Topic: Transport and infrastructure

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



Addressing the challenges of rural education in the UK

This briefing examines the challenges facing local authorities in delivering quality education to young people in rural communities across the UK. It also proposes solutions to those challenges, with examples from a variety of different local authority areas.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study

A regional approach to planning for electric vehicles

The Northern Councils Alliance recently launched the Community Electric Vehicle Transition Plan to support lower-emission transport options and prepare for EV adoption. This briefing explores the plans and it’s recommendations for local, state, and federal governments, emphasizing the importance of regional collaboration in EV transition.

Australia Briefing With case study

Are we parking wrong? Harnessing the ‘5 Ps of Parking’

In his recently published book, “Rethinking Parking: Planning and Urban Design Perspectives” Dr. David Mepham advocates for a revamped approach to parking, addressing the ‘5 Ps of Parking’ – Place, Politics, Policy, Price, and Professional Practice. The briefing delves into these themes, emphasizing the importance of a holistic parking solution.

Australia Briefing

England policy round-up: December 2023 and January 2024

Our England policy round-up overviews the key policy announcements and publications for local government. December and January saw commentators assess progress against Rishi Sunak’s five policy pledges and look ahead to the general election. The latest edition features publications on public service reform, levelling up, poverty and much more.

England & Wales Briefing

Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland Part 2: local EV charging network challenges

This is the second briefing in our two-part series on the implementation of Ireland’s National Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Network. It is focused on the provision of EV charging points at the local level and the lead role assigned to the local government sector in implementing the EV charging policy.

Ireland Briefing
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Misinformation: Case studies and resources to help tackle it

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we focus on those who are fighting misinformation and disinformation locally. You’ll find best practice from Finland, the USA and the UK, along with plenty of practical policy and resources to help point you in the right direction.

Global Blog-article
Members & Global Local

Global Local: The Electric Vehicle transition

This Global Local explores local government's role in the transition to EV, and provides examples for implementing and incentivising the switch to EVs.