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LGIU Fortnightly 2 March: Still unfinished business

The Covid-19 pandemic has been so profound that it can be easy to forget that local government was in crisis long before coronavirus. Partly as a result of a decade of relentless funding cuts, but also because of an absence of strategic direction in nearly all of the areas most important to councils. Hear from…

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LGIU Fortnightly 15 February: Sustainability, growth and regulation

In this week’s episode, Ingrid Koehler and Jonathan Carr-West provide an overview of LGIU’s recent work, including our new 20-minute neighbourhoods bundle which outlines the benefits of accessible cities and signposts ideas that can feed into recovery from Covid-19 by building stronger and more resilient communities.

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LGIU Fortnightly 24 January: Running an election during a pandemic

In this episode focusing on the local elections planned for May, Ingrid Koehler interviews Professor of Politics, Toby James, on the global lessons of running an election in a pandemic. Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid also discuss new LGIU research on going to the polls in May.

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LGIU Fortnightly 11 December: Leaders of the Year

In this week’s episode of LGIU Fortnightly, Ingrid Koehler speaks to two of our Cllr Award winners, Cllr Tom Beattie, Leader of Corby District Council and Cllr Jenny Laing, Co-Leader of Aberdeen City Council, as well as Cllr Bridget Smith, Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council, who was highly commended at this year’s Awards.  …

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LGIU Fortnightly 30 October: The Location of Power

In this week’s episode of LGIU Fortnightly, Andrew Walker and Ingrid Koehler take a deep dive into the latest pillar in our Post-Covid Councils series, the Location of Power. Andrew sets out the key arguments of his new report ‘Power down to level up: resilient place-shaping for a post-Covid world’, plus we hear an extract…

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LGIU Fortnightly 24 September: Place and Communities

In this week’s episode, Ingrid and Jonathan discuss the latest pillar in LGIU’s Post-Covid Councils project, Place and Community, which launched last week. The episode features presentations from LGIU’s Janet Sillett and Jane Sankarayya who spoke at our Place and Community webinar, plus, Andy Johnston talks to Jim Savege, the Chair of SOLACE Scotland and…

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LGIU Fortnightly: Work and play

This time Jen Glover and Ingrid Koehler discuss the future of work and play in a Post-Covid world. As we wrap up our summer holidays (in whatever form they may have taken), we spoke to Cllr Robert Francis-Davies from the City and County of Swansea about tourism emerging from lockdown. And, as we start thinking…

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LGIU Fortnightly 6 August: Food security and access

Ingrid Koehler and Jennifer Glover present our latest episode of LGIU Fortnightly, this week covering food security and access during the pandemic. We hear from Naomi Phillips of British Red Cross about their new report looking into the UK’s emergency response to food insecurity during the Covid-19 crisis, as well as Jane Corbett, Assistant Mayor…

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