This primer introduces you to the role of local authorities in tackling the climate emergency and highlights three key areas of climate action. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.
This briefing outlines around 20 UK Shared Prosperity Fund papers published on 13 April 2022. It also briefly considers Levelling Up Fund Round Two application guidance and a technical note published on the same day for this related £4.8bn fund.
For the first time, Prince Charles delivered the Queen’s Speech to open the new Parliamentary session, in the Queen’s absence. Key focuses for local government included levelling up, planning system reforms, the new Schools Bill, and transport and infrastructure investment.
This event hosted by the LGIU will bring together political and local government experts to discuss reaching net zero, the role of councils in sustainable development, and the intersection with the cost of living crisis.
This piece was featured in our Global Local bulletin on ending rough sleeping and featured other examples of using tiny homes to address homelessness. As the ‘self-built tiny house tour’ genre of videos remains highly popular, it’s easy to see the appeal of these dwellings, with their cool space-saving tricks, sustainability and minimalist-yet-cosy interiors. Perhaps…
This month’s Think Tank Review focuses on housing and planning issues in the wake of Covid-19 along with the latest research on Covid-19 recovery in a variety of areas. There are also reports covering extremism and war in light of events in Ukraine and some insights into water infrastructure from the US.
With just over a week until the local elections on the 5th of May Allan Faulds from Ballot Box Scotland discusses the political landscape in Scotland.
Exclusive polling data commissioned by LGIU from Ipsos on UK attitudes to local elections, the work of councillors and role of local government.
As the climate crisis worsens, extreme heat events are becoming an increasingly common across the world. These events pose a serious threat to life as well as to supply chains, infrastructure and economies. Miami-Dade County is one place that is leading the way in addressing extreme heat. In this article Mayor Daniella Levine Cava discusses…