In this opinion piece, Dr Marcus Spiller (PIA Life Fellow and Principal at SGS Economics & Planning) provides comments on the recent LGiU Australia briefing on the “opportunities for local government to catalyse inclusive and sustainable economic transitions“
Public policy should be simple to understand and follow, but that doesn’t mean that it is easy to get right.This briefing introduces the reader to the basic concepts of behavioural science, their relevance to public policy, and why policy designers need to be thinking about these concepts to be successful.
Are Victorian Councils empowered to live up to the community engagement ideals in the reformed Local Government Act?
In this think piece, SGS Economics and Planning’s Dr Marcus Spiller ponders the requirements of the new Victorian Local Government Act 2020 and local government’s ability to participate in truly deliberative engagement with their communities.
This briefing provides a summary of the What Works Cities Certification, which is an initiative that can help cities determine whether they have the right practices in place to put data and evidence centrally in decision-making.
This month’s Think Tank Review focuses on sustainability, recovery and ‘building back’ – with highlights from new thinking and research on housing, social care and local government finance.
In this introductory briefing, Dr Anne Tiernan explores the ideas and identifies the opportunity context that presents for local governments to catalyse and drive inclusive, sustainable economic growth, to build on and leverage their strengths, and to attract and retain investment in their communities and places. This series of briefings will address the nexus between…
This briefing looks at current initiatives in NSW and Victoria to elevate environmentally sustainable development targets, including those for net zero carbon development in the planning system.
On July 15th 2021, LGIU Australia and VLGA presented an international panel of expert speakers from a variety of positions in Queensland, Victoria and Scotland to discuss what the impact of COVID has been on children and young people in their jurisdictions.
In this briefing, LGiU Australia lead Luke Nicholls, explores content from across LGiU’s international platform that engages with ‘big issues’ for the future of local government. It identifies valuable ideas around how local councils can generate both momentum and support to address fundamental challenges and develop a set of solutions to benefit local communities for…
This briefing looks at the NSW Productivity Commission’s White Paper Rebooting the economy, the third in a series of papers aimed at enhancing productivity growth, economic development, and the wellbeing of NSW residents and businesses.