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Coronavirus: information for councils
Apply now: Design in the public sector programme 2020
LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: outdoor events guidance
A note bringing together relevant guidance on outdoor events and provides an overview of the current position.
Design in the public sector programme
The Design in Public Sector programme equips councils with design skills and methods to apply to their toughest local climate challenges and most ambitious aspiration or mission.
Design in the Public Sector programme applications open
Councils in England are set to benefit from this year’s Design in the Public Sector programme which is themed on tackling climate change.
LGA - Tougher licensing powers needed to crack down on COVID-19 safety breaches
Pubs and other licensed premises should be made to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines with councils given the powers to close down places where rules are being flouted.
LGA responds to home-to-school transport and bus funding
“The most effective way forward would be for the Government to give councils oversight of local bus services, so they can ensure effective targeting of any public funding"
Climate action: transport and energy
How are we integrating sustainability and resilience into transport and energy plans?
Climate action: procurement and green finance
Have we reviewed our investment strategy, supply chains and procurement models to give due consideration to climate change impacts?
Climate action: our environment
How can we look after our environment and encourage others to do the same?
Climate action: council plans
How can we adopt a clear and detailed strategic plan, and how is it mainstreaming climate change mitigation and adaptation?
Climate action: leadership and communication
How can we champion climate change work from the top and direct action?
Design in the public sector programme: FAQs
The LGA and Design Council are keen to working with local authority led teams and their partners across each of the nine English regions to explore
Creative places - supporting your local creative economy
As the UK faces the challenges of the 21st century, creativity has a role to play in shaping our response to climate change, globalisation and technological innovation – and in enabling the economy and society to ‘bounce forwards’ from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Design in the public sector programme 2020/21 is now open for applications
Find out how your council can apply for the Design in the Public Sector Programme
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