Topic: Transport and infrastructure

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

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Public toilet planning: an inconvenient imperative for local governments

This briefing explores these issues and argues for the development of local public toilet strategies.This briefing will be of interest to local council staff and councillors pursuing greater accessibility and inclusion, environmental sustainability, economic prosperity, health and wellbeing, recreation participation, and walkability of their communities.

Australia Briefing
Members

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
Members

Local climate ambition – signed, sealed and partly delivered

Introduction As set out in the 2008 Climate Change Act, the CCC report to UK Parliament annually on the UK Government’s progress in reducing emissions, in line with the target of achieving net zero domestic emissions by 2050. This year’s report, published in June 2022, is the first since the publication of the UK Government’s…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members

Subtle density in the suburbs: reimagining the 1960s walk-up apartment block

As cities grow the older building stock is gradually replaced by new buildings. Ideally, these newer buildings are higher quality, more sustainable and better suited to our contemporary needs. But that is not necessarily the case, and there is a risk that current approaches to urban renewal will produce lower amenity, less flexible and less…

Australia Briefing With case study
Members

Social infrastructure – rapid evidence review of community initiatives

There is growing interest amongst politicians and policymakers in the potential role of social/community infrastructure in promoting thriving communities. Policies introduced across several UK nations aim to grow social infrastructure. This report examines the evidence base on ‘what works’ with regard to social infrastructure and community initiatives.

Australia, England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Urban planning for climate change mitigation

Climate change continues to set an alarming trajectory and is already borne out in the more frequent and extreme weather events we’ve witnessed in recent months. Current global efforts to avoid the potentially catastrophic effects of global warming above 1.5 degrees are not sufficient, and more climate change mitigation efforts are needed urgently. This requires…

Australia Briefing
Members

England policy round-up – June/July 2022

Our new, monthly policy round-up for England provides a summary of key policy and practice documents affecting local government. This edition covers policy/research papers from June and early July 2022, a period dominated by political instability, the cost of living crisis, gloomy economic news and industrial action.

England & Wales Briefing
Members & Global Local

Quarterly round-up July 2022

Our quarterly round-up edition of Global Local allows you to revisit your favourite topics – and gives our new readers a chance to catch up. Keep reading for a refresh on our top content from the past few months.

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Freshwater management

We put the spotlight on all things local water management, from clearing pollution and improving biodiversity to securing the supply of fresh, safe drinking water.

Daily-news

From snow that only melted yesterday: water management in Chicago

This article explores the importance of local waterways to Chicago’s development, how they are tackling ongoing challenges of water pollution, and some of the projects developed by local authorities to improve water management in and around the city.

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