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

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

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

Shared ambitions lead to shared success

Paul Bradbury explains how local government organisations are collaborating to find a smarter way of working using technology

Smart cities: embracing continuous change

Stuart Patrick details what is happening in Glasgow and how smart digital technologies will impact city centre experience

A local government perspective

Discussing the latest issues affecting local government, Cllr Judith Blake discusses contingency planning for winter weather

A county council perspective

Discussing the latest issues affecting local government, Cllr Philip Atkins addresses the housing affordability crisis

A county council perspective

Discussing the latest issues affecting local government, Cllr Ian Hudspeth addresses county school transport funding

A policy shift: making clean air a reality

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health's Tony Lewis looks at why the government must change its approach to tackling air quality

Top 10: air pollution as a local problem

With poor air quality responsible for as many as 40,000 deaths a year, GB looks at the councils improving air quality through innovation and efficiency

Going beyond organisational transformation

Having a network of collaborative leaders is essential to leading whole system change, write Oliver Excell and Tony Wood

Supporting communities in the age of austerity

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, explains how the region is meeting increasing challenges with courage, optimism and innovation

What can local gov expect from 2018?

Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive at the Local Government Information Unit, looks at the likely trends for local government in the new year

Propagating political power

Six new mayors were elected to lead the combined authority in their region on 4 May. GB looks at the leaders, and what their priorities are

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