Briefings

Filter

Members & Global Local

Sustainable asset management: Council approaches

This briefing explores the varied approaches that local authorities are taking to make their own assets more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Australia, Global With case study
Members

Integrating and enhancing asset data for improved planning and management

In this briefing, SGS Economics and Planning’s Jan Quing and Liz Webster draw on their experience in the management of information systems and working across various state and local government projects to outline the challenges and potential responses, with examples to illustrate what good practice can look like.

Australia With case study
Members

How is Ireland’s Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Programme progressing?

This briefing examines the Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Programme in the context of competing government priorities. It assesses the programme’s implementation progress to date, the capacity of the local government sector to meet the CAP 24 targets for 2030, and identifies issues impacting policy implementation.

Ireland
Members

Calls to action from the LGIU’s Saving Local Government Finance Summit

This briefing outlines the key highlights from the Summit, the questions, tensions, and diversions covered throughout the lively discussion, the consensus reached around short-term solutions, and what the new government needs to implement in the first 100 days to save the sector.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Members

The King’s Speech 2024: The key points for local government

Today marked the first King’s Speech under a Labour government since 1950. In total, 40 bills were outlined, and the central government’s legislative agenda included major items impacting the local government sector, such as devolution, energy, transport, and planning reform.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Members

UK examples of town centre regeneration

This briefing explores local government’s role in town centre regeneration, examining public-private partnership models in detail, with UK examples. It considers funding issues; the impact of administrative changes both locally and nationally; and evaluates the cost-benefits of a place-based, holistic approach to regeneration.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland With case study
Members

Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill 2023 – Parts 13 and 14

This briefing is part of our series covering Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill. It covers Part 13 of the Bill, which considers appropriation, disposal and development of land, and Part 14 on compulsory acquisition and purchase of land.

Ireland
Members

How to engage with Indigenous peoples on planning and why it matters

This briefing focuses on why planning matters to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and provides guidance on how to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, especially in the context of land use policy and planning as well as in forthcoming treaty negotiations.

Australia