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Reflections from the inaugural National Regional Housing Summit

Earlier this year, the Regional Australia Institute hosted the inaugural National Regional Housing Summit, which called for increased awareness of the unique housing crisis facing Australia’s regional, rural and remote communities. This briefing examines the three key policy recommendations explored at the Summit.

Australia
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Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill – Part 3

This is the third briefing in our series covering the Planning and Development Bill. It covers Part 3 of the Bill, which sets out the approach to plans at the national, regional and local level, and also includes the new concept of National Planning Statements that will replace what are currently known as Ministerial Guidelines.

Ireland
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Beyond the emergency: Overcoming housing problems in rural Scotland

Councils in rural and island areas of Scotland face major housing problems as well as the housing emergency that is affecting all areas of Scotland. What can be done to tackle hidden homelessness and provide residents with a wider range of affordable homes? A new briefing investigates.

Scotland With case study
Members & Global Local

Closing the global skills gap: Is there a leadership role for local government?

The global skills gap refers to a mismatch between the skills possessed by the current workforce and the skills required for the future. Efforts are being made across sectors to bridge the gap, such as upskilling and reskilling initiatives. This briefing explores the vital role of local government in addressing this issue.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
Members & Global Local

What can we learn from the Canadian local government experience of retrofitting?

This briefing explores the Canadian experience in developing and implementing building codes and green technologies to make new buildings more energy efficient and climate resilient. It also identifies key barriers and offers solutions, along with case studies and best practices for policymakers and industry stakeholders.

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Are we parking wrong? Harnessing the ‘5 Ps of Parking’

In his recently published book, “Rethinking Parking: Planning and Urban Design Perspectives” Dr. David Mepham advocates for a revamped approach to parking, addressing the ‘5 Ps of Parking’ – Place, Politics, Policy, Price, and Professional Practice. The briefing delves into these themes, emphasizing the importance of a holistic parking solution.

Australia
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Housing market indicators update Q4 2023

This briefing provides a concise overview of relevant statistics relating to key indicators in the housing market in Ireland. It brings together information from various sources in relation to the most recent period for which data is available, providing a comparison with the corresponding prior period.

Ireland
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Housing and planning round-up March 2024

Homelessness is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup, with sharp rises in rough sleeping in England and Scotland. Other stories include right to buy, regulation, fire safety, holiday lets and ways to fund the Scottish planning system.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Global Local

Global Local Think Tank Review – March 2024

Our global local think tank review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. This edition features publications on childcare provision; the ageing global population; the ‘new era’ of industrial strategy; modern methods of housing construction; regulation; and how local governments can protect democracy.

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