Hello from Malmo! We’re hearing inspiring stories at the ICLEI conference like how a housing association is using a environmental and social programmes to improve the financial bottom line.
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!
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As executive mayors continue to be rolled out across the OECD, the people of Dublin have just commenced a participative democracy process to determine the best way forward for local governance arrangements in the city region. This blog gives some background for LGIU readers across the globe.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.