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Local Government Climate Action: Declaring a Climate Emergency and Practical Next Steps for Local Authorities

300 councils in the UK have now declared a climate emergency, but only 100 have climate action plans. We heard from Paul O’Brien, Chief Executive of the Association for Public Service Excellence, about the value in climate action plans and the priorities that should be set in them.

Local Government Climate Action: Creating Clean Air Villages: Engaging with Business, Communities and Hospitals

London’s air is renowned for being highly polluted. The Cross River Partnership’s (CRP) Clean Air Villages Programme is striving to clean up London’s Air. We heard from Fiona Coull from the CRP about how the project is being rolled out across several boroughs in London and the benefits it is having to local communities.

Local Government Climate Action: Improving the Delivery of Decarbonised Transport and Infrastructure

With a national move toward electric vehicles inevitable, local authorities are beginning to prepare. We heard from Joe Baker, Head of Service at Haringey Council about their strategy to implement charging infrastructure and public electric fleets.

The Impact of Covid-19 on the High street

The pandemic had a severe impact on highstreet in the UK. In April 2021. footfall across highstreets fell by 88% compared to 2019. This infographic gives an overview of the current state of town centres as well as looking at the future of highstreets.

House Building and Supply in the UK

There is currently a housing crisis in the UK, with current estimates putting the number of new homes needed in England at up to 345,000 a year. In this infographic, we explore some of the latest data and key policy initiatives designed to tackle the nation’s need for new housing.

Improving Community Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Ahead of the Governments promise to stop the sale of diesel and petrol cars by 2030, Haringey Borough Council have began restructuring the borough in preparation for the eventual transition to electric. This case study outlines their strategy.

Ensuring Access to Green Space, Making Space for Nature in Thamesmead

Peabody is one of the oldest housing associations in London and is responsible for just under 72,000 homes around the City and the South East. This case study will look at Peabody’s green infrastructure project in Thamesmead.

Interview: Methods for Taking Climate Action at a Local Level

We spoke to Susan Halliwell, Co-Chair of ADEPT’s South East Network, about the steps ADEPT are taking to help local authorities take climate action.

The Role of Local Authorities in Achieving Net Zero

300 out of 404 District, County, Unitary & Metropolitan Councils have declared a Climate Emergency [4]. In doing so, a local authority is acknowledging it ‘needs to act on the causes and impacts of climate change’. There are many changes local authorities can take to begin steps towards net zero,

Cultural Regeneration: Lessons from The Really Local Group

Really Local Group creates and restores cultural infrastructure through the regeneration and renewal of the UK’s highstreets. They work to create bespoke venues that provide a mixture of retail, entertainment, hospitality, creative and community spaces.

How can we Adapt our High Streets to Ensure Future Sustainability?

eCommerce has posed a threat to the High Street for some time, but Covid has provided another challenge. How can the High Street adapt?

Transforming our High Streets – A Route Map to Recovery

In the first 6 months of 2020 the Retail Gazette reported that there had been a loss of over 24,000 retail jobs. With challenges for the entertainment and restaurant sector, including increased costs and managing capacity for social distancing, there is a real concern on whether business will survive.