The planning system is not fit-for-purpose. A group of academics at UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning (BSP) have developed a report outlining its shortcomings and suggesting some radical changes that are necessary. Yvonne Rydin, from the BSP explains.
The Ramblers' ambitious new programme aims to record the condition of the network of paths across England and Wales with a view to improving maintenance - and we can all help; Campaigns Officer Victoria Armitage explains how.
Housing and planning, and more broadly, new approaches to mediation between conflicting interests, must be an area in which cities contemplating devolution seriously push the envelope, says Majeed Neky.
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is planning to give local people the power to get rid of bad councillors. Cllr Kevin Davis, Leader of the Council, explains why.
A recent supreme court judgement will significantly change how councils will have to assess the needs of homeless single people writes Hannah Gousy, Senior Policy Officer at Crisis.
A raft of newly elected councillors are settling in at town halls up and down the country, writes the LGiU's learning and development manager Alan Waters.
Charles Pitt of Connect Communications blogs for LGiU on the likely shape of parliament after May 7th. With the end in sight, are there any certainties in this uncertain election?
The sacred cow of the General Election has been the NHS, with parties falling over each other to make bigger and brasher promises. Guest contributor and LGiU count correspondent Rob Foster wonders what the fate of other public services will be after May 7 and urges local government to make…
Viewpoint: Public participation will be critical to the success of health and social care integration
NHS Citizen aims to give a voice to the public when it comes to making decisions about the future of the NHS, writes Simon Burall, Director of Involve.
Angelica Gavin, a solicitor in the Government & Infrastructure Team at Browne Jacobson LLP, looks at some of the implications of local devolution.