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Safe Cycling – advancing road management for cyclist safety

This article explores the Amy Gillett Foundation’s national capability-building program ‘Safe Cycling’, which is aimed at delivering long-term road safety benefits by tangibly improving cycling safety knowledge, resources, and tools.

Australia

Key takeaways from the LGIU@40 research symposium

The LGIU research symposium allowed us to reflect on our findings with experts, to map out the future of our research agenda and local government. In this article, we have taken the event’s rich ideas and narrowed them down to three core areas: Where are we now? Where should we be going? How do we…

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

Teens and seniors connect to break down the digital divide

Young Mentors is an intergenerational program which aims to improve older Australians’ digital skills by connecting them with student mentors. This feature explains how bringing teenagers together with older people, they can share digital skills and knowledge, which helps improve the confidence needed to navigate the online world.

Australia, Global

Intergenerational care home project: how everyone can make a difference

We chat with those involved in an inspiring intergenerational partnership between Crosslet House – a care home for older people run by West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland, and the nearby Braehead Primary School. This interview covers their collaborative work, offering benefits for participants, the local community, and those further afield.

Global, Scotland

Knitting together generations in South London

Judith Ish-Horowicz is a dynamic community activist who has been advocating for intergenerational practice in care and community services. LGIU’s Head of Content visited the first UK co-located care service to find out more.

England & Wales, Global With case study

Stronger together: global learning for a local government manifesto

As we launch our new manifesto for local government Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGIU, outlines how we plan to work with the global community of local government to share learning and build a stronger foundation for local delivery in the 21st century.

Australia, Global, Ireland

In conversation with Paddy Mahon, Chief Executive of Longford County Council

Next in our interview series of local government Chief Executives, Thomas and Hannah from LGIU Ireland spoke with Paddy Mahon, Chief Executive of Longford County Council. Covering the opportunities and challenges facing Longford County Council and the role of local government in climate action, make sure you read more about one of Ireland’s innovative local…

Ireland

What to expect from COP28 before it begins

The 28th annual UN meeting of the Conference of the Parties on climate begins this week until the 12th of December. This article overviews what’s going on ahead of the conference, why it’s so important to local government and some of the key issues expected to be raised over the coming weeks.

Global