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Global Local: Workforce planning

Workforce planning This week, we’re exploring the levers available to local government to identify and address workforce needs, helping to meet strategic goals. For local government, workforce planning means identifying the current and future workforce needs your organisation or community may have, and implementing solutions in line with achieving missions, visions or strategic plans. Workforce…

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Global Local: Cllr Showcase

Global Local Cllr Showcase 2022 This week, we’re putting the spotlight on our upcoming Global Local Cllr Showcase. This is an opportunity to highlight and recognise the great work of elected leaders in local government near and far. As readers of Global Local, you know our work focuses on sharing innovation and information that supports…

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Global Local: Accessibility in housing and infrastructure

Accessible housing and infrastructure For this edition we’re looking at how local authorities can plan for inclusion, removing barriers to participation for disabled people. Global interest in the accessibility of our housing and environments is rising, driven by a number of factors. Firstly, the prevalence of disability is high and increasing – 15% of the global…

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Global Local: Addiction

Addiction This week, we’re putting the spotlight on the global addiction crisis and the ways local government can intervene. Addiction is a neuropsychological disorder that results in the uncontrolled use of substances or displays of behaviours, despite the harmful consequences. Worldwide, it affects about one in five people over the age of 14 and there…

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Global Local: E-mobility

E-mobility This week, we’re exploring how local policy can facilitate improved uptake and management of electric vehicles – of all shapes and sizes. The case for electric vehicles (EVs) is plain. Yet making them the rule rather than the exception on our roads is another matter entirely. It’s an issue that can sometimes seem to…

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Global Local: First birthday

Celebrate our first birthday with us! Today, LGIU’s Global Local newsletter turns one! A year ago, we launched our first newsletter on the topic of community gardens and food security – and we have certainly come a long way since. From dealing with potholes to humanitarian concerns, in a short space of time, we’ve covered over…

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Global Local: Biodiversity

Biodiversity This week, we’re putting the spotlight local strategies for supporting biodiversity. As yet another record-breaking heatwave rocks much of the northern hemisphere, it is clear that the climate crisis has transitioned from a distant threat to lived reality. The Sixth Mass Extinction refers to an ongoing extinction event of species as a result of…

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Global Local: Emerging technologies in education

Emerging technologies in education Each week we focus on a different global topic, highlighting innovative content and insights from LGIU and our members around the world.   Over the last decade, the digitalisation of education has already created a number of opportunities for students and educators alike, with developments such as free online tutoring programmes,…

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Global Local: Quarterly round-up July 2022

Quarterly Round-up Each week Global Local focuses on a different global topic, highlighting innovative content and insights from LGIU and our members around the world. Our quarterly round-up edition of Global Local allows you to revisit your favourite topics – and gives our new readers a chance to catch up. Keep reading for a refresh…

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Global Local: Pride edition

Pride: representation during June and beyond This week, we’re putting the spotlight on local government’s responsibility to serve LGBTQIA+ communities, through Pride, representation and more. Pride Month commemorates the ongoing struggle for civil rights and equality faced by people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ), while also celebrating progress and achievements by people…

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