In Ireland the use of temporary accommodation B&Bs by local authorities has been questioned by homelessness charities as not appropriate long-term approach. Here, we examine strategies local authorities in Scotland are considering and ask whether Scotland can have confidence homelessness will be addressed.
This briefing examines the issues around building metropolitan governance arrangements to underpin a strategic planning framework for Ireland, noting how the move towards metropolitan arrangements is now a common feature of local and regional public service reform across the OECD.
This briefing is one of our series of briefings on a sense of place. It considers what sense of place and identity mean in relation to regeneration and how retaining and building on sense of place can ensure the sustainability of projects.
The reports covered in this briefing provide more evidence of the importance of walking and examples of the kind of initiatives that could be introduced to make cities in Ireland safer and more pleasant to walk around.
In this briefing we look at the housing action programme and the challenges it faces in delivering sufficient affordable housing to meet the future needs of the country. The key question: is the current policy platform sufficient robust or is a change in direction required?
Job creation for inclusive growth in cities: Learning from cities like Chicago, Melbourne, and Limerick
This briefing explores the findings from a report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that sets out the aims, rationales and types of demand-side policies for inclusive growth in cities, with evidence from global cities Chicago, Melbourne and Limerick.
In this Briefing we look at this external arrangements for auditing local authorities and examine the demands it is now making on the day to date management of local government funds and budgets.
This briefing looks at how councils can work effectively with the media when faced with bad news or a crisis, including tips for elected members and officers on how to ensure the local authority remains in charge of the situation.
This briefing presents an overview of the planning policy role assigned to the five main city regions in the draft National Planning Framework Ireland 2040 Our Plan, and discusses the challenges likely to arise in implementing the objectives set for those cities.
The commentary to date on Brexit has focused on the politics, the likely outcome of the negotiations and the consequences of the new arrangements. There has been limited analysis of the negotiation processes that will give effect to Brexit. This is the topic that will be focused on here.