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

Sheffield's playgrounds go smoke-free

Sheffield City Council has launched a smoke free playground policy across Sheffield’s 152 playgrounds. Signs, developed in collaboration with Sheffield school children, are going up in children’s playgrounds across the city. The voluntary code came into effect on 22 July 2016.... continue

25 Jul 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

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
Green light for Folkestone's multi-storey skatepark

Green light for Folkestone's multi-storey skatepark
Mark Moran

No skateboarding. No rollerskates. No ball games.... continue

23 May 2016RUDI News

Children’s independent travel declines across trips by all modes, says report

The ITC is has published a timely paper from social research expert Kris Beuret OBE, which offers a wide-ranging viewpoint on transport policy and children. The paper not only highlights recent changes in children’s travel, but also explores some of the factors behind those trends, including... continue

3 May 2016RUDI News

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