months, attention is now turning to the important role that active travel will play as the lockdown is eased but there is a continued need to avoid public transport wherever possible.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Followers

Covid-19: What we can learn from the easing of lockdown across Europe

As the UK government and each of the nations of Germany, France and Spain begin to map out plans for easing lockdown this week, LGIU takes a look towards our continental neighbours to assess how they have decided to move forward and what this means for local government in each nation.

Global
Members

Housing and planning round-up May 2020

This month’s roundup looks not just at the impact of the coronavirus crisis, such as rehousing rough sleepers, but other news happening during the lockdown – including benefit fraud, the right to rent court case and the forthcoming planning white paper.  

England & Wales
Members & Followers

All in this together? The impact of Covid-19 on different places

The Covid-19 lockdown has caused an unprecedented rupture in everyday economic activity. Since local economies differ, their experiences of Covid-19 and long term resilience also varies between different towns and cities. How are cities and towns affected and what are their recovery prospects?

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Decarbonising transport

Decarbonising transport: setting the challenge is the first step in the development of a Transport Decarbonisation Plan which will set out in detail the actions that are needed across all modes of transport in order to meet the Government’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Followers

Local governments and a ‘three-lens’ approach to economic recovery

In this think piece Dr Marcus Spiller from SGS Economics & Planning looks conceptually at local economies rethinks the role of local municipal authorities in local economic development, and advocates that local councils adopt a ‘three-lens’ approach.

Australia
Members & Followers

Covid-19: The recovery plan – summary, issues and questions

The UK government has published its recovery plan – a conditional timetable for moving out of the most stringent aspects of lockdown. How clear is the plan, what issues does it raise for individuals, workers and local government? We summarise and examine its contents here.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland