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Building a movement: tackling cup waste from all angles

As climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, so too has the issue of waste and single-use disposable items. To mark No Disposable Cup Day, Georgina Massouraki, Campaigns Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, blogs about their Cup Movement campaign and the role local government can play.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

LGiU’s Kim Fellows blogs about climate change and what retailers, citizens and governments at all levels can do to tackle it – and why haven’t we done anything until now?

England & Wales Blog Post

Viewpoint: Councils fighting for decent work

Marcus Johns, researcher at IPPR North, discusses their recent work with northern local authorities to encourage high quality jobs for residents – and what other councils can learn from their experiences. Local authorities can help fight the enduring, severe job quality crisis we are facing. This crisis is characterised by low pay, insecure houses, and…

England & Wales Blog Post

Viewpoint: Norwich’s striking new council homes

Councillor Gail Harris is Norwich City Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member with responsibility for social housing. Here she explains the story behind the council’s celebrated new Goldsmith Street development, the first council homes to be nominated for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Local leadership shows the way on homelessness

Piali Das Gupta was one of the Commissioners on the LGiU Homelessness Commission; following the publication last week of the final report and recommendations by the Commission she tells us about that experience.

England & Wales Blog Post

Viewpoint: The future of seaside towns

Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council, explains his authority’s multifaceted approach to regeneration, which takes in much more than the coastline.

England & Wales Blog Post