Fighting for our parks and green spaces

The British Association of Landscape Industries discuss why LAs must fight for our parks and green spaces to be adequately funded

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

More than swings and roundabouts

Following the recent State of UK Public Parks 2016 report, the Association of Play Industries reports on the importance of play

GB Top 10 – In defence of flood resilience

Here, in our first Top 10 list, Government Business looks at the Top 10 local authorities for flood resilience

The Crown Commercial Service: GB Interview

Government Business poses some questions to Malcolm Harrison, chief executive of the Crown Commercial Service

The shop window for CV buyers

Government Business previews the Commercial Vehicle Show, including returning manufacturers and industry growth

Digital tools can make planning more transparent

Stefan Webb of Future Cities Catapult's explains why developing technology is key to increasing transparency in the planning sector

Why local authorities should invest in better planning

Dr Michael Harris explains why, even in difficult circumstances, better planning could be one of the best investments that local authorities could make

Putting the LED revolution in the spotlight

The LIA's Peter Hunt analyses the benefits of LED lighting, including the well-publicised increasing efficiency savings and the less known well-being boosts

Capitalising on cutting-edge convention centres

Visit Scotland explore the nation’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and explain what the country has to offer in terms of venues for meeting and events

Inspiring change for the resource economy

Zero Waste Scotland’s Iain Gulland explains what steps have been taken to deliver the Scottish Government’s circular economy strategy

Pioneering the use of local energy

Dan Nicholls outlines the vision for Cornwall’s Energy Future, and details the work already underway to achieve a greener future in the region

The Spring Budget and what it means

The Chancellor has presented the 2017 Spring Budget, with the announcement of £2 billion to be spent on social care over the next three years.

A setting of culture and immeasurable growth

With Hull occupying the title of City of Culture for 2017, there is a great deal of interest surrounding the Yorkshire region.

2017 – more exceptional times in public sector pensions?

Helen Forrest Hall outlines where the public sector currently lies in the pensions industry and what to expect in the next financial year

Showcasing sustainability at Ecobuild

Ecobuild will return on 7-9 March with a renewed focus on enabling sustainable construction for 2017 and beyond

Draining before it is raining

The Land Drainage Contractors Association explains why installing more land drainage to prevent flooding is not as crazy as it sounds

Designing a better ageing experience

Transform Ageing, a new Design Council initiative could improve the experience of later life for everyone. Chris Finnegan of the Design Council explains why

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Event Diary

When doing more with less, collaboration is key.

The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking.

Insightful interviews and candid conversation from housing experts ensure Europe’s largest housing conference remains the sector’s must-attend event