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Viewpoint: A child friendly election in Norway

Norway’s September 2017 election also saw Save the Children Norway design a children’s election. The aim was to reach 5,000 children aged between nine and 15 years. Yet in the end, over 60,000 youngsters participated in the election, writes Julia Zvobgo.  Save the Children Norway (SCN) argues that the staggering result demonstrates ‘how willing and eager children…

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Cities on the Rise – Actions for Local Government

LGiU Scotland attended the Academy of Urbanism’s 2018 congress – Cities on the Rise – to focus in on key points that local authorities might find useful, and to feed back the relevant learning to our members. This report covers material on building democratic cities, anticipating the driverless future, and the new urban crisis.

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Local Government in Finland: an insight

This briefing is one of a series looking at local government across the world and offers an insight into the local government system in Finland, and the trends and issues affecting it.

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Reform in New Zealand: a new emphasis on well-being

This policy briefing looks at the current shift in public policy in New Zealand towards a much greater emphasis on well-being as the purpose of government at all levels, with consideration towards other jurisdictions.

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Time for Towns: Closing the Policy Gap

Research from the Carnegie UK Trust has found that there is a policy gap at the towns level. This briefing explores how towns can be supported to work together and to develop and focus on a positive narrative telling the story of their place.

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Older generations to the rescue: the future of the high street

Over the past two decades, Britain’s high streets have been in decline as consumer behaviour has changed and economic pressures are causing retailers to close their shops. Can older generations be one of the key factors in shaping the reinvention of the high street?

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Estonia’s Digital Government Revolution – what can be learnt?

Due to significant similarities between Estonian and the UK nations, in terms of demography and administrative structure, it is worth looking at how Estonians managed their Digital LocalGov Revolution.

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Reviving localism: three challenges

This collection of essays from 2017 explored three core policy questions – how should local government be funded, how to strengthen local democracy and how can we design and pay for an adult social care service that is fit for purpose. Questions that have grown increasingly critical with each passing year.

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