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Culture and Levelling Up

This briefing provides an update and round-up on culture and levelling up. It looks at some of the emerging evidence themes from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee Inquiry on cultural placemaking and levelling-up, alongside DCMS and Arts Council England policy and spending announcements.

England & Wales With case study

Creating connections: Stirling’s regional digital hubs

Digital connectivity is an increasingly important issue across the world. In this interview, we speak to Steve McDonald, service manager for economic growth culture, tourism and events at Stirling Council, about the Council’s innovative Regional Digital Hubs project.

Global, Scotland Blog Post With case study

Micro-mobility – creating a workable transport alternative

Providing a rough analysis and commentary on three recent or ongoing shared transport schemes in Melbourne, Victoria and Newcastle, New South Wales, this briefing demonstrates how elements of scheme design must be blended effectively to create a workable transport alternative.

Australia, Global With case study
Members & Global Local

Meeting housing demand on Ireland’s west coast – experiences in the Iveragh Gaeltacht

This briefing paper outlines how and why stakeholders have come to regard the resolution of the ‘housing issue’ as fundamental to a locality’s sustainable development. It describes the efforts being made in County Kerry to enable rural repopulation growth by devising geographically appropriate solutions.

Ireland, Scotland With case study
Members & Global Local

Minding the gap: the role of councils in tackling digital exclusion

Councils play a vital role in reducing digital exclusion, however, they are dependent on partners to ensure that more people can get online and use digital technology. This briefing explores what is happening to achieve this around the UK.

England & Wales, Scotland With case study

Beating the heat in Miami-Dade County: a coordinated approach

As the climate crisis worsens, extreme heat events are becoming an increasingly common across the world. These events pose a serious threat to life as well as to supply chains, infrastructure and economies. Miami-Dade County is one place that is leading the way in addressing extreme heat. In this article Mayor Daniella Levine Cava discusses…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Blog Post With case study
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Researching the role of the Irish councillor in the 21st century

Ireland’s 949 elected councillors are currently participating in a research project that seeks to document their statutory and representative roles. In this briefing, we look at the process to date and the important messages it may give us as we begin to focus on the developing role of the local elected representative in Ireland.

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