Essential reading: Culture, sport and tourism

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An essential ingredient for place making. How can communities and local government work together to make local life fun and enriching and attract visitors for economic development?

We have picked out a few items from our huge library of local government content that we hope will provide you with inspiration, ideas or just food for thought and make you want to delve deeper into the LGIU’s local government resources.

This page is part of LGIU’s resources for new councillors.

Primer: Cultural Services

This is one in a series of primers from the LGIU: in-depth introductions for councillors to the work of local authorities across key topics. Read the primer.

Lasting legacies: lessons from Cities of Culture

The City of Culture status is an opportunity to celebrate the city’s unique attractions, qualities and cultural offers and to promote and showcase the city to the rest of the world – attracting visitors and providing a social and economic boost. Read the briefing.

Swift Read: Cultural services and building back better

In this briefing we look at the ‘Build Back Better’ themes of equality, economic recovery and place shaping, and digital – spotlighting a handful of relevant examples and case studies. Read the briefing.

Delving deeper

If we’ve piqued your interest, why not browse through the our culture, sport and tourism topic page. From policy briefings to podcasts we have a wide range of content exploring this subject. Go to topic page.

Keep up to date on culture, sport and tourism with LGIU

Sign up to our website and we will keep you up to date whenever we publish something on a topic you are interested in. Create your website account, it’s free and easy to do, when you get to the ‘My interests’ page select ‘culture, sport and tourism’ and any other topics you want.

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