In a new project funded by Research England, the Mile End Institute and the Local Government Information Unit are working together to understand how a public policy agenda oriented towards “wellbeing” and “place-shaping” is faring amid the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A new settlement and new research centre
Fit for the future
Climate friendly Argyll and Bute
Limerick City & County Council’s ‘Putting your house in order’: winner of the Chambers Ireland Age Friendly Initiative award 2020
In late 2019, following discussions between Limerick Age Friendly Programme and The Irish Hospice Foundation, Limerick City & County Council decided to launch “Putting Your House in Order”; a series of workshops for attendees to explore end-of-life preferences for topics such as care, finance, and legal arrangements.
In this week’s episode, Ingrid Koehler and Jonathan Carr-West provide an overview of LGIU’s recent work, including our new 20-minute neighbourhoods bundle which outlines the benefits of accessible cities and signposts ideas that can feed into recovery from Covid-19 by building stronger and more resilient communities.
How can we engage children in placemaking? Alex Robinson from New Union describes a fun activity for civic-minded primary school kids and tells us about a placemaking policy hack-a-thon for the grown ups, too.
Creating and supporting flood resilient properties – where Build Back Better is more than a metaphor
Build Back Better is a phrase we are all hearing in many different contexts at the moment – whether it is relating to our economy, our lives or our society – and it will be vitally important in all of these contexts. However, there is one area where the phrase has a specific and very…
Wicklow County Council’s Relove Fashion: Chambers Ireland 2020 Sustainable Environment award winners
Winning the Chambers Ireland Excellence in local government award for Sustainable Environment was Wicklow County Council’s Relove Fashion competition, a project encouraging secondary school students in Ireland to forge an interest in reuse and sustainability, and to rethink their approach to fashion. In this blog, they tell us more about the initiative.
While the concept of the 20-minute neighbourhood has gained traction in recent years, where in the world has taken steps to achieve a practical application? This blog looks at global progress on achieving the model, looking at Melbourne, Paris, Seoul and more.
Hannah Bithell, joint winner of the Covid-19 Hero category at the 2020 LGIU & CCLA Cllr Awards and councillor at Leeds City Council tells us more about the work that she has done to help residents during the pandemic.
For many, the long commute to and from the office has been abandoned as Covid-19 has forced us to live, work and shop local. It is predicted this will result in profound and permanent lifestyles changes, accelerating shifts to a 20-minute neighbourhood model. In this blog, the changes and challenges to achieving 20-minute neighbourhoods are…
So you want to implement a 20-minute neighbourhood strategy in your town or city – what next? This blog outlines the key requirements of a 20-minute neighbourhood before covering practical actions councils can take to formulate a strategy and start making changes.