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Collection: Food, agriculture and rural communities

This collection showcases a range of LGIU work exploring food, agriculture and rural communities. It has plenty of key resources to offer for staff and councillors in public services who aspire to drive and improve engagement and sustainability in rural and agricultural areas.

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Collection: Future technology

This collection showcases LGIU’s resources exploring technology and its future uses in society. In this collection you will find open content, member briefings and Global Local newsletters exploring both the opportunities and limitations technology presents, alongside an array of global case studies and best practice.

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Collection: Young people and their futures

This collection showcases a range of LGIU work exploring young people and their futures. It has plenty of key resources to offer for staff and councillors in public services who aspire to drive and improve young people’s education, mental health, future prospects and engagement with government and democracy.

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Members

How to actually do good

This briefing offers ways to help you calibrate your aim and a pathway to finding the happy medium, so that you can sleep at night knowing your effort is actually achieving serving your community. This is part one of a three part series.

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Global Local Think Tank Review – October 2023

Our monthly Think Tank Review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. Topics this month include affordable housing challenges, neighbourhood and school segregation, intergenerational poverty, preventative public services, public health data, international health care systems and government procurement for social value. 

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Members & Global Local

Enhancing safety for women in public places

Feeling safe is integral to everyone’s well-being and quality of life. For women, perceptions of safety and negative experiences can inhibit their participation and use of public spaces and places. This briefing provides an overview of two recently introduced projects on creating safer public spaces for diverse women.

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Collaborating for better outcomes: managing our natural assets and urban landscapes

Collaboration between local governments and environmental organisations offers opportunities for healthy and sustainable natural environments in towns and cities. This article focuses on the Landscape Foundation of Australia’s three strategic priorities in facilitating community engagement and local government collaboration for natural environment management.

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Members

Alternative approaches to valuing nature

This briefing reviews alternative approaches to valuing nature. These approaches are not limited to economic value and include cultural and spiritual values, and the benefits to human health and well-being.

Briefing With case study

Loosening your belt to cure obesity: Rethinking standard vehicle sizes

Standards Australia is updating the design standard for off-street car parking to accommodate larger vehicles. This article unpacks the revision, including the risks of a car-dominated built form, the role of the Standard in informing decision-making, and the long-term need for consistency. 

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Collection: Tackling inequalities

This collection brings together LGIU’s content on tackling inequalities at the local level. It presents resources across a range of different inequality topics including, gender, housing and homelessness, poverty, youth and health.

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