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Place and wellbeing after the pandemic

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.

England & Wales Blog Post

LGIU Fortnightly 15 February: Sustainability, growth and regulation

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.

England & Wales, Scotland Podcast

Engaging children in placemaking

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.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Perspectives on the 20-minute neighbourhood – progress around the world

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.

Global Blog Post

Covid-19 community support at Leeds City Council

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.

England & Wales Blog Post

Are we just around the corner with 20-minute neighbourhoods?

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…

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post

Towards creating a strategy for 20-minute neighbourhoods

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.

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