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LGIU & CCLA Cllr Awards 2022

Running for the 13th year across England & Wales and 5th year in Scotland, Cllr Awards are the only national awards celebrating the vital work of councillors. Nominate a councillor today!


Poll: What are the most essential skills for councillors?

We want to find out which skills our members and followers believe are the most essential for councillors to help them thrive in their roles. Vote now in our poll to give us your insights into what makes an effective councillor. 

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ICLEI World Congress 2022 – Malmö, Sweden

This bundle compiles examples of content along each theme of the ICLEI World Congress 2022 Summit in Malmö, Sweden. We’ll be blogging and providing coverage live from Malmö on our Twitter and website, so stay tuned.


The road to net zero

This event hosted by the LGIU will bring together political and local government experts to discuss reaching net zero, the role of councils in sustainable development, and the intersection with the cost of living crisis.


Tiny houses: a neat homelessness solution or a reminder of the problem?

As the ‘self-built tiny house tour’ genre of videos remains highly popular, it’s easy to see the appeal of these dwellings, with their low-cost builds, cool space-saving tricks and minimalist, cosy interiors. But can these tiny houses actually contribute to alleviating housing security for those who need it most, or is the popularity of tiny…

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Global Local Think Tank Review

This month’s Think Tank Review focuses on housing and planning issues in the wake of Covid-19 along with the latest research on Covid-19 recovery in a variety of areas. There are also reports covering extremism and war in light of events in Ukraine and some insights into water infrastructure from the US.


Case study: Green municipal bonds in Massachusetts, USA

Municipal bonds are a financing tool potentially well suited to address infrastructure investment gaps for local government, having been used by cities in the US to fund large scale, capital-intensive projects since the 1900s. This case study is taken from LGIU’s report Exploring Economic and Enterprise Opportunities from Climate Action.

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New features are waiting for you!

We’ve been busy working behind the scenes to make our member services even better. Find out what this means for you and your council.

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