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Flood resilience

This edition of Global Local focuses on flooding. Severe flooding has hit communities around the globe this year, disrupting lives and livelihoods and causing lasting damage to infrastructure and property.

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Low carbon housing

In light of UN’s World Habitat Day, and with the emphasis on reaching net zero, this edition of Global Local focuses on low carbon housing.

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Helping refugees and asylum seekers

The world is facing yet another humanitarian crisis in a turbulent six years following the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan and the subsequent collapse of the Afghan government. The role of local government in resettling asylum seekers, refugees and irregular migrants could not be more important as we explore in this newsletter.

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Smart cities – sparking innovation?

A smart city initially indicated an idealised city connected to concepts of automation and technology, but has evolved to include ideas related to sustainability and human-centred design.

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Global Local: Child friendly communities

How can local government engage children and teenagers in planning and deliver urban development that keeps the child in all of us in mind.

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Global Local: Spotlight on New Zealand

New Zealand has been raised as an example of better practice when it comes to wellbeing policy, quality of life and relationships with Indigenous communities. But how well is local government working in New Zealand?

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Global Local: Community wealth building

How can councils work more closely with key civic institutions to ensure growth proceeds are distributed more equitably among the people who live and work in an area?

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Global Local: Indigenous communities

Local action to support the rights of Indigenous peoples and lessons that can support minority communities in every society.