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Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre – good for the environment and good for you

This article, from Brimbank City Council, explores the Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre – Australia’s first 100% renewable energy powered, zero greenhouse gas emissions aquatic centre. Examining the environmental, financial and health outcomes of the centre, and sharing lessons learned.

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Are we parking wrong? Harnessing the ‘5 Ps of Parking’

In his recently published book, “Rethinking Parking: Planning and Urban Design Perspectives” Dr. David Mepham advocates for a revamped approach to parking, addressing the ‘5 Ps of Parking’ – Place, Politics, Policy, Price, and Professional Practice. The briefing delves into these themes, emphasizing the importance of a holistic parking solution.


Housing market indicators update Q4 2023

This briefing provides a concise overview of relevant statistics relating to key indicators in the housing market in Ireland. It brings together information from various sources in relation to the most recent period for which data is available, providing a comparison with the corresponding prior period.


Housing and planning round-up March 2024

Homelessness is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup, with sharp rises in rough sleeping in England and Scotland. Other stories include right to buy, regulation, fire safety, holiday lets and ways to fund the Scottish planning system.

England & Wales, Scotland

Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 14 March 2024

In this episode of “What’s New at LGIU”, Simone and Freya discuss the launch of the annual Cllr Awards and share the latest news from local governments around the world.


Resilient communities make resilient champions – An interview with Heather Woodbridge

In this interview, Heather Woodbridge, the newly-appointed Leader of Orkney Islands Council and 2023 Scotland Cllr Awards Resilience Champion winner, reflects on her career as a councillor, and shares insights on serving her community, the challenges and opportunities of working for a council, and what lies ahead for the islands.


Nominations open for the 2024 Cllr Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Cllr Awards, celebrating the exceptional contributions of councillors across England, Wales, and Scotland, and winners will be announced at the Guildhall in London and the City Chambers in Edinburgh, with nominations closing on September 13, 2024.

England & Wales Press Releases

Who runs the councils in No Overall Control?

Before this year’s local elections in May, there are 91 councils across England in “No Overall Control”. We take a look at what this means in practice. 

England & Wales, Northern Ireland Blog Post