Everything is, of course, still dominated by Brexit. The party conferences did provide some idea of what could be in manifestos – so what can we glean from these about how the parties view key issues for local government in Scotland, England and Wales?
Climate change is having a devastating impact on human health around the world, both in terms of physical and mental health conditions. This briefing examines four successful ways in which Local Authorities across Europe are addressing the issue of air pollution within their cities.
One year on from when COVID-19 first hit, the City of Canada Bay takes us through some of the ways they adapted to the pandemic to maintain access to community services and keep citizens connected and supported through the last 12 challenging months.
Recent National Audit Office (NAO) and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) reports criticised the processes the UK government used to select potential recipients of Town Deals. This briefing considers how places might, nevertheless, define and deliver wider programmes of town recovery and renewal.
The mood of the UK is bleak and has deteriorated since last year, according to research company Britain Thinks. Their latest report sets out the results of research from 2020 on how pessimistic or optimistic people in the UK feel about the country, their local area and their personal lives.
This briefing is one of a series on the general election. It provides an overview of the key proposals in the Conservative Party’s manifesto of most interest to local government.
This briefing looks at the design of the new Parramatta Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and provides a discussion of future trends in public pools. it will be of interest to those in recreation planning, infrastructure and major projects plus community development.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.
This briefing looks at an example of community-led, area-based and multi-sectoral planning and place-making. The learnings identified may be useful to other communities and local authorities, particularly those in rural areas.
This briefing looks at the recent release of the Australian Rental Affordability Index (RAI) for 2020. The RAI is an indicator of the price of rents relative to household incomes, and is a free resource available for use by local government.