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Rewilding: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we focus on we can rewild our local areas – from cities to wilderness. You’ll find best practice from Spain, Singapore, Australia and the UK along with plenty of practical policy and resources to for more insight and guidance on the…

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Following the money: Who is watching local government in England?

In this article, Dr Ben Worthy, lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck, examines the findings from his recent research paper on (the lack of) oversight and audit in English local government finances, and makes suggestions for how the system should be improved.

England & Wales

Closing the loop on Community Wealth Building

Community Wealth Building is emerging as a new economic development model in Scotland. In this article, Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland, outlines how this shift must integrate circular economy principles to allow communities to navigate the climate and biodiversity crisis, thus fostering thriving communities within the planet’s limits.

Scotland

The 21st Century Councillor in Irish Local Government – AILG 2024 Conference

In this short article, LGIU’s Head of International Operations, Hannah Muirhead, shares some key highlights from the 2024 Association of Irish Local Government annual training conference. The event focused on the 21st Century Councillor in Irish Local Government and delved into some key developments in Irish local government in the year of local elections.

Ireland, Northern Ireland

A post-conflict role for local government in Northern Ireland

In a region where ethno-nationalist conflict continues to dominate society, culture and governance, this article explores the role of Northern Ireland’s local government in peacebuilding efforts. Highlighting three areas which exemplify the importance of local government’s role in reconciliation.

Ireland, Northern Ireland

Reconciliation: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we focus on ways local government shows themselves as leaders in reconciliation. You’ll find best practice from Ireland, Scotland, USA, Canada and England along with plenty of practical policy and resources to for more insight and guidance on the topic.

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Interview with Chief Robert Joseph: A pathway to healing and reconciliation

This interview with Chief Robert Joseph, a Gwawaenuk First Nation hereditary chief, focuses on the importance of reconciliation, and the powerful role of local government and community in promoting healing and collaboration. In this article, Chief Joseph shares his unique insights on the need for open dialogue, trust and perseverance when fostering reconciliation between all.

Global

Community Planning in Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Alongside a briefing from Professor Colin Knox appraising community planning in Northern Ireland, this article from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council outlines key areas of innovation and deployment of community planning partnerships in local government.

Northern Ireland With case study