The Improvement Service has launched an interactive collection of Local Government climate change case studies. Judi Kilgallon explains the efforts to showcase how councils across Scotland are working to drive change
This primer introduces you to the role of local authorities in tackling the climate emergency and highlights three key areas of climate action. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.
The National Infrastructure Commission’s report, “Infrastructure Progress Review 2022”, considers the UK government’s progress in meeting infrastructure targets and the feasibility of meeting longer-term aims. This briefing highlights the areas where the government is struggling and runs the risk of failing to meet longer-term delivery.
This event hosted by the LGIU will bring together political and local government experts to discuss reaching net zero, the role of councils in sustainable development, and the intersection with the cost of living crisis.
Local governments play an integral role in steering the transition to EVs in Australia. This briefing discusses the role of councillors and council staff in the adoption of electric vehicles in council fleets, the provision of fleet charging infrastructure, and planning policies related to charging infrastructure.
As “pothole season” gets underway in the Northern Hemisphere and flood-hit Australian councils face thousands of potholes, stretching budgets and risking driver safety, we looked at road maintenance.
Parts of Australia have suffered devastating flooding in recent weeks. In this article, we highlight how the local government family have rallied to support afflicted councils, acknowledging uncertainty over state and national relief measures.
As the climate crisis worsens, extreme heat events are becoming an increasingly common across the world. These events pose a serious threat to life as well as to supply chains, infrastructure and economies. Miami-Dade County is one place that is leading the way in addressing extreme heat. In this article Mayor Daniella Levine Cava discusses…
This is the latest in our series of briefings dealing with the Local Government Audit Service (LGAS) Value for Money (VFM) Reports in Ireland. In particular, we zone in on the January 2022 report, an overview of Road Maintenance (Regional and Local Roads) in Local Authorities.
This Global Local edition brings together the content we’ve featured so far this year, along with survey findings and a look ahead to the coming months.