Topic: Sustainability and Environmental issues

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Cut the Bull: how changing your diet could help save the planet

19 Sep 2019 in Briefings

As the effects of climate change become better recognised, more attention is being focused towards the issue of food impacts on climate change. This briefing will make recommendations on the ways in which local governments can address issues of health and climate change through diet.



What can Open Streets do?

17 Sep 2019 in Briefings

In this briefing we draw on the international experiences with Open Streets across the globe to ask what Open Streets can do in UK towns and cities, and how.



Embedding the environment in your Local Industrial Strategy

29 Aug 2019 in Briefings

How do local areas reconcile environmental needs with the industrial, commercial and residential development envisaged in Local Industrial Strategies? How do predominately rural areas pursue a modern industrial strategy? And how do mostly urban areas meet the government’s environmental expectations?




The Puzzle of Rural Exodus in High Income Countries

13 Aug 2019 in Briefings

This briefing explores how fighting rural depopulation requires an understanding of the root causes in a deep and systematic way, that solutions will require more than earmarked investments and industrial deals, and both rural and urban local authorities can benefit from exploring partnerships.


Densification and its objectors in Johannesburg, South Africa

5 Aug 2019 in Briefings

What are the reasons and objectives behind the drive for densification in South African cities generally and Johannesburg specifically? This briefing describes the policies to achieve densification in the city, why they have engendered animosity from resident groups and how the city is handling these objections.