Road maintenance: don’t stop now

Rick Green sets out how this increased investment still falls short of the amount needed to maintain local roads to target conditions

Tackling the scourge of fuel poverty: What the government needs to do

Mike Foster, chief executive of the EUA, looks at what the government must do to lift households out of fuel poverty and cold, damp homes

Automation and the rebirth of local government services

Oliver Cook looks at the way government is adopting robotics and automation, as well as the opportunities the technology will provide

Building cyber resilience is critical as threats rise

Steve Durbin details how organisations can increase their cyber resilience profile over the next twelve months

Making the case for quality spaces

Fay Holland, from national community charity Groundwork, looks at the benefits of investing in our community spaces

Reducing the amount of waste we create

The Government’s landmark Resources and Waste strategy needs continued ambition to ensure success, says Maddy Haughton-Boakes

Asbestos awareness needed to save lives in public sector buildings

With more than 16 million square metres of property owned by the UK government, public sector buildings are now under scrutiny by UKATA

The recipe for unlocking cities’ prosperity

To unlock the prosperity of urban areas the government must address a lack of funding for local authorities, writes Andrew Carter

Invest in playgrounds to avert a health crisis

Children are increasingly sedentary on their screens. And with dwindling free outdoor play provision, investment in playgrounds is key to averting a major crisis, writes Mark Hardy

The third Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework has been designed to support the public sector in its digital transformation of services

Nottingham City Council has set itself an ambitious target to become the first carbon neutral city in the UK by 2028. We catch up with Cllr Sally Longford to find out more

Taking place from 5-7 March at ExCeL London, Futurebuild is the leading built environment event for industry professionals to meet, learn, be inspired and do business

The international event for business travel

Launched in 1994, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the Business Travel Show: the international event for business travel.

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

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