In the wake of the recent tragedy of George Floyd’s murder, it is difficult to know how to help, both as individuals and as communities, in a time of so much anger and pain. Lucy Zhu writes on how local authorities can support racial justice now and going forward.
LGIU Fortnightly 9th October: Cllr Peymana Assad, Obama Foundation Young Leader
Centralisation/decentralisation: how to measure it?
Stories of Oxford lockdown
Kim Fellows outlines how Scotland is moving into Phase 1 of exit from lockdown and the partnership approach taken by Scottish government to achieve its goals.
Emergency housing measures have been crucial during the Covid-19 crisis. As we transition into the next phase will it be back to business as usual or is there a new will to try and do things differently?
The PHE report on Tuesday demonstrates a need for immediate action and significant structural change to save BAME lives durning this crisis and beyond, writes Jane Sankarayya.
At the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2019, Tipperary County Council won the Commemorations and Centenaries Award for their sensitive planning of a successful centenary event for the history of Soloheadbeg, where the first shots of the War of Independence took place in 1919.
The immediate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on employment has been large and it has been rapid. LGIU Associate Mark Upton looks at the potential impact on people and places.
Last week, Scottish Government released its four-phase strategy for how restrictions will be relaxed in the country going forward, and this week launched the plan for moving into Phase 1 of that strategy. This blog covers Scotland’s route map and identifies immediate points of relevance for local government.
Hannah Muirhead explores the varying insights and reflections of columnists and experts around the world on what the impact of coronavirus on cities might be, building a picture of what the ongoing narrative looks like regarding issues such as density, transforming spaces and the movement of people.
Kim Fellows highlights the link between public health and climate change, and reflects on a virtual All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting focused on Green Recovery that she attended last week.
Alice Creasy examines the UK Committee on Climate Changes’s principles for sustainable recovery and signposts readers to existing LGIU resources that are designed to help councils and their partners use these principles in local settings.