How can municipalities make urban farming projects thrive in the long term? This blog covers lessons from project leaders in Greece, Portugal and Bulgaria that range from cutting-edge digital mapping to creative ways to nourish soil.
The creation of poverty and inequality commissions is one method deployed to address rising levels of poverty in the UK and build a more inclusive model of governance. The following briefing will examine both the national Poverty and Inequality Commission and a number of smaller city-based commissions across the UK, in an effort to explore…
This briefing will look at why it is essential for local governments to aid the transition to digitalised platforms, and how this can be done through infrastructure and operational activity changes. It also looks at the trends in library service delivery.
Is digitalisation the reason for a decline in volunteering? Or is it something else? Paul Reddish, CEO of ProjectScotland, discusses how to get more people from all walks in life engaged in volunteering and community action.
Kathie Pollard, Scottish Land Commission Policy Officer, writes for LGiU on the issue of vacant and derelict land, outlining a framework created by the Commission that enables policymakers to better incorporate considerations for the harm caused by long-term vacancy and dereliction into their policy decisions.
Alongside an overview, November’s Oireachtas report focuses on the political controversy of so-called “Votegate”, and covers a recent piece of legislation in more detail: Housing (Regulation of Approved Housing Bodies) Bill 2019.
Whilst Build to Rent (BTR) is still a relatively new asset class in Australia, it is well established in Europe and the US, and more recently, in the UK. This briefing looks at BTR in the UK to explain exactly what it is, and why governments are interested in supporting this model of development.
Three separate reports have been published in the last two months regarding better roads conditions. The reports are: the LGA's ‘Better Roads for England’; the Government’s 'Response to the Transport Select Committee's report on Better Roads: improving England’s strategic road network', and a report from environmental campaigners, which makes the case for assigning at least…
Is the option of living in adequate housing a human right? A report based on research commissioned by chief housing officers has lessons for the whole of the UK, and beyond, and is likely to get people talking about the quality of homes and the wider issues linked to housing.
Bill Randall, former Leader and Chair of Housing Brighton and Hove City Council explains how more than 10,000 affordable homes are now on course to be delivered by 2021, thanks to a revolutionary manufacturing method.