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Leading edge – local partnerships delivering improved action for net-zero

Having declared a climate emergency and set a target for net-zero, many local authorities are now taking a similar approach to local climate action. Using examples of local climate partnerships, this briefing explores the rationale for engaging in partnership working, the types of partnerships that have been established and the benefits of this form of…

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

This briefing is one of our new series on towns and cities as we move into recovery. 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…

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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.

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Recognising the importance of our uplands to our water supply

In the following briefing, we examine the potential for collaboration between communities that are the source of much of our water supplies, taking a specific look at such collaboration in County Kerry.

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Understanding the value of digital transformation for local government

In this briefing, developed as part of a scoping exercise for a potential collaboration between LGiU Australia and Western Sydney Councils examining the value of digital transformation for local government and how to achieve it, LGiU Associate Richard Leeming draws on his experience in the UK to explore the value of digitisation for local governments.

Australia, England & Wales, Scotland With case study
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The Finnish Basic Income Experiment: Preliminary Results

Universal basic income is a universal and unconditional cash transfer from the state to all its citizens. The idea has attracted considerable interest, including in Scotland where a feasibility study undertaken by four local authorities is in progress. The Finnish experiment is considered here.

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Involving Communities To Help Facilitate Pandemic Recovery

Councils are finding imaginative ways of working with communities to make better use of local skills and assets to promote employment and re-invigorated neighbourhoods during recovery. This briefing includes background, case studies and links to further support to help councils support employment and better places to live post-Covid.

Scotland With case study

Becoming a water sensitive city: lessons from the City of Gold Coast

This briefing explores City of Gold Coast’s water strategy which articulates clear and tangible actions to be completed by 2024 and aligns them with long-term goal of becoming a Water Sensitive City – moving the city into a sustainable future whilst maintaining its unique water-abundant lifestyle.

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