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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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 28 March 2024

The episode features a discussion with Dr. Andrew Walker and Dr. Greg Stride about the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, along with news stories about reducing waste, addressing homelessness, and encouraging healthier modes of transport.

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 14 March 2024

In this episode of “What’s New at LGIU”, Simone and Freya discuss the launch of the annual Cllr Awards and share the latest news from local governments around the world.

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Resilient communities make resilient champions – An interview with Heather Woodbridge

In this interview, Heather Woodbridge, the newly-appointed Leader of Orkney Islands Council and 2023 Scotland Cllr Awards Resilience Champion winner, reflects on her career as a councillor, and shares insights on serving her community, the challenges and opportunities of working for a council, and what lies ahead for the islands.

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 29 February 2024

LGIU’s big story this week is the results of their 2024 State of Local Government Finance survey in England, with Dr Greg Stride from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre joining the podcast to discuss the surprising results and the wider response, as well as playing a game called ‘six degrees of local government’.

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Interview with Chief Robert Joseph: A pathway to healing and reconciliation

This interview with Chief Robert Joseph, a Gwawaenuk First Nation hereditary chief, focuses on the importance of reconciliation, and the powerful role of local government and community in promoting healing and collaboration. In this article, Chief Joseph shares his unique insights on the need for open dialogue, trust and perseverance when fostering reconciliation between all.

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 1 February 2024

In this episode of What’s New at LGIU podcast, hosts Simone and Freya discuss the annual survey into the state of local government finance in England, recent developments in the world of local government, and upcoming events and training opportunities.

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