Private companies should release results of cladding tests, says LGA chair Lord Porter

Private companies should release results of cladding tests, says LGA chair Lord Porter
Mark Moran

The Local Government Association (LGA) calling on the government to launch an urgent review of building regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 80 people. The LGA believes there is a need to act now rather than wait for the outcomes... continue

19 Jul 2017RUDI News

NYC study shows that bicycle lanes are 'exceptionally good value' because they address multiple public health problems

A new study, The cost-effectiveness of bike lanes in New York City, has determined that investments in bicycle lanes come with an exceptionally good value because they simultaneously address multiple public health problems, and are more cost-effective than the majority of preventive approaches used... continue

5 Oct 2016RUDI News
New 'gaming' tool simulates development process

New 'gaming' tool simulates development process

There is not enough affordable housing in the United States, or the UK. Or in most cities around the world. A new online ‘gaming-type’ tool created by the Urban Institute, and... continue

1 Aug 2016RUDI News

North Lincolnshire Council proposes new Garden City with 10,000 homes

The council is planning on submitting a proposal to the Government to apply for Garden City status for Lincolnshire Lakes and surrounding areas. The Garden City would cover over 10,000 homes across the whole of Lincolnshire Lakes and a number of nearby areas. It would help reposition and raise... continue

11 Jul 2016RUDI News

Insurance, motorway assist systems and remote control parking under review in new CCAV consultation

A new Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) consultation is seeking views on proposals for people and businesses in the UK to use automated vehicle technologies, and advanced driver assistance systems. Automated vehicle technology will profoundly change the way we travel, says CCAV,... continue

11 Jul 2016RUDI News
$50 million smarter travel funding award for US city unites innovators

$50 million smarter travel funding award for US city unites innovators

Columbus has been selected as the winner of the $40 million Smart Cities grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, Vulcan Inc. has contributed another $10 million to incorporate electric vehicle infrastructure. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary... continue

28 Jun 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 TRL/TSC collaboration on Intelligent Mobility will impact on modellers

A strategic collaboration between two of the UK’s Intelligent Mobility (IM) leaders, TRL and the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) will further accelerate the deployment of advanced transport systems in the UK. The move follows the launch of the TSC’s Technology Strategy for Intelligent... continue

14 Jun 2016RUDI News

UK's Behavioural Insights Team helps US to deliver a city data resource toolkit

What Works Cities has launched a Resource Toolkit in the US - openly available - that includes best practices in designing open data policies and creating open data portals, advancing performance management programmes by setting stronger targets, utilising behavioural insights to run randomised... continue

14 Jun 2016RUDI News

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