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Sustainable Towns and Cities

Learning networks for councils

News, resources and events for local authorities

Our towns and cities bulletin helps you deliver high-impact climate action. Discover useful tools and opportunities, whatever your council’s size and budget.

Learning Out Loud: Insights from the local authority learning hubs

Video resources: home retrofit

Case studies and practical advice to help authorities lower emissions, create jobs and tackle fuel poverty.

Video resources: engaging citizens in climate action

Watch presentations from our workshops, including profiles of tried-and-tested solutions.

Video resources: sustainable procurement

Expert speakers share insights on how green procurement can save costs and cut emissions.

Green skills and warmer homes: where can councils make a difference?

Action can create jobs and address fuel poverty.

Thinking local helps Durham County Council deliver sustainable procurement

How to create social value.

"Be truthful" - and four more tips on working closely with residents

Advice from experts Repowering London.

Good community engagement needs a plan

The truth about involving ‘hard to reach’ communities.

Green bonds and community shares boost citizen engagement

Innovative funding approaches connect councils with residents.

Practical tips for community engagement

Plus: inspiring active travel and community energy initiatives.

Greener procurement & commissioning offer councils carbon savings

Local authorities in North East England share challenges and innovation.

London’s councils work to engage residents on climate

How can authorities work with whole communities to plan and deliver climate action?

How can councils commission, procure and manage contracts to deliver climate goals?

Expert Philip Duddell offers practical advice for measuring and reducing the carbon footprint of goods and services.


Rewards of doughnut decision-making: Cornwall Council takes on the climate emergency

 Cornwall councillor Edwina Hannaford shares her insight on setting Cornwall Council’s climate action plan by applying the doughnut economics model to their decision-making wheel.

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