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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.

How Can Local Authorities Work Towards Green Recovery?

Leaders within local authorities must play their part in tackling climate change. This report acts a guide for local authorities, sharing advice on best practice and practical steps to combat climate change. Themes covered include: electric vehicles, town planning, biodiversity and much more.

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.

A Multi-Agency Hub Approach to Community Regeneration

Copeland, a coastal town in Cumbria has reaped the rewards of a multi-agency approach to community regeneration. This article discusses the multi-agency work in Copeland to tackle anti-social behaviour and to make the town a better place to visit.

Rebuilding the Coastal Tourism Sector and Supporting Local Economies

The pandemic has had a significant impact on the Coastal Tourism sector, with 53% of coastal businesses saying it will be more than a year before their business returns to a profit. This article presents suggestions from the National Coastal Tourism Academy on how to rebuild the coastal tourism industry in response to Covid-19.

Reviving the Lincolnshire Seaside: Coast Collaboration for a Connected Coast

In 2020 Mablethorpe and Skegness, both towns on the Lincolnshire coast, joined forces to bid for £50 million of The Towns Fund. This case study outlines the proposed projects of the Lincolnshire Connected Coast Board to regenerate its coastal towns.

Public Sector Estates: Developing a Commercial Approach to Estate Management

Nottingham University has one of the largest estates in the education sector and effective management of the institution requires careful planning, Linda Goodacre discussed the strategy of the university, outlining their priorities, as well as offering tips for the planning of future funding opportunities.

Public Sector Estates: Meeting Net Zero through Strategic Estate Management

The UK Government has a target to achieve at least 50% reduction in carbon emissions across the public sector estate by 2032. Christine St John Cox and Stuart Burrows offered insights into the decarbonisation of the public sector estate and how this mission aligns with new forms of estate management.

How London is Leading the way with Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Electric vehicle infrastructure is dominating conversations surrounding urban town planning. London is currently leading the way in the UK, but how is the City preparing for the expected explosionve growth in EV usage in the next ten years?

Responding to the Shifting Priorities of Road and Rail Users

Covid-19 has majorly impacted road and rail users' priorities. This article discusses how Transport Focus has continued to monitor and respond to these preferences.

High Streets 2021: Monitoring Footfall and Foot-flow Data to Inform the Pandemic Response

Footfall is a vital metric which provides a measure of activity on local high streets. Chris Wade from the People and Places Partnership discusses the monitoring of footfall and foot-flow data to inform the pandemic response.

High Streets 2021: Helping Town Centre Businesses and Creating New Opportunities

The restrictions introduced in response to Covid-19 triggered an unprecedented emptying of city centres and high streets across the country. Carol Pryah of the Historic Coventry Trust discusses support packages for town centre businesses.

High Streets 2021: Supporting Places through Covid-19

High Streets have been decimated by Covid-19 and local communities are working hard to recover. Professor Cathy Parker from the Institute of Place Management shares their recovery framework for supporting places through the crisis.

Introducing Clean Air Zones: Bath & North Somerset Council

In March 2021, Bath & North Somerset Council launched a Clean Air Zone in the city of Bath. This case study considers how the council planned and developed the project, highlighting its benefits.

Redeveloping and Releasing Surplus Land to Generate Income

There are over 65,000 buildings in the school estate, estimated to cover more than 100,000 acres of land. In this article we’ll explore different ways to generate income from an existing estate.

Flooding Resilience, Management & Response: Current Flood Risk Management Approaches in York

Steve Wragg, Flood Risk Manager City of York Council, spoke at The Flooding Conference: Resilience, Management, and Response.

Flooding Resilience, Management & Response: Driving Innovation amongst SME’s to Create New Flood Products, Services, and Processes

Pip Betts, Project Manager at the Flood Innovation Centre University of Hull, spoke at The Flooding Conference: Resilience, Management, and Response.

Flooding Resilience, Management & Response: Learning from BITC’s National Business Response Network

Hannah Tankard, Director of the Business Emergency Resilience Campaign at Business in the Community, spoke about BITC's national business response network at The Flooding Conference: Resilience, Management, and Response.

Decarbonising Transport and Infrastructure: The Role of Data in Decarbonising Infrastructure Assets

Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, University of Cambridge spoke about the role of data in decarbonising infrastructure at The Decarbonising Transport and Infrastructure Conference, 2020.