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From snow that only melted yesterday: water management in Chicago

This blog explores the importance of local waterways to Chicago’s development, the ongoing challenge of water pollution, and some of the projects developed by local authorities to improve water management in and around the city.

Global Blog Post

COSLA 2022 Presidency and its key role

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) will choose its new leadership team including the President on June 17th. COSLA President is a key role in Scottish public life and never more so than right now. The office is multifaceted due to its recent history, as this blog explains in detail.

Scotland Blog Post

Creating connections: Stirling’s regional digital hubs

Digital connectivity is an increasingly important issue across the world. In this interview, we speak to Steve McDonald, service manager for economic growth culture, tourism and events at Stirling Council, about the Council’s innovative Regional Digital Hubs project.

Global, Scotland Blog Post

Equality in Health and Economic Outcomes

On 26 May 2022 SGS and LGiU Australia presented a live Q&A event looking at Equality in Health and Economic Outcomes. We invite you to watch the recording of the event.

Australia

Showcasing Good Practice: Local Government climate change case studies

The Improvement Service has launched an interactive collection of Local Government climate change case studies. Judi Kilgallon explains the efforts to showcase how councils across Scotland are working to drive change

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

The hard miles on the road to net zero

Following LGIU’s participation in the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022: The Malmö Summit, we hosted a members-only workshop together with our team of experts and colleagues from the International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) on the role of councils on the road to net zero. Read all about the event in this blog.

Global Blog Post

Talking about potatoes: building relationships for intentional policymaking

Worldwide, policies are being designed to make food systems more sustainable, yet food producers and local governments are rarely meaningfully involved in these conversations. In this piece Diana Garduño Jiménez discusses the Fork to Farm which aims to build relationships of trust between farmers and local-decision makers.

Global, Scotland