Publications

We have an extensive catalogue of publications - research reports, long read articles, toolkits and best practice guidelines - that stem from our work with our member councils and other collaborations. Most publications are free to read and download as PDFs but you do need to be logged in to the website. Please sign in or set up an account if you don't already have one (this is free of charge). A few publications are for members only.

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Our gift to you to celebrate 2022!

Check out this year’s holiday gift to all from LGIU! We’ve showcased some of our favourite briefings of 2022 inspired by four jolly themes: health and happiness, connection and community, progress and prosperity, and self-care and balance.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa

Key Learnings from the Scotland Town Partnership Conference

Last week (November 16th), LGIU Scotland travelled to Kilmarnock to attend the first in-person Scotland Town Partnership conference for three years. Relevant for all those interested in town centre housing and planning, this LGIU publication brings you all the key case studies, reflections and a winners of the Scotland Loves Local Awards.

Scotland With case study

Bundle: levelling up

Levelling up has been the key theme of the UK Government since the general election, but there are still fundamental questions about what levelling up means. This bundle gathers together the array of content produced by LGIU to explore the levelling up agenda and its implications.

England & Wales, Scotland

How Can Local Governments Engage Communities On The Climate? Insights from Involve

Local government’s have a major role to play if we are to achieve net zero by 2050. This publication looks at a pioneering project to do just that – Involve’s Local Climate Engagement programme. We look at three ways to do public engagement on climate, rooted in our experience of doing this work across the…

Global, Scotland

Local government leading climate change action: case studies

This collection of case studies from our Local Democracy Research Centre highlight the actions local government is leading to make climate change action a pragmatic reality.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland With case study

In Conversation With Alan Russell at Renfrewshire Council

A year into the post of Chief Executive of Renfrewshire Council, LGIU Scotland is in conversation with Alan Russell about Alan’s personal and organisational reflections on the challenges, opportunities facing Renfrewshire Council.

Scotland With case study