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Community Planning in Northern Ireland – an opportunity missed so far?

When Northern Ireland’s new councils came into full operation in April 2015 one of the most important new responsibilities to be exercised by them was that of community planning. This briefing explores community planning in Northern Ireland since then.

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Data Protection: Step change or revolution?

This briefing outlines the reforms introduced by the EU General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) to individual rights, and summarises the governance and accountability mechanisms that underpin the new regime, and with which local authorities must comply.

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Tackling Homelessness in Scotland – Shared Lessons for Ireland?

In Ireland the use of temporary accommodation B&Bs by local authorities has been questioned by homelessness charities as not appropriate long-term approach. Here, we examine strategies local authorities in Scotland are considering and ask whether Scotland can have confidence homelessness will be addressed.

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Metropolitan Governance – A new trend in local public service reform

This briefing examines the issues around building metropolitan governance arrangements to underpin a strategic planning framework for Ireland, noting how the move towards metropolitan arrangements is now a common feature of local and regional public service reform across the OECD.

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Regeneration: sense of place, participation and identity

This briefing is one of our series of briefings on a sense of place. It considers what sense of place and identity mean in relation to regeneration and how retaining and building on sense of place can ensure the sustainability of projects.

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The UK’s Clean Growth Strategy

The UK government’s Clean Growth Strategy will form part of the forthcoming industrial strategy, and shows how the government will work towards meeting the fifth carbon budget. This briefing summarises and comments on the strategy and sets out some of the key proposals by sector, including local government.

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Creating walking towns and cities

The reports covered in this briefing provide more evidence of the importance of walking and examples of the kind of initiatives that could be introduced to make cities in Ireland safer and more pleasant to walk around.

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The Housing Crisis in Ireland

In this briefing we look at the housing action programme and the challenges it faces in delivering sufficient affordable housing to meet the future needs of the country. The key question: is the current policy platform sufficient robust or is a change in direction required?

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The role of External Audit in Local Government

In this Briefing we look at this external arrangements for auditing local authorities and examine the demands it is now making on the day to date management of local government funds and budgets.

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