In this week’s episode, Ingrid and Jonathan discuss the latest pillar in LGIU’s Post-Covid Councils project, Place and Community, which launched last week. The episode features presentations from LGIU’s Janet Sillett and Jane Sankarayya who spoke at our Place and Community webinar, plus, Andy Johnston talks to Jim Savege, the Chair of SOLACE Scotland and…
LGIU Fortnightly 9th October: Cllr Peymana Assad, Obama Foundation Young Leader
Centralisation/decentralisation: how to measure it?
Stories of Oxford lockdown
James Bonner has written previous LGIU briefings on sustainable mobility and active travel, including on Scottish Government’s ‘Spaces for People’ programme rolled out during the Covid-19 pandemic. He reflects on his experiences in Glasgow during the pandemic and how they align with previous active travel writing.
LGIU Scotland’s Kim Fellows speaks to Cllr Gavin Corbett, Green councillor for Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart in Edinburgh, about Covid-19, tourism, canals, and how we might be heading from the ‘Covid-19 frying pan’ to the ‘climate change fire’.
At our 2nd Local Government Book Club, we’ll discuss John Boughton’s Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing. This member-only event is an opportunity to discuss a book of local government interest in a friendly and informal online session and to share experience and practice.
A new points based immigration is coming to the UK soon. What effect will that have on labour shortages in critical service areas like care or tourism outside of major cities? Could a New Zealand-style system be part of the answer? Cameron Boyle from the Immigration Advice Service explores the issues.
This write-up outlines the key discussion points from LGIU’s second webinar in our Post-Covid Councils series, Place and Community, which took place on Tuesday, 15th September.
While the world’s attention remains focused on the pandemic, this year’s Climate Week comes as a timely reminder that Covid-19 is not the only crisis the planet faces. LGIU’s Alice Creasy writes on how climate change is already affecting the UK, and the role of local authorities in working to incorporate climate strategies into recovery.
Natalie Creary and her colleagues from Black Thrive discuss how local government can collect and respond to data in ways that are centred on the perspective of communities rather than reinforcing stereotypes.
How do we move from talking about the inequalities in our communities – and where they intersect – to action? And what is the role for both local government and communities as part of a post-Covid recovery process, writes Hannah Ormston from the Carnegie Trust.
Economic recovery from Covid-19 looks set to be a long and painful process, writes Tom Lloyd Goodwin, Associate Director at CLES. He urges progressive reform through community wealth building as a way of driving sustainable local economic growth.