Opportunities abound for many smaller cities but those on the rise also face a myriad of challenges. Hannah Muirhead found much food for thought at a recent Academy of Urbanism conference in Cork.
Floods have a huge, potentially disastrous impact on communities up and down the country. Though we can't stop it happening, we can look for ways to minimise the damage and to support those affected.
LGiU and SEA have worked together on this state-of-the-nation look at local authorities and traffic enforcement. Our research shows that councils take their responsibility to deliver appropriate, local strategies which protect the law-abiding majority seriously. Councils have come in for criticism that their strategies are cynical and revenue-raising, but our research in fact finds that […]
The White Paper “Water for Life”is a ambitious paper that attempts to deal with competition in the water industry, over-extraction, tariffs and pollution. The LGiU believes that the government’s policy should also reflect the central role of local communities not just as consumers but as stewards of the UK’s precious natural resources. In The Eight Principles […]
Successfully delivering safe, secure low-carbon energy will be one of the main challenges facing public sector organisations in the next decade. The choices are bewildering and the stakes very high. In response to this challenge the LGiU has published this guide to help local authorities and other public sector organisations to navigate their way through […]
This paper calls for a new settlement between communities, local government, national government and its agencies to improve the stewardship of local natural resources, which the LGiU has named ‘Local SONAR’. The current legal framework and governance structures in the UK are not well suited to delivering sustainable development. They are too centralised and deal […]