The Government’s consultation on planning system reform has already attracted much criticism. And rightly so, writes Jonathan Carr-West, as it attempts to bypass councils and local communities.
Helping local authorities to tackle homelessness through data and evidence
Providing essential information for young people in Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic
Embracing winter – learning from international experience part II
Ingrid Koehler and Jennifer Glover present our latest episode of LGIU Fortnightly, this week covering food security and access during the pandemic. We hear from Naomi Phillips of British Red Cross about their new report looking into the UK’s emergency response to food insecurity during the Covid-19 crisis, as well as Jane Corbett, Assistant Mayor…
LGIU members can join us for a new book club. We’ll be reading the non-fiction books that are making waves and look at how they matter to local government.
As local authorities begin to think about e-scooter trials Zachary Wang, CEO and Co-Founder of Australian e-scooter provider Neuron Mobility, talks about the rollouts in Australia and possible lessons for the councils here.
Green space has always been a valuable commodity, especially for those in urban areas. However, amid the Covid-19 crisis, the privilege of access to such spaces has been thrown into especially sharp relief. As we look beyond the crisis, can urban gardens be an important tool for health and resilience?
Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council, writes on how councils in the UK might alter their electoral systems for a post-Covid world, in order for local elections to be safe and accessible to all.
In this blog we outline LGiU Australia’s vision and purpose, and the proposed opportunity for councils to get involved as members. It will be of interest to councillors, CEOs and council officers interested in opportunities to participate as members in the establishment and ongoing sustainability of LGiU Australia.
Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid Koehler catch you up on the latest developments at LGIU. Plus, there is a new interview with Danil Mikhailov, an expert on misinformation who talks about the prevalence of misinformation in our communities, democracy and public health conversations and what councils can do about it. We also hear a snippet from…
A new report provides the first tally of minority ethnic councillors in the UK. It is important we carry on counting so that we can monitor progress, writes Jane Sankarayya. Lack of access to local government by any part of a community has serious implications for exacerbating current inequality and disadvantage.
Recent guidance published by the Scottish Land Commission places wellbeing at the core of business cases for developing vacant or derelict land. Kathie Pollard of the Scottish Land Commission makes the case for why opportunities to bring sites into productive use need to be looked at in broader economic, social, and environmental senses.