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Maximising local tourism and community engagement through seasonal attractions

This briefing explores the impact of seasonal attractions, emphasising their importance to local economies, tourism, and community engagement. It highlights the key role of councils in managing these attractions and addresses the impact of seasonality on visitor numbers and revenue while also offering the opportunity to celebrate local culture and build community spirit.

Global With case study
Members & Global Local

Top takeaways from the SmartCitiesWorld Climate Action Summit 2024

Discover key insights from the SmartCitiesWorld 2024 Cities Climate Action Summit, showcasing how cities drive climate action and economic growth. Learn about leadership, innovative solutions, and investment in sustainable development for a resilient future. This briefing highlights the vital role of cities and local government in combatting climate challenges globally.

England & Wales, Global
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LGIU special report: Ireland Local Elections results 2024

This briefing, as part of our LGIU special report series on Ireland’s local elections, analyses the results of the local elections. This briefing covers the results for each Council, examines the agreements and pacts formed and reflects on the first-ever directly elected mayor in Ireland.

Ireland
Members & Global Local

Looking for a home: Can local government help younger people deal with the housing crisis?

In many countries, young people are bearing the brunt of the housing crisis. With home ownership and even renting out of their reach, what options are open besides living with mum and dad? This briefing surveys the scene and flags up some of the solutions on offer from local government.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland With case study
Members

Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill 2023 – Parts 10, 11 and 12

This briefing is part of our series covering Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill. In this briefing, we examine Part 10 ‘Architectural Heritage’, Part 11 ‘Enforcement’, and Part 12 ‘Appeal Procedures, Planning Register and Records, and Miscellaneous Powers and Procedures’ of the Bill.

Ireland
Members

Greening without gentrification needs local government leadership

Impacts of the climate crisis are being seen across the world and local authorities are developing vital measures that will not only reduce emissions but help communities adapt to climate change. While such sustainability interventions clearly have important environmental and social benefits, there is a risk that these developments will exacerbate social, racial, and economic…

England & Wales, Scotland With case study
Members & Global Local

The impact of funding cuts on local events and activities

This briefing looks at the social and community benefits of running local cultural events and the risks of losing those benefits in the face of funding cuts. It looks at potential solutions to maintaining events in the light of reduced resources, covering five case studies.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland With case study
Members

The rates system in Northern Ireland – part 2

This is part two of our series on the ratings system in Northern Ireland and its role in funding local government. In this briefing, we examine experiences from across the UK and consider how lessons might be applied in Northern Ireland.

Global, Northern Ireland