Topic: Housing and Planning

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Adaptation actions in cities: what works?

9 May 2019 in Briefings

Climate change adaptation is an issue of increasing urgency. AECOM’s report for Defra compiled and analysed case studies in five cities to answer how we can evaluate the impact on climate risk of adaptation actions and what characteristics of successful actions or projects may be transferable to other projects.


The future of seaside towns

30 Apr 2019 in Briefings

The problems facing seaside towns stem from a combination of geography and wider industrial decline. A Lords committee says they must reinvent themselves by making more effective use of their assets. There needs to be increased government investment providing better transport, housing and digital infrastructure and new tailored enterprise zones.


Housing and planning round-up April 2019

16 Apr 2019 in Briefings

This month’s round-up includes news on segregated housing, rough sleeping data, right to buy, poverty, evictions and private landlords, garden towns, and brownfield sites. It also lists ongoing consultations.



Housing First: a solution for homelessness in Scotland?

27 Mar 2019 in Briefings

This briefing explores Housing First as a possible solution to rising levels of homelessness amongst society’s most vulnerable citizens. Published originally by LGiU Scotland it sets out what councils can do to aid the transition towards Housing First. A Housing First approach is now being explored in England.




High streets and town centres in 2030

14 Mar 2019 in Briefings

2018 was a tough year for retailers, with household names going into administration or announcing major restructuring and store closures. The HCLG committee concludes they are on the brink, yet with the right strategic leadership they can thrive in the future. Local authorities should be at the heart of this.