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Beyond crisis: activating a diverse workforce in local government

This briefing suggests that local governments need to leverage the diversity of their workforce outside of the traditional departments and approaches. There are numerous people with lived experience and knowledge of cultural safety who remain under-utilised, and often marginalised, within organisations. .

Australia
Members

Intergenerational Report spells out impact of ageing population

This briefing outlines the findings of the 2021 Intergenerational Report, which lays down the expectations of Australia’s economic climate over the next 40 years, recognising that these issues are critical for local governments to engage with, as they are for State and Federal Governments alike.

Australia
Members & Followers

The future of cities: urban governance in a post-pandemic world

What have been the main effects of the pandemic on cities and how will they respond in the longer term to the impact of Covid-19 on their economies, environment and communities? We look at how cities have coped and are adapting as we head into recovery.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa
Members

Governing Metropolitan Regions: Ideas and Lessons from Canada

This briefing looks at metropolitan governance in Canada, with a specific focus on the role of local government. While Canadian cities and municipalities appear better positioned in relation to their provincial (state) masters, some local governments face challenges to their role and status that are similar to those in Australia.

Australia, Global
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Lasting legacies: lessons from Cities of Culture

This briefing looks at the UK’s City of Culture designation in more detail and profiles the previous City of Culture hosts. Winning cities host a year-long programme of creative events and activities to showcase their cultural offers to the world and bring people together.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa
Members & Followers

Think Tank Review – June 2021

The LGiU Think Tank Review covers outputs from think tanks relevant to local government in Ireland, the UK and Australia.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland
Members

A renewed case for infill

This briefing explores the mismatch between consumer housing preferences and housing supply, considers case studies of medium density design done well, and explores ways in which local governments can make the existing system ‘work harder’ towards precinct and place outcomes.

Australia
Members

The ever-evolving relationship between the Commonwealth and Local Government

In this briefing, Dr Ed Wensing explores the tensions between constitutional recognition of local government on the one hand and federal financial relations on the other, why this tension can be difficult to balance, the risk of more constitutional challenges, and the need for ongoing dialogue.

Australia
Members & Followers

Introducing you to LGIU’s new Local Democracy Research Centre

On Wednesday, 16 June, LGIU launched its new Local Democracy Research Centre (LDRC), which brings together experts from local government and academia across the globe to do practical research on some of the key challenges for local democracy around the world. This briefing introduces you to the work of the Research Centre and signposts how…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa