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Goldmine or Housing Catastrophe? The impacts of short-term tourist rentals

This is the first of a series of briefings discussing the consequences of tourism on the economic and social development of towns and cities (both positive and negative) since the year 2017 – which was declared by the United Nations the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

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The legacy of ​​the Iceland model and its transformation of teen substance use

In Iceland, alcohol was prohibited from 1915 until March 1st, 1989 – and that day is now referred to as Beer Day. The Nordic Studies on Drugs and Alcohol stated that in a very short time, beer became the most popular type of alcoholic beverage and it changed the structure of alcohol sales and shaped…

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How to write a plan

This handy guide was written by LGIU Associate Felicity Burton, a local government policy professional based in Scotland. She has years of experience writing, reviewing and supporting councillors to write plans.

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Sea level rise and the case for managed retreat – The US experience and lessons for Ireland

This briefing explores the technical, financial, and socio-economic issues exercising policy makers as the effect of climate change and ever-rising sea levels bear down and impact on coastal communities. It identifies the issues and ponders whether a policy of managed retreat should be incorporated into a menu of solutions.

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Age-friendly towns in Ireland

As an affiliated member country to the World Health Organization’s ‘Age-Friendly Programme’, Ireland has been working to develop age-friendly towns across the country. This briefing outlines the type of work being carried out by councils as part of the initiative and signposts some helpful resources for those looking to make their area more age-friendly.

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Shaping a just and fair transition: International perspectives think local

The projects, programmes, networks and initiatives discussed in this briefing highlight the vital roles for subnational institutions and actors – particularly local governments, who have both a leadership and delivery role in driving forward climate action.

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How can nature-based infrastructure provide solutions to flooding? A global look at adoption

In the coming decades, the impact of coastal, fluvial and pluvial flooding will significantly increase across many parts of the world, making effective flood risk management crucial. Nature-based flood measures are receiving increasing attention for their ability to not only provide the same protection as grey infrastructure but co-benefits including ecosystem conservation.

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