This imagining, from Kerry Ferguson, of what we are calling a multi-democratic council is one of the scenarios that we are exploring as part of the new municipalism pillar of our Post-Covid Councils project looking at the future of local government.
This essay is part of our post-covid councils work looking at the future of local government. Here Janet Sillett offers a vision of a council choosing to bring a 21st century take to the concept of municipalism.
In this briefing we look at two successful local government programmes: one engaging women in politics by encouraging political participation and improved perception of female politicians; and one providing young women with tools to support confidence, resilience and leadership in all aspects of their lives.
A look at the findings of England’s education inspectorate (Ofsted) from school visits in September and October 2020 and other reports on parents and children on the return to schools of all children in Autumn 2020.
This briefing looks at the benefits and challenges around fast-tracking active travel and public realm investments in response to government investment and provides examples of some local councils’ responses, particularly into major city centres.
This briefing explores the connection between illicit drug use and homelessness, using Canada and the UK’s management strategies, in dealing with the growing crisis, as a case study.
A discussion of the recent performance of NSW local governments in delivering growth infrastructure, based on annual financial statements and population growth data – focusing on local government areas where effective and efficient delivery of growth infrastructure particularly matters.
Debbie Williams from Right Lane Consulting draws on her experience to share how councils can use well-developed internal corporate plans, sitting alongside their public council plans to create more impact. this briefing provides a useful framework that councils can apply to identify their own internal change priorities to feed into the corporate plan.
In this briefing, the Social and Community Team of Local Government NSW provide an overview of local government initiatives, actions and links to resources to prevent and respond to domestic and family violence.
This briefing explores East Asian local government responses to Covid-19 as case studies to learn and develop stronger responses in other councils.