James Bonner has written previous LGIU briefings on sustainable mobility and active travel, including on Scottish Government’s ‘Spaces for People’ programme rolled out during the Covid-19 pandemic. He reflects on his experiences in Glasgow during the pandemic and how they align with previous active travel writing.
In recent decades, the role of local government transport planning has broadened from ‘roads and parking’ to a much wider world of transport. In this briefing, GTA Consultants share their insights on the evolution of transport planning, and how to get what you want from a transport strategy.
As we look to the future of our streets, fairer reallocation of space is a priority shaping towns and cities across the UK. In the context of Covid-19 and the competing claims to street space it adds, how can we plan our streets to ensure they represent the needs of communities while contributing to a…
Patrick Jowett explores how Sweden, Finland and Denmark have successfully worked to take a gender mainstreaming approach to policymaking and the transformative nature of these strategies at a national and local level.
Low visibility of women’s experiences in the male-dominated field of planning can shape our environments to fit male norms, but it doesn’t have to be this way. LGIU’s Kat McManus writes on the benefits of applying a gender lens to planning and explores how Vienna became a role model for their application of this approach.
This briefing looks at the introduction of Smart Parking initiatives across Australia as part of Smart Cities strategies, and discusses the approach adopted by the City of Adelaide, the potential benefits that were sought, the business case and the experiences and learnings to date arising from implementation of this project.
Research indicates that around 1 in 5 primary and 1 in 3 secondary pupils use school buses or public transport to get to school. If schools are to re-open fully, an effective and safe home to school transport provision is needed. This briefing looks at the available Government guidance.
As local authorities begin to think about e-scooter trials Zachary Wang, CEO and Co-Founder of Australian e-scooter provider Neuron Mobility, talks about the rollouts in Australia and possible lessons for the councils here.
This briefing outlines the key issues identified in the Issue Paper, relating to the principles underpinning infrastructure contributions, the infrastructure funding landscape in NSW, and specific infrastructure contributions mechanisms enabled under the Act.
In this, the third of a series of briefings on each of the three RSESs, we examine the Strategy for the Northern and Western Region and its implications for spatial and economic planning across the Region.