Aberdeen City Council is looking towards the future as they strive to find innovative green solutions for powering council homes, buildings and facilities.
The City of Cape Town has adopted the Urban Agriculture Policy (2007) and the Food Garden Project to help shape local food systems. This briefing explores various ways to strengthen food security by developing a coherent, systematic food policy and food system strategy.
In this bundle, we highlight innovative local government food growing strategies and how these projects have nurtured and sustained communities during the pandemic and beyond.
This week Ingrid Koehler talks with LGIU’s Alice Creasy about the benefits of community gardening and gives a taste of our brand new Global Local Recap.
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.
This briefing looks at current initiatives in NSW and Victoria to elevate environmentally sustainable development targets, including those for net zero carbon development in the planning system.
This bundle brings together two series of briefings and other recent LGIU work looking at how towns and cities are responding to crises now and planning for the future.
Over the past few days, Germany (along with parts of the Netherlands and Belgium) has experienced catastrophic flooding, following record levels of rainfall in parts of the country. Questions have arisen around how such a devastating outcome was able to prevail as the death toll surpasses 180 and core infrastructure is predicted to remain a…
As the likelihood of both coastal and rainwater flooding increases with climate change and rapid urbanisation, floodable parks and other innovative sustainable urban drainage solutions provide one answer for local resilience.
Hydrogen as a clean energy carrier: introduction and opportunities for local authority climate action
This briefing discusses hydrogen as a clean energy carrier and associated technologies. Particular attention is given to the contexts within which adoption of hydrogen may support local decarbonisation ambitions, including case study examples.