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.
This briefing draws on a diverse range of international case studies to explore how local governments can work with children and young people to achieve healthier, sustainable and more inclusive neighbourhoods.
This briefing explores the mismatch between consumer housing preferences and housing supply, considers case studies of medium density design done well, and explores ways in which local governments can make the existing system ‘work harder’ towards precinct and place outcomes.
How are town centres being reinvented as key changes prompted or accelerated by the pandemic become more evident? We focus on physical changes here in the second of our series on towns post-Covid.
Shaping a just and fair transition through UK City Deals: best practice and future opportunities for place-based climate mitigation
Through engaging with new original work exploring the climate action credentials of the City and City Region Deals, this briefing will seek to highlight key trends, best practice and future opportunities for place-based climate change mitigation.
This briefing explores opportunities for local government shifting to a reuse-first approach to property, arguing it provides an opportunity for councils to not only meet their carbon reduction targets, but also better shape their towns and cities in a way that adapts to market conditions, is inclusive, and maximises social and local economic benefits.
Local governments play a key role in the planning system, driving locally-led solutions to meet the needs and expectations of local communities. The role and voice of local government is vital in delivering not only productivity but liveability and sustainability within local communities. Local Government NSW, in collaboration with LGiU Australia, invites you to join us…
On 29 March 2021, the Irish Government launched an ambitious and wide-ranging rural development policy. This briefing paper provides an overview of the policy’s main features and provisions, and it notes the influence, throughout, of a more optimistic paradigm.
Urban heat and the impact of climate change are already being felt in our cities and suburbs. This briefing looks at urban heat with a specific focus on the benchmarking urban heat projects in four Sydney councils, undertaken in collaboration with Western Sydney University (WSU).