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Spotlight on innovative approaches to libraries in Europe: insights for the UK

UK libraries are currently facing a crisis but it doesn’t have to be this way, the pandemic has amplified the need for community spaces and digital learning areas – giving libraries untapped potential if reimagined with the correct care and investment.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland With case study

An ‘out-of-the-box’ approach to building sustainability

This briefing looks at how DCPs could be devised to be more ambitious, and to drive sustainable design excellence, and will be of interest to Local Government Strategic Planners in NSW that are preparing new Development Control Plans, as well as those interested in planning and sustainability more broadly.

Australia With case study

Global local: talking rubbish and carbon confusion

We talk about waste reduction in Melbourne and cutting through the carbon confusion everywhere and the role of local government. Plus some wombling and Dirty Santa.

Australia, Global Podcast With case study

Using data to support digital and financial inclusion

Many households have experienced financial shocks over the past few years, how can a local data driven approach to inclusion support greater resilience?

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post With case study

Smart villages, smart peninsula: the story so far in Corca Dhiubhne

This briefing paper recounts the emergence and initial development of one smart village, namely Corca Dhuibhne in the Kerry Gaeltacht, suggesting that technological investments need to be accompanied by capacity-building and the involvement of community-level stakeholders.

Ireland, Scotland With case study

Building back greener in North Ayrshire

North Ayrshire Council declared a ‘climate emergency’ back in 2019 and most recently set themselves the ambitious target of becoming net-carbon zero by 2030. Council Leader Joe Cullinane provides an overview and his determination to build back bigger, better and greener.

Global, Scotland Blog Post With case study