The New Zealand Government made a commitment to adopting a wellbeing budget in the 2018 budget speech, and many are now feeling impatient with the lack of change, but perhaps there is more behind the delay?
Local health systems: relationships not structures
Primer: The planning system
ICLEI World Congress 2022 – Malmö, Sweden
Severe flooding has hit communities around the globe this year, disrupting lives and livelihoods and causing lasting damage to infrastructure and housing. This bundle highlights innovative local government policy to prevent and manage flooding, tying into this week’s Global Local Recap.
Over the last two years the LGIU has published a series of briefings and research papers to try and clarify what levelling up will entail, whether it is a coherent policy and how local government can respond. This paper brings together this work to look at the opportunities levelling up offers and the risks it…
The world is facing yet another humanitarian crisis in a turbulent six years following the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan and subsequent collapse of the Afghan government. For this bundle, tying into this week’s Global Local Recap, we delve into local government policy focused on resettling migrants and refugees.
A review of UK Government spending across England’s youth sector is expected to be part of the spending review published in late October. LGIU Associate, Mark Upton, previews the issues it’s considering.
This paper has been prepared for the Local Democracy Research Centre to stimulate debate about the future role of councillors – it will help to form the basis of future discussion forums. We welcome any responses.
This bundle, released as part of our COP26 focus, explores waste issues relevant to local government, including waste management, recycling, and areas for potential innovation – including the opportunities the circular economy concept might provide.
This bundle aims to prime local government on the issue of smart cities, exploring both the opportunities and limitations the concept presents alongside showcasing an array of global case studies and best practice.
This bundle highlights how local authorities can work with children and young people to create communities more suited to their current priorities and future needs in the wake of widespread disruption from the pandemic.
All councillors have a role in supporting public and voluntary services for children. Many councils also support youth councils and young mayors which enable the young people in your local authority to engage with local civic functions. Here is a guide on how your role as a councillor overlaps with children’s services.