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Is it too difficult to reform social care?

This briefing from University of Birmingham researchers explores the difficulties of social care reform which evoke key issues such as the rebalancing of central and local government relations and new fiscal challenges. Using the metaphor of a social care ecosystem, it outlines how this can help us think about reform.

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Global Local: Greener homes

This week's Global Local explores greener homes around the world, and how local government can set an example by promoting, supporting and building greener homes.

Energy saving and greener homes: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we’re focusing on how we can help create and retrofit greener homes and be more efficient with household energy use. You’ll find best practice from Ireland, Spain, India and New Zealand, along with plenty of practical policy and resources.

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Closing the global skills gap: Is there a leadership role for local government?

The global skills gap refers to a mismatch between the skills possessed by the current workforce and the skills required for the future. Efforts are being made across sectors to bridge the gap, such as upskilling and reskilling initiatives. This briefing explores the vital role of local government in addressing this issue.

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What can we learn from the Canadian local government experience of retrofitting?

This briefing explores the Canadian experience in developing and implementing building codes and green technologies to make new buildings more energy efficient and climate resilient. It also identifies key barriers and offers solutions, along with case studies and best practices for policymakers and industry stakeholders.

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Global Local: Local cinema, TV and film

This week's Global Local explores the role of local cinemas in providing community hubs and space for shared connections, along with the benefits and drawbacks of having your hometown up on the screens. 

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Global Local Think Tank Review – March 2024

Our global local think tank review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. This edition features publications on childcare provision; the ageing global population; the ‘new era’ of industrial strategy; modern methods of housing construction; regulation; and how local governments can protect democracy.