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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Ireland 2040 Our Plan – The role of the metropolitan cities

This briefing presents an overview of the planning policy role assigned to the five main city regions in the draft National Planning Framework Ireland 2040 Our Plan, and discusses the challenges likely to arise in implementing the objectives set for those cities.

Ireland Briefing
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Ireland 2040 Our Plan – overview of the draft National Planning Framework

This briefing presents an overview of the main policy objectives and implementation measures contained in the draft National Planning Framework. The objectives and measures are discussed in the light of experience in implementing the former National Spatial Strategy

Ireland Briefing
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Creating walking cities

It is now widely recognised that walking has a key role to play in addressing many of the serious public health concerns facing cities. This briefing summarises a range of reports on walking and looks at examples of what is being done to create places which are attractive for pedestrians.

England & Wales Briefing
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High Speed Rail update – Summer 2017

This briefing provides an update on key developments on the HS2 project, including an overview of recent Government decisions on phase 2b, progress on the enabling legislation and an overview of the latest activities relating to high speed rail for the North and Scotland.

England & Wales Briefing

Coastal Towns and Cities: unique challenges, unique solutions

From port management and docklands regeneration to erosion and vulnerability to climate change, coastal towns and cities face unique challenges that require unique policy thinking to address. LGiU’s Hannah Muirhead explores some of these issues and takes a quick look at some interesting ways councils in Ireland and the UK are dealing with them. We’ll…

Ireland Blog Post Blog
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Ageing in Ireland and the UK – Contrasting Approaches

With their remit for wellbeing, public health, and community development, local authorities have a central role to play in promoting age friendly communities. Such a remit is not easy at a period of austerity, yet three case studies from the UK and Ireland provide lessons as to how this might be done.

Ireland Briefing
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Improving air quality in the UK: tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities

In May 2017, the government released its updated air quality action plan. The consultation ended on 15 June. The plan states that local authorities are “best placed to take the lead” on air pollution, but no new funding is announced. Anticipated incentives to discourage diesel car purchases were postponed.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing