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Beautiful by design

September 1, 2015 by LGiU

A recent ResPublica paper suggests that communities need a legal right to beauty. Janet Sillett finds much to ponder in the idea.


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The first 100 days – commitments, progress and tensions

August 19, 2015 by Janet Sillett

Can any modern UK government live up to Franklin D Roosevelt’s first 100 days in 1933 where the legislation was passed to create the New Deal (and where apparently the concept of the first 100 days was born)? It’s highly unlikely, but nevertheless politicos and the media like to judge how…


David Cameron at Conservative party conference

The first 100 days: impact on local government

August 19, 2015

The first hundred days is a significant milestone in a new government’s journey. Have they been implementing manifesto commitments, what has been dropped or amended, what’s new? What is the impact and what does it tell us about what the political weather may hold for the next 1725 days?


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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.


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Abstract synapses, body, health, mind

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Infrastructure Act 2015

April 9, 2015

This briefing provides for an overview and selective report of the Infrastructure Act 2015 which received Royal Assent on 12 February 2015. The changes introduced by this Act, most of which will come into force at a later date, are intended to make the delivery of a range of infrastructure…


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Planning: pre-general election special

March 27, 2015

After significant reforms to the planning system, the Coalition says ‘the planning system is delivering and land supply is coming forward’. But is it delivering places as well as houses? Planning must focus on more than just housing need, and stakeholders are keen to get this onto the election agenda.


Funding, housing, houses, building

The Elphicke-House report on housing delivery

February 24, 2015

The Elphicke report, "From statutory provider to housing delivery enabler" argues that councils should take on a more central role in enabling the delivery of new housing by a variety of providers. This briefing will be of particular interest to everyone with responsibility for housing, planning, finance and growth.


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