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Leave no place behind

‘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.

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

Predicting the flood

Barry O’Brien updates us on FloodCitiSense, a project to develop effective, local flood predication tools that the LGiU has been involved with for three years.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Action on Blight: A Vacant and Derelict Land Toolkit

Kathie Pollard, Scottish Land Commission Policy Officer, writes for LGiU on the issue of vacant and derelict land, outlining a framework created by the Commission that enables policymakers to better incorporate considerations for the harm caused by long-term vacancy and dereliction into their policy decisions.

Scotland Blog Post

#GE2019 Defending our democracy

LGiU’s new campaign, #DispatchesFromTheDoorstep, aims to shine a light on un-democratic behaviour witnessed on the general election campaign trail and hear how this behaviour is being tackled by individuals, councils, parties and the police.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

LGiU Fortnightly Special: Winners of LGiU England Cllr Achievement Awards 2019

This week LGiU England hosted our annual Cllr Achievement Awards in London, welcoming councillors from across the country to celebrate the amazing work done by the shortlisted councillors and of course our winners. In this special episode, we speak to all the award winners about their work and what winning means to them.

England & Wales Blog Post, Podcast

Barriers to diversity in Scottish local government

An LGiU briefing published earlier this year outlined the findings by Green Park on diversity within local councils in the UK. This blog follows up to provide a summary of the state of diversity in Scottish local government, examining what barriers to diversity exist, and how local government can break down these barriers to be…

Scotland Blog Post

And they’re off – election issues 2019

Now that a general election has been called, LGiU is on election footing providing information and support to Members and Followers. Find out what’s on our election slate.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post