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OneTeamGov Scotland

In June 2017 policymakers, service designers, digital professionals and cross-sector experts came together in London to talk about how they could work across disciplines to make government more effective and efficient. This is #OneTeamGov and it’s working to the idea that by bringing teams together to work in a truly multidisciplinary way, we can offer…


Is the Future Arctic?

As the delegates arrive for the Arctic Circle Forum in Edinburgh, guest speakers from Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands will discuss the Arctic’s assets and ask if the region has the political power it needs to develop sustainably. The discussions will be followed by an open Q&A session chaired by Lesley Riddoch; journalist and…


External Event: Knowledge and its boundaries

Join the University of Edinburgh for their Our Changing World Lecture, “Knowledge and its boundaries”, with Dr Nick Treanor. It’s normal and natural to think that how much we know, individually and collectively, grows over time. What could seem more obvious and unremarkable than the claim that, for example, I know more now than I…


External Event: Immigration and the crisis of political trust

Voters in advanced democratic countries are increasingly disillusioned with politics and politicians. This crisis of political trust appeared to reach new heights in 2016, which saw electoral breakthroughs for populist movements in a number of European countries and the US. One of the key features of this rejection of mainstream politics appears to be rising…


Building Walkable Places – Panel Discussion in Parliament, 24 October

LGiU has been working with the Ramblers to investigate how councils and developers can collaborate to build active and connected places. Our research highlights some of barriers, but also includes practical steps that can be taken to promote place-shaping across local government. We have surveyed and interviewed councils across England, and will be releasing our…

England & Wales

External Event: Sir Ivan Rogers – The History and Origins of Brexit

Policy Scotland at the University of Glasgow is delighted to announce that former UK Ambassador to the European Union Sir Ivan Rogers will give the latest in a series of public lectures on Brexit on October 16th. The talk, “The History and Origins of Brexit” – which will take place in the University’s Sir Charles…


Policy Café Kirklees: Reshaping local democracy

Kirklees has recently published a landmark report about the future of local democracy in their area. The Kirklees Democracy Commission has been investigating what a strong and healthy local democracy should look like in Kirklees for the next generation – and beyond. As part of Local Democracy Week, LGiU and Kirklees are organising a Policy…

England & Wales

Policy Café Wolverhampton: Shaping Smart Cities

Cities across the globe are becoming smarter – in their use of data, in their use of new technologies. How is local government in the UK approaching the Smart City agenda? How do we make sure that Smarter Cities are also fairer, cleaner and healthier for the people that live in them? This event is…

England & Wales

External Event: Funding the Infrastructure Gap: Local Government Finance and Development

A Planning Skills Lead Practice Event with City of Edinburgh Council With Local Development Plan proposals commonly seen as extra to council business plans what do planners need to know about local government finance and vica versa? How can planners better communicate the funding implications of delivering growth to their finance colleagues? Find out what…