Interviews

We sit down with local government leaders, experts, and advocates to glean valuable insights, raise awareness about key issues, and foster collaboration. You will find leaders communicating their vision, experts advocating for specific policies, and stakeholders sharing their experiences. Create a free LGIU website account to access exclusive content and sign up for our newsletters.

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Net zero neighbourhoods: Innovative investment at the local level to transform urban living

We chatted with Rufus Grantham, the originator behind net-zero neighbourhoods, aiming to revolutionise 100 European cities by 2030. Transitioning from finance to sustainability, Rufus innovated a model blending private finance with urban retrofitting and suggests that community-wide approaches led by local government are key to sustainable transformation and reaching net zero goals.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

“Being a local authority Chief Executive is the best job in the world” – Dr Grace Vickers, Solace Scotland Chair

In this interview, Dr Grace Vickers, Solace Scotland Chair and Midlothian Council CEO, discusses current trends and issues in local government with LGIU Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West. Covering the benefits of an education career in local government to facts about local government finance, Vickers shares her expertise and advice for success in the sector.

Scotland

Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 25 April 2024

In this new episode, co-hosts Simone and Freya discuss the LGIU’s Global Local Executive Panel series. They are joined by Head of International Operations, Hannah Muirhead, to talk about the panel series’ inception back during Covid, the overwhelmingly positive response it has received over the years, and the future ambitions for the panels.

Global

Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 11 April 2024

In this new episode, co-hosts Simone and Freya discuss all things local elections and why they are so important. Dr Andrew Walker joins them to chat about the release of LGIU’s highly anticipated Ones to Watch guide for elections in England, which highlights some of the biggest battlegrounds to watch out for.

Global