Global Local Library

LGIU's Global Local library includes case studies, technical briefings, reports, interviews with leaders and more. Join us for full access. Sign in or create a free account if your organisation is already a member or subscribe to Global Local to get access to all of our Global Local resources and our full archive of topical bulletins, think tank reviews and more.


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Global Local: Nordic spotlight

Discover the Nordic countries' successes in local governance and how they respond to global challenges such as climate change, ageing populations & more.

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Health and social services reform in Finland – Centralising local government services

This briefing provides insight into the controversial health and social services reform that is being rolled out in Finland right now. It looks at the years leading up to the large-scale reform that is fundamentally changing the provision and funding of services that were historically within a local government remit.

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Global Local: Air quality and pollution

How is local government taking action to support cleaner air where we live, work and breathe? Find innovation and good practice.

Global Local bulletin: Year in Review Part Two

Our year in review - local solutions to global challenges. The second of two editions rounding up 2022, with a focus on the challenges faced by local government around planning and built environment.

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Global Local Think Tank Review – January 2023

We round up the best thinking on local public services from around the world. This edition includes health inequalities, affordable childcare, corruption, dealing with extreme weather and learning from failure.

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Case study roundup December 2022

Our new case study roundup for LGIU members and Global Local subscribers. Read notable practice highlights from our Daily News service and see case studies from our articles and briefings you may have missed.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland With case study
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Rural, Coastal and Island issues- Global Local Executive Panel

Our final Global Executive Panel for 2022, this briefing summarises the December 2022 LGIU and VLGA rural, coastal and island panel. Bringing together Chief Executives from Ireland, the UK and Australia, this briefing shares the highlights of the panel and the experiences of Chief Executives facing the unique challenges in rural, coastal and island communities.

Australia, Global, Ireland, Scotland With case study
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Global Local bulletin: Christmas lights

This week, we’re celebrating Christmas around the globe and taking a look back at some of our favourite moments from the past year.

A municipal Christmas

Councils are celebrating the holidays and supporting stronger communities, sustainability and local economic development. Find out how in this fun tour of municipal Christmas cheer.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland