News Type: Blog Post


Five examples of local government driving the EV transition forward

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we focus on those who are leading the transition to EV. You’ll find best practice from Germany, Belgium, Iceland, USA and the UK, along with plenty of practical policy and resources to help point you in the right direction.

Global Blog-article
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What will 2024 hold for Irish local government policy? Expectations for the year ahead

A year in which we celebrate 125 years of local government in Ireland, 2024 promises key changes in local policy and elections, including a directly elected Mayor. This article overviews the big developments in areas like housing, planning and environment and is a must-read for all in the sector.

Ireland, Northern Ireland Blog-article

Rewilding Colchester: the woodland and biodiversity project

Colchester City Council’s Woodland and Biodiversity Project presents a unique opportunity for everyone to work together and develop a legacy of a greener city for future generations.​ This article overviews some of the initiatives involved in the project and how they’ve been implemented.

England & Wales Blog-article With case study

The Local Democracy Research Centre review of 2023

Dr Greg Stride from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre takes a look back over the last year of the LDRC’s original research and looks forward to 2024. 

Global Blog-article

Intergenerational care home project: how everyone can make a difference

We chat with those involved in an inspiring intergenerational partnership between Crosslet House – a care home for older people run by West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland, and the nearby Braehead Primary School. This interview covers their collaborative work, offering benefits for participants, the local community, and those further afield.

Global, Scotland Blog-article

Knitting together generations in South London

Judith Ish-Horowicz is a dynamic community activist who has been advocating for intergenerational practice in care and community services. LGIU’s Head of Content visited the first UK co-located care service to find out more.

England & Wales, Global Blog-article With case study