Topic: Culture, sport and tourism

An essential ingredient for place making. How can communities and local government work together to make local life fun and enriching and attract visitors for economic development?



Understanding the value of community sports and recreation infrastructure

This briefing provides a summary of the recently-released The Value of Community Sport & Active Recreation Infrastructure report, as commissioned by Sport and Recreation Victoria. The report analyses and articulates the economic, health, and social value that community sport and active recreation infrastructure adds to Victoria.

Australia Briefing

Understanding the Indigenous Voice Proposals

In October 2019, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, announced the start of the Indigenous Voice co-design process. This briefing provides a summary of the proposal along with a discussion of the key considerations for engaging with the process.

Australia Briefing

Unlocked in lockdown

Parks and public spaces have been a balm for many during the pandemic. Share your pictures from the last year with us in a celebration of local green spaces.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication

Sport England’s 10-year strategy: Uniting the Movement

Uniting the Movement is Sport England’s new ten-year strategy to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity. The key priorities are: recovery and reinvention; connecting communities; positive experiences for children and young people; connecting with health and wellbeing; and active environments.  

England & Wales Briefing

Wicklow County Council’s Relove Fashion: Chambers Ireland 2020 Sustainable Environment award winners

Winning the Chambers Ireland Excellence in local government award for Sustainable Environment was Wicklow County Council’s Relove Fashion competition, a project encouraging secondary school students in Ireland to forge an interest in reuse and sustainability, and to rethink their approach to fashion. In this blog, they tell us more about the initiative.

Ireland Blog Post Blog

Social prescribing physical activity in health planning

Social prescribing offers an opportunity to raise the profile of physical activity in the community and across service sectors, enable more people to access local activities, and for physical activity to be built into health planning. Covid-19 has underlined the importance of this for mental and physical health.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Embracing winter – learning from international experience part II

In the sequel to her previous blog on planning for outdoor socialisation in winter, Dr Alina Congreve focuses in on work by Canadian local government – in particular their production of winter design guidelines.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Noongar Native Title Settlement: Australia’s first treaty?

The High Court of Australia recently cleared the final hurdle for the largest native title settlement in Australian history by dismissing all appeals before the Court. Here we takes a detailed look at the South West Native Title Settlement, the implications for local governments in WA, and what this settlement means for local governments more…

Australia Briefing

Cyclepaths to Recovery: Fast-tracking active travel and public realm investments

This briefing looks at the benefits and challenges around fast-tracking active travel and public realm investments in response to government investment and provides examples of some local councils’ responses, particularly into major city centres.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing