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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Ports and local authorities: understanding the complexity of new and enduring agendas

This briefing looks at the UK’s port sector and the major pressures it faces to adapt to environmental challenges. Overall, ports are key players in their cities and communities as they often play a part in defining the area’s identity and culture.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing With case study
Members

England policy round-up: April and May 2023

This policy round-up for England looks at the most relevant and recent announcements and publications during spring – an eventful period which saw local elections in much of England and the Coronation. Government announcements included a Great British insulation scheme and the ‘Pioneer’ programme as the alternative to the EU’s Horizon science/innovation programme.

England & Wales Briefing
Members & Global Local

Do emissions-controlled zones work? A review of the results

For the first time, emissions-controlled zones have been floated as a possibility in New South Wales, however, they are not a novel idea and have been implemented elsewhere for over two decades. This briefing explores the evidence from other countries and the various pros and cons they offer to factors like health, environment and economy.

Australia, England & Wales Briefing

A vision of town centre living from Argyll and Bute Council

Ahead of our upcoming article on Paisley 2030 and town centre regeneration in Scotland, we hear from Fergus Murray, Head of Development and Economic Growth at Argyll & Bute Council on how local government can, and should, embrace town centre living.

Scotland Blog-article

Thinks Big Space! Library innovation in South Dublin County Council

Next up in our series of articles showcasing the latest local government innovation from the Chambers Ireland 2022 Excellence in Local Government Awards, South Dublin County Council tells us about Think Big Space in South Dublin Libraries.

Ireland Blog-article With case study
Members

England policy round-up: February and March 2023

This policy round-up for England looks at policy announcements and publications from February and March 2023, a period which began with a reshuffle and saw some important announcements, including the budget, a white paper on health and disability (aimed at supporting people into work) and ‘powering up Britain’.

England & Wales Briefing
Members & Global Local

Are community infrastructure benchmarks fit for purpose?

This briefing is the first in a series which looks at community infrastructure planning. In particular, this provides an overview of the current infrastructure benchmarks, how to use them, what to be aware of, and how they need to adapt.

Australia Briefing

See Her Elected and the campaign for equality in 2024 local elections and beyond

As part of LGIU’s coverage for International Women’s Day, Dr Michelle Maher, Programme Manager of See Her Elected, discusses how they are working to increase women’s participation in local government, especially ahead of the 2024 local elections.

Ireland, Northern Ireland Blog-article With case study

Clew Bay Bike Trail – Building momentum in Mayo

First in our series of articles exploring the winners at Chambers Ireland 2022 Excellence in Local Government Awards, we hear from Mayo County Council on how the Clew Bike trail won the Supporting Tourism Award.

Ireland Blog-article With case study