The top read GB features of 2018

2019 is set to be another financially difficult year for the local government. Here, we look back on the most popular features from GB this year

The battle for planning approval success

There are no short cuts to local authority planning approval, says Sam Dewar, who believes that close co-operation is key to securing success in 2019

Leading Lights outshine the gloom (c) ViridianSolar

If the public sector learns from its solar successes this year, it could spark a bottom-up solar revolution in 2019, says Leonie Greene

Exploring air pollution and health

Clean air is expected to be a substantial part of the upcoming Environment Bill. Here, Pauline Castres looks at the urgent need for action

Hitting the brakes on traffic-related air pollution

Professor Gillian Leng discusses the dangerous impact that air pollution is having on our nation’s health and the role that NICE is playing in the fight against it

This green and pleasant land

The British Association of Landscape Industries explains what the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan could mean for local areas

Changes in the Drone Economy 2018

Elena Major outlines some of the developments in the UAS industry and their use in government and public services

Is G-Cloud fit for purpose?

Romy Hughes considers what else the government can do to accelerate the digitisation of public services and improve its G-Cloud offering

Walking and cycling network worth £7.6bn per annum

Rachel White reports on the findings of the ‘Paths for Everyone’ report and the huge opportunity for central and local governments

Digital transformation: reshaping local government

Local governments must embrace digital transformation in order to sustain public services, writes Eman Al-Hillawi and Peter Marsden

A history of public sector procurement: recalling the cloud

The G-Cloud frameworks have been helping public procurement since 2012. Here, we recall the steps that have been taken

Safeguarding the public this festive season

With this year’s Christmas markets just around the corner, visitor safety and security is at the forefront of organisers’ minds, writes Iain Moran

A county council perspective

Discussing the latest issues affecting local government, Cllr Philip Atkins addresses the difficulties in balancing the books

Data and preventing homelessness

Andrew Walker discusses the talking points of the LGiU's first Local Government Homelessness Commission

Driving modal shift from car to bus

The Greener Journeys Behaviour Change Lab applied behavioural insights to develop innovative ideas that encouraged drivers to switch to the bus

Bringing about a more sustainable transport system

Darren Shirley discusses the current state of public transport and how local communities can encourage sustainable transport in their regions

A Digital Masterplan for local authorities and their fibre networks

Richard Watts explains the nine stages for a local authority to consider in its rollout plans for a prospective full fibre network

Local government services and the declining High Street

Local authorities should be given more freedom over the tax revenues they can generate, writes Nigel Wilcock

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