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Simon Brooke Award 2021 – Call for Submissions

Clúid Housing are accepting submissions for their 2021 Simon Brooke Award where, facilitated by Gerard van Bortel, Assistant Professor of Housing Management at Delft University of Technology, the awardee will spend a week meeting with international housing experts and fellow housing practitioners in Amsterdam.

Ireland Blog Post

Employer Perspectives On The Future Of The Minimum Wage

Douglas White, Head of Advocacy at the Carnegie UK Trust explores the findings from their recent survey of employers regarding the future of the minimum wage.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Planning for inclusivity: How Vienna built a gender-equal city

Low visibility of women’s experiences in the male-dominated field of planning can shape our environments to fit male norms, but it doesn’t have to be this way. LGIU’s Kat McManus writes on the benefits of applying a gender lens to planning and explores how Vienna became a role model for their application of this approach.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post

LGIU Fortnightly: Work and play

This time Jen Glover and Ingrid Koehler discuss the future of work and play in a Post-Covid world. As we wrap up our summer holidays (in whatever form they may have taken), we spoke to Cllr Robert Francis-Davies from the City and County of Swansea about tourism emerging from lockdown. And, as we start thinking…

England & Wales, Global Podcast

Invisible Men: Notes from the local government book club

Alice Buszard reflects on the ideas raised at LGIU’s first-ever local government book club meeting, where participants discussed “Invisible Women” by Caroline Criado Perez and considered how the information set out in the book could shape local government policymaking.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Ending homelessness with data and evidence: invitation for councils

Dr Ligia Teixeira, CEO of the Centre for Homelessness Impact, fills us in on their newly launched What Works Community: Local Government initiative, which is recruiting local authorities to join it and focus on evidence-led methods of ending and preventing homelessness.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

A view from the school – National Education Union

Nansi Ellis, Assistant General Secretary for education policy and research at National Education Union, fills us in on the four key issues that still need addressing as a priority for the reopening of schools in England.

England & Wales Blog Post

Back to school in Ireland

1 million children returned to school in Ireland this week, with a staggered return across school years as is normally the case for the first week of Irish schools. Though of course, this year was a wholly different environment. LGIU’s Seán Ó’Riordáin explains how Ireland is coping with the reopening of schools.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Stepping into Leadership – how to improve your personal leadership skills

Dr Jenny Peachey, Senior Policy and Development Officer at Carnegie UK Trust, fills us in on ‘Stepping into Leadership’, a new, freely available online course seeking to support individuals in improving their personal leadership skills – noting that leadership is not confined to those at the ‘top’ of organisations.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post