The next 16 days are designed to draw a focus on the issues of domestic abuse, gender based violence and human rights. We spoke to our recent Cllr Award winner Janet Gardner about her work in this area and take a look at some other local government developments around the world.
Is the Iceland model for reducing teenage smoking, drinking and drug use the reason why Iceland beat England in Euro 2016?
Harnessing hope in UK towns: lessons for an international audience
Swift Read: Lothian Buses – A publicly owned success story
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‘Leave no one behind; leave no place behind’ is the World Urban Forum Declaration. Janet Sillett reports from the UCLG Congress in South Africa on how local government could be key to making that vision a reality.
As more students choose to study internationally, local governments can positively address the impact of international students on cities. This briefing showcases how local government in three cities in Scotland, England, and Australia incorporate international students into their strategic planning to reap significant benefits to local areas, such as promoting investment and addressing demographic concerns.
In 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Fingal County Council and the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftainship of Lesotho was signed in Maseru. The MOU provided for Fingal to support change, modernisation and reform of the Planning function in that country. The following briefing demonstrates the positive impact that a local authority can…