‘Leave no one behind; leave no place behind’ is the World Urban Forum Declaration. Janet Sillett reports from the UCLG Congress in South Africa on how local government could be key to making that vision a reality.
Showcasing Good Practice: Local Government climate change case studies
Equality in Health and Economic Outcomes
New councillor? LGIU is here for you
Barry O’Brien updates us on FloodCitiSense, a project to develop effective, local flood predication tools that the LGiU has been involved with for three years.
Kathie Pollard, Scottish Land Commission Policy Officer, writes for LGiU on the issue of vacant and derelict land, outlining a framework created by the Commission that enables policymakers to better incorporate considerations for the harm caused by long-term vacancy and dereliction into their policy decisions.
Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators, highlights the strains and the strengths of our electoral administration system in the face of yet another unscheduled election.
LGiU’s new campaign, #DispatchesFromTheDoorstep, aims to shine a light on un-democratic behaviour witnessed on the general election campaign trail and hear how this behaviour is being tackled by individuals, councils, parties and the police.
This week LGiU England hosted our annual Cllr Achievement Awards in London, welcoming councillors from across the country to celebrate the amazing work done by the shortlisted councillors and of course our winners. In this special episode, we speak to all the award winners about their work and what winning means to them.
An LGiU briefing published earlier this year outlined the findings by Green Park on diversity within UK councils. This blog follows up, providing a summary of the state of diversity in Scottish local government. What barriers to diversity exist, and can we address them to improve representation?
One hundred years on from the Addison Act, Councillor Eleanor Southwood Cabinet Member for Housing & Welfare Reform at Brent Council writes about the council’s plans for future homes.
Now that a general election has been called, LGiU is on election footing providing information and support to Members and Followers. Find out what’s on our election slate.