Topic: Transport and infrastructure

Affordable, accessible and sustainable transport and infrastructure are crucial to the economy and wellbeing of every community.


Members & Global Local

Flushed away: the decline in public toilets

This week, we’re exploring the issues surrounding the vanishing funds for public toilets and the ways in which local government and communities are ensuring the survival of these fundamental facilities.

Members & Global Local

A public challenge: Let’s talk about the lack of public toilets

The closure of public toilets in many countries over recent years has drawn attention to an existing issue of insufficient funds in relation to demand. This briefing highlights the problems facing local authorities in providing public toilets and outlines why these problems have an extremely damaging effect on people.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing

Scotland Programme for Government 2022/23 — Highlights for Councils

On September 6, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the Scottish Government’s new Programme for Government (PfG) 2022-2023. This briefing will summarise key points of this announcement and highlight the parts most relevant to local government and public services.

Scotland Briefing
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Active Leadership for Active Transport

On Thursday 1st September 2022 LGiU Australia, and the Municipal Association of Victoria held a panel to discuss how leadership changes at local and state levels can create more connected cities and neighbourhoods that prioritise walking and cycling.

Australia Briefing
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An inter-governmental deal on better cities: principles for partnership

SGS Economics and Planning (SGS) and the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) recently brought together a panel of experts at the Shine Dome in Canberra to explore what principles should guide a genuine partnership between the Commonwealth, the states, territories, and local governments to plan and deliver better cities. This briefing provides a summary.

Australia Briefing

Fighting to breathe fresh, clean air: regulations, policy direction and citizens taking a stand

Continued advancement of technological know-how to solve air quality issues requires political willpower and financial support to enable local authorities, communities and other non-state actors to drive change and make our air more breathable. There are many actions summarised here that local government can take to improve air quality. This briefing is relevant to officers…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Active Leadership for Active Transport: Live Event

Join our live Q&A event to discuss how to lead change at local and state levels and create more connected cities and neighbourhoods that prioritise walking and cycling.

Australia Event

The long road ahead: creating a safe and sustainable micromobility strategy

This briefing reports on where we’re at in the global shift to micromobility, exploring some of the benefits and problems arising through the experiences of the last few years. Utilising global case studies and research, a series of tips are provided on how to address common issues while making the most of potential co-benefits.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
Members & Global Local

Public toilet planning: an inconvenient imperative for local governments

Toilets are critical public infrastructure, but their provision is declining in many major cities. Beyond meeting our basic needs, effective provision and design of public toilets can help to achieve a range of local government objectives. This briefing explores these issues and argues for the development of local public toilet strategies.

Australia Briefing

Parliamentary update July 2022

The purpose of this briefing is to provide a monthly update on the progress of each piece of legislation through the Houses of Parliament that is of relevance to local authorities in England and Wales.

England & Wales Briefing