In a comprehensive survey of council leaders, chief executives and heads of democratic services told us that we must delay local elections to the Autumn and we must do it now.
The multi-democratic council
LGIU Scotland: End of year review 2020
This communication, imagined by Laura Catchpole, from a local government leader discussing the merits of a wellbeing council, is one of the scenarios that we are exploring as part of the new municipalism pillar of our Post-Covid Councils project looking at the future of local government.
This imagining, from Kerry Ferguson, of what we are calling a multi-democratic council is one of the scenarios that we are exploring as part of the new municipalism pillar of our Post-Covid Councils project looking at the future of local government.
This pillar of our post-Covid councils project explores the future of local government in response to the many impacts that Covid has had on people’s lives and councils. We examine possible scenarios for how the way that local government works and delivers services might change in response to local conditions.
This essay is part of our post-covid councils work looking at the future of local government. Here Janet Sillett offers a vision of a council choosing to bring a 21st century take to the concept of municipalism.
2020 was LGIU Scotland’s biggest year for content yet. Here we bring you a round up of some of what we produced during the year and look at what we have planned for the coming year.
2020 was a tumultuous year for local government. It also one that clearly showed the importance of its community leadership role. We’ve had a look back through some of our most impactful work this year, providing support, looking ahead and shining a light on the work of councils and local government leaders.
Covid-19 has exacerbated and accelerated a period of huge disruption across many parts of the globe. Dr Andy Johnston looks at the implications of this disruption for local government and examines potential future scenarios for the future of the sector.
In this essay we look at the results from a new LGIU survey on perceptions of misinformation, and explore: how trust is under threat, the link between trust and an effective pandemic response, how jurisdictional disputes and misinformation undermine trust and how we can shore up trust for local recovery.