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Members & Global Local

Local authorities are left picking up the tab for fast fashion

The fast fashion industry has rapidly become a global phenomenon. This briefing explores some of the impact the industry is having on local authorities across the world. It considers actions councils can take to combat this challenge and address pollution in their communities.

Global With case study

Innovation in action: Wallyford Learning Campus

This article explores East Lothian Council’s Wallyford Learning Campus – a modern multi-purpose community space balancing state-of-the-art facilities with inspiration from the area’s natural environment. This case study unpacks the design, funding, features and community reception of the project, providing guidance for future developments by other councils.

Scotland With case study
Members

Wellbeing and local government in Australia: Lessons from Golden Plains Shire

This briefing discusses the growing importance of wellbeing in economic discourse, particularly highlighted by the Commonwealth Government’s recent adoption of the Measuring What Matters framework. Using Golden Plains Shire as an example, it explores how local governments face challenges and opportunities in embracing this agenda.

Australia With case study
Members

Addressing the challenges of rural education in the UK

This briefing examines the challenges facing local authorities in delivering quality education to young people in rural communities across the UK. It also proposes solutions to those challenges, with examples from a variety of different local authority areas.

England & Wales, Scotland With case study
Members

A regional approach to planning for electric vehicles

The Northern Councils Alliance recently launched the Community Electric Vehicle Transition Plan to support lower-emission transport options and prepare for EV adoption. This briefing explores the plans and it’s recommendations for local, state, and federal governments, emphasizing the importance of regional collaboration in EV transition.

Australia With case study
Members

Beyond the emergency: Overcoming housing problems in rural Scotland

Councils in rural and island areas of Scotland face major housing problems as well as the housing emergency that is affecting all areas of Scotland. What can be done to tackle hidden homelessness and provide residents with a wider range of affordable homes? A new briefing investigates.

Scotland With case study
Members & Global Local

What can we learn from the Canadian local government experience of retrofitting?

This briefing explores the Canadian experience in developing and implementing building codes and green technologies to make new buildings more energy efficient and climate resilient. It also identifies key barriers and offers solutions, along with case studies and best practices for policymakers and industry stakeholders.

Global With case study

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.

Australia With case study
Members & Global Local

The role and impact of TV and film production in local economies

The UK is seeing a rapid growth in demand for original content from studios, broadcasters, and streaming services, leading to an increase in local TV and film production. Despite a shortfall of facilities and skilled crew, the development of new production hubs is attracting investment from both national and local government. This briefing explores.

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