Analysis

PPN 04/20 – What’s changing and how can we plan for the future?

02/07/2020

Lucy Woods explains what contracting authorities should do to prepare for new PPN 04/20 guidance.

Changing the face of public realm design post-Covid

30/06/2020

What has Covid taught us about public realm? Peter Hogg explores.

Delivering a better post-pandemic public realm

25/06/2020

Chris Hodson explores how established and new techniques can help transform streets and public spaces to meet new challenges.

Ten ways for councils to rebuild local economies post-Covid-19

23/06/2020

Alexander Jan sets out ten ideas to help local authorities get started in rebuilding local economies post-Covid-19.

Moving to the cloud

17/06/2020

Cllr Dominic Twomey explains how the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham maintained and improved contact centre performance during a crisis.

Local government must look to the skies

12/06/2020

Gary Cutts outlines the three key steps that councils must take to fully embrace new airborne services.

How councils can protect leisure services

10/06/2020

Leisure services offer communities a lifeline, so we must protect them from the worst of Covid-19, says Penny Rinta-Suksi.

Remote local authority meetings

08/06/2020

Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy outline the challenges and opportunities presented by conducting remote meetings in local government.

A golden age of local government

04/06/2020

Tim Pope says that the coronavirus crisis has led to a renewed sense of purpose and ingenuity in local government.

Why recovery will bring a new healthcare estate

03/06/2020

Gareth Banks explains why Covid-19 will create a new impetus to revise healthcare estates and build a health infrastructure that can support new demands.

How local economies can recover from a global crisis

29/05/2020

Chelsea Dosad outlines what priorities local areas should focus on to help support economic recovery.

Contact tracing apps: Considerations for local authorities

27/05/2020

Dr Nathaniel O'Grady outlines what four key points should be considered by local authorities before the roll-out of the tracing app begins.

The power of local systems to save lives

22/05/2020

Councils and their partners could do even more to contain the spread of COVID-19 if properly funded to undertake a robust localised system of testing, tracking and tracing, argues Professor Donna Hall.

Participatory budgeting

21/05/2020

Evgeny Barkov explains what participatory budgeting means and how it can reveal what citizens need.

Cyber crisis management

18/05/2020

Richard Stephenson outlines cybersecurity issues to be aware of during the pandemic and how to minimize risk.

Covid-19: Wirral Council workforce case study

13/05/2020

Wirral Council explains how it has managed to engage and support its workforce during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Protecting local businesses and economies

12/05/2020

Steve Bratt is calling on local government to engage in collaborative discussions to help resolve contractual disputes arising from the pandemic.

Construction contract clauses can prevent Covid-19 legal battles

05/05/2020

Adrian Hill explains what local authorities need to do to navigate the potential implications of Covid-19 to delays on project completions within NEC contracts agreements.

Investing in commercial property amidst Covid-19

04/05/2020

A new inquiry will explore investments in commercial property by councils. Lucy Woods explains what the inquiry is likely to look into, the implications for local authorities and what changes they may have to make.

Charities call for frontline feedback

29/04/2020

Sam Royston calls on emergency support providers to provide feedback on how Covid-19 is affecting their services.

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