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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.