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Housing and planning round-up July 2022

Energy efficiency is the big issue in the latest housing and planning roundup. In a month dominated by political turmoil at Westminster, the round-up also includes news on rough sleeping, refugees, fire safety, housebuilding, and the cabinet reshuffle.

England & Wales, Scotland
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COVID-19 – 2022 studies on the effect on children and young people

A wealth of research has been assembled about the effect of COVID-19 and lockdowns on the lives of children and young people. This briefing looks at learning loss, who it affects and the implications for mental health and wellbeing, using research mainly conducted in England.

England & Wales
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Subtle density in the suburbs: reimagining the 1960s walk-up apartment block

1960s red-brick walk-up apartment blocks are ubiquitous in the inner and middle suburbs of our cities. As many are coming to the end of their functional lives, the orthodox planning response might be to allow much higher density developments in their place, influenced by the financial feasibility of demolition and redevelopment – but is there…

Australia
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Social infrastructure – rapid evidence review of community initiatives

There is growing interest amongst politicians and policymakers in the potential role of social/community infrastructure in promoting thriving communities. Policies introduced across several UK nations aim to grow social infrastructure. This report examines the evidence base on ‘what works’ with regard to social infrastructure and community initiatives.

Australia, England & Wales, Scotland
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Urban planning for climate change mitigation

While the need for climate change adaptation and mitigation is generally well accepted, the scale and complexity of the issue can cause confusion and policy paralysis. This briefing clarifies the link between urban planning concerns and climate change and then offers a few ideas for how local governments can contribute to climate change mitigation through…

Australia
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England policy round-up – June/July 2022

Our new, monthly policy round-up for England provides a summary of key policy and practice documents affecting local government. This edition covers policy/research papers from June and early July 2022, a period dominated by political instability, the cost of living crisis, gloomy economic news and industrial action.

England & Wales
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Audit Committees and the impact of Covid in Ireland

This briefing looks at a recent Local Government Audit Service report on the impact of Covid on local government, providing a series of criteria that audit committees should consider in addressing their important role in each local authority.

Ireland
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The Uluru Statement from the Heart: Understanding Local Government’s role

In his victory speech on election night on 21 May 2022, the leader of the Australian Labor Party, Anthony Albanese, renewed the incoming government’s commitment to implementing the Uluru Statement from the Heart. With this renewed focus, this briefing provides important background to the Uluru Statement from the Heart and outlines its relevance to local…

Australia