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Report & Research Centre Launch – A New Settlement: Place and Wellbeing in Local Government


Join us on Wednesday 16 June via Zoom as we launch our latest report, A New Settlement: Place and Wellbeing in Local Government, in partnership with Queen Mary, University of London, with support from Research England.

The report will outline a new settlement for place in England built around the insights and the experiences of councils grappling with these challenges across the country, which we have gathered and discussed in this research. An interim report on this project can be found here.

Alongside A New Settlement, we will also be formally launching LGIU’s new Local Democracy Research Centre (LDRC).

The all new LDRC will bring together experts from local government and academia to do practical research on some of the key challenges for local democracy around the world. We are developing a broad, international programme that engages universities and local authorities to develop new ideas and approaches for governance, municipalism and citizen participation. The projects rooted in practice will draw on insights and ideas from academia.

We look forward to welcoming at this launch event where we will hear from experts across the world about the big, global issues experienced locally that require local action.

If you would like to attend, please email [email protected].

  • Dr Patrick Diamond, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London
  • Dr Arianna Giovannini, Associate Professor in Local Politics and Public Policy at De Montfort University
  • Professor Juliette Kayyem, Belfer Senior Lecturer in International Security at Harvard Kennedy School
  • Professor James Mitchell, Professor of Public Policy at The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Mark Callanan, Lecturer at the Institute of Public Administration
Who should attend?

Policy officers, councillors, chief executives and leaders interested in levelling up, devolution and local governance as well as academics and other stakeholders with an interest in this related research.