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Radical ideas for a better planning system

June 30, 2015 by LGiU

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.


Walk this way

June 29, 2015 by LGiU

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.


Will devolution get more homes built?

June 22, 2015 by LGiU

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.


Hammer and gavel, law, justice, courts

Viewpoint: A single duty

May 28, 2015 by LGiU

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.

Council chamber, politics, town hall, leadership

Welcome to the town hall

May 19, 2015 by LGiU

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.

Chequered flag, race, winning

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Election viewpoint: the General Election and the future of local government

April 28, 2015 by LGiU

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…

Blood pressure monitor, health care, hospital, hospice

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