Topic: Transport and infrastructure

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


Are we just around the corner with 20-minute neighbourhoods?

For many, the long commute to and from the office has been abandoned as Covid-19 has forced us to live, work and shop local. It is predicted this will result in profound and permanent lifestyles changes, accelerating shifts to a 20-minute neighbourhood model. In this blog, the changes and challenges to achieving 20-minute neighbourhoods are…

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Towards creating a strategy for 20-minute neighbourhoods

So you want to implement a 20-minute neighbourhood strategy in your town or city – what next? This blog outlines the key requirements of a 20-minute neighbourhood before covering practical actions councils can take to formulate a strategy and start making changes.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Moving to a post-COVID setting for infrastructure

This briefing examines a recent report from Infrastructure Australia (IA) which profiles the impacts of COVID-19 on individual and household behaviours, and impacts on the shape of key infrastructure sectors, providing an important context for local governments to understand in their planning and infrastructure decision making.

Australia Briefing

Summer recap: International planning and housing briefings

This recap provides some summer reading for Australian local government officials and staff that are interested in housing and planning matters and provides links to the original briefings for those interested in more detail. This is just a small window into the breadth of content available in the LGiU briefings catalogue.

Australia Briefing

Cyclepaths to Recovery: Fast-tracking active travel and public realm investments

This briefing looks at the benefits and challenges around fast-tracking active travel and public realm investments in response to government investment and provides examples of some local councils’ responses, particularly into major city centres.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing With case study

How effectively are NSW councils delivering growth infrastructure?

A discussion of the recent performance of NSW local governments in delivering growth infrastructure, based on annual financial statements and population growth data – focusing on local government areas where effective and efficient delivery of growth infrastructure particularly matters.

Australia Briefing With case study

Spending Review November 2020: Highlights for Scottish local government

Today the Chancellor laid out his much-anticipated one-year Spending Review, in place of the Comprehensive Spending Review and three-year plan he had hoped to produce before the pandemic disrupted the economic backdrop. This on-the-day briefing brings you the highlights.

Scotland Briefing