Extreme heat is one of the deadliest climate-driven natural disasters but is often taken less seriously by the public than storms, floods, or wildfires, as its impacts seem less visible. We put the spotlight on initiatives to mitigate extreme heat impacts in the long and short term.
After steadily worsening for more than a decade, in many countries homelessness became an unexpected ‘good news’ story amid the Covid-19 pandemic as many governments found the political will to nearly end rough sleeping. In this newsletter, we’ve asked whether tiny house villages can be part of the solution, taken a deeper look at Finland’s success,…
As “pothole season” gets underway in the Northern Hemisphere and flood-hit Australian councils face thousands of potholes, stretching budgets and risking driver safety, we looked at road maintenance.
This edition of Global Local focuses on how local governments can use their public procurement powers to improve social outcomes, both within their communities and throughout the supply chain.
With higher energy costs globally contributing to cost of living concerns, this edition of Global Local explores some of the steps local government can take to reduce energy costs and fuel poverty.
This edition of Global Local celebrates International Women’s Day, turning a critical eye to both the role of women in local government and local government’s role in improving the lives of women and girls in communities.