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.
Embarking on a city-wide EV journey over 12 years ago, Dundee City Council has much to share from its EV transition. With a focus on local government’s role in EV provision, this interview explores Dundee City Council’s overall plan and the key themes underpinning the innovative delivery and adoption of EV infrastructure across the area.
What financial lessons can UK local government learn from the rise of China in international snooker?
Are we fully benefitting from transferring skills and expertise from UK local authorities to the wider world? And can the increasing global expansion of snooker give us any pointers on how to capitalise on the collective expertise we have to share, both in sports and local politics? This think piece explores the answers.
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.
After an eventful year for Scottish local government in 2023, we have mapped out some of the key policy areas for the sector in 2024 to identify the pinch points and priorities for Scotland’s 32 councils over the next 12 months. Sign up for FREE to read.
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.
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.
We’ve spotlighted some great examples of how local government all around the world are making a difference in the lives of their communities over the festive period. Get inspired by your international colleagues here.
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.
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.