Sydney has joined more than 600 local governments around the world – as well as the national governments of the UK and Canada – in putting the climate crisis at the heart of all policy decisions.
Do the local election results reflect local realities?
Parish council elections are a vital part of democracy – so why are people put off getting involved?
There are lots of issues with recycling – but it's still an important part of society's efforts to live more sustainably.
We found hundreds of local council workers willing to give out login details for government systems without realising.
It's not just affecting areas in post-industrial decline – retail spaces are closing and losing value across England and Wales.
Westminster holds its power tight, but that could be bad news for cities and regions.
The UN's special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights will look at the effects of austerity on the UK's most vulnerable.
What happens in Bristol could set an important precedent for councils to step up and defend their local community's interests.
The harsh realities of being a child in austerity-driven Britain – revealed.
An algorithm based on commuting patterns makes new 'Greater Glasgow' the biggest local authority in the UK.
Councils are facing their own revenue crisis – and local businesses are paying the price.
A national survey shows councils know much of the housing in their local areas isn't affordable. But providing affordable housing is not a priority because they see it as being beyond their means.
The UK pioneered smart cards such as Oyster. But now, experimentation is being stifled as cash-strapped councils struggle to deliver basic services.
Tasmania has an estimated rental housing shortfall of 29,200 households across the state. Especially in disadvantaged rural areas, local councils have had to step in to help house residents locally.
Local planning rules have prevailed in a long-running dispute over a proposed Gold Coast quarry that threatened the amenity of nearby residents and koalas.
Australia has no policy designating English as the official language, but an explicit 'English first' policy for shop signs would treat speakers of every other language as second-class citizens.
Local governments don't pay much attention to cybersecurity, leaving them vulnerable to hijacking as happened to Atlanta and Baltimore.
To be a smart city is to know what your people want and need. And smart city leaders make sure residents can tell them by using technology to maintain a constant two-way flow of information.
Local governance can have a real effect - positive or negative - on the quality of schooling.