Report quantifies impact of bus services on reducing social deprivation

Improving local bus services boosts employment and improves income, helping to reduce social deprivation, according to a new report published by Greener Journeys, the sustainable transport group. The... continue

25 Oct 2016RUDI News

MPs say health should be a ‘material consideration’ for planning proposals

MPs have urged ministers to stipulate that health should be a material consideration in both planning and licensing law. A new report from the Commons Health Committee says: ‘It is crucial that health considerations are taken into account in all areas of local government policy.... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News

Women and Equalities Committee launch inquiry into shared space and accessibility

The Women and Equalities Committee launch an inquiry into the accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces. The inquiry documents says: 'The accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces is an issue not just for those of us with a permanent physical disability. With an ageing... continue

15 Aug 2016RUDI News

Housing-led regeneration provides a good return on investment, says study

The way funding is made available to promote regeneration needs to change because it can more than prove its economic return, according to a new report. The report, Regeneration Revival, commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), Sheffield Hallam University's Centre for Regional... continue

27 Jun 2016RUDI News

New guidance: Locally-Led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities should not use ‘garden’ as a convenient label

The government has published an update to its prospectus for a new wave of garden settlements. Ministers are stressing that these new garden villages and towns must be locally led, must provide for ‘starter homes’ and must establish ‘a clear and distinct sense of identity.... continue

27 Jun 2016RUDI News
Global mayoral groups join to work against climate change...do I spot a lack of diversity?

Global mayoral groups join to work against climate change...do I spot a lack of diversity?

The world’s two primary city-led climate change and energy initiatives, the EU Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, has announced the formation of a new, first-of-its-kind global initiative of cities and local governments leading in the fight against climate change. This single initiative, rather sadly formed (if the photo is to believed, of... continue

27 Jun 2016RUDI News

Fears on road safety as mums and grans admit to 'distraction' and police across EU fail to enforce distracted driving

Nearly 50% of participants in a recent survey across users of the Mumsnet and Gransnet websites say they get more distracted with driving today than before. survey, of 1070 people from the two websites, conducted on behalf of IAM RoadSmart, wanted to better understand aspects of driving... continue

27 Jun 2016RUDI News
Linking local policy to global goals: app to help local authorities deliver new Sustainable Development Goals

Linking local policy to global goals: app to help local authorities deliver new Sustainable Development Goals

A new free app has been released that helps local government to understand how each one of the UN’s new 17 Sustainable Development Goals is directly related to the daily work of local and regional governments. It has been developed by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), which represents and defends the interests of local governments on the world stage, regardless of the size of the communities they serve.... continue

14 Jun 2016RUDI News

Join us on the road to the New Urban Agenda, 2016

Habitat III is shorthand for a major global summit held every 10 years, and formally known as the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. This year it will be held in Quito, Ecuador, on 17-20 October 2016.  The preparatory process along the road to Quito has... continue

23 May 2016RUDI News

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