The Covid-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on the enduring question of the optimal degree of concentration versus dispersion of powers and the different ways in which this seemingly elusive optimum can be achieved. But, how are systems of territorial governance organised and how can we compare them? The latest in our Post-Covid Councils work…
Special Report on Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020
Why a ‘new global-local’ is an important dimension of post-pandemic local government
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Limerick City and County Council has been recognised by the internationally renowned US foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies for the Council’s work in local government innovation. In this blog, we cover the story of how Limerick’s commitment to innovation in service delivery led them to become the first Irish city to feature in the publication.
Can Britain fix its housing crisis? The Government has announced several new policies to revolutionise how we build communities in the future, as part of its ‘levelling up’ agenda aiming to fix regional inequalities. Its controversial ‘Planning for the Future’ white paper is currently being consulted on, and the long-awaited Social Housing White Paper expected…
This briefing looks at how Cavan County Council organised an online ‘Cavan Day’ helped Cavan County Council which united the global Cavan family and laid the foundation for a more interconnected Diaspora. We explore both the local and wider policy contexts and some of the challenges of planning in a pandemic.