As Belfast launches its first Climate Plan, the city’s Resilience Commissioner Grainia Long describes the importance of sound analysis, the potential of ‘multiple problems solvers’, and the power of genuine collaboration.
We spoke to Cllr Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader of Waltham Forest Council, about how the borough has been a pioneer for LTNs. In this interview he explains why ‘mini Hollands’ are so important, gives some insight to councils looking to do the same, and urges government to pick up the pace.
Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone goes live in June 2021. We spoke to the councillor overseeing the progressive new measure, Cllr Waseem Zaffar. He spoke about his wish for the city once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution to be sought after for its clean air
If the term ‘Smart Cities’ feels like it’s been around for ages that’s probably because it has. Although local authorities are starting to understand what smart cities are, confusion still abounds – they are not one size fits all as a smart city is essentially a set of building blocks brought together to deliver additional value. The challenge is knowing which blocks to bring together, when, why, and how.