This backgrounder introduces the planning process, common terms and phrases and details current issues within the planning system. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority subjects, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.
Notable practice: LGIU case study roundup March-April 2023
Local government finance: a comparative study
LGIU@40: For the future of local government – a white paper
This primer introduces you to the role of local authorities in tackling the climate emergency and highlights three key areas of climate action. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.
In this paper, based on interviews with council officers, we seek to develop an understanding of local government’s role within systems for health and wellbeing.
This collection showcases a wide range of LGIU work that explores all things age-friendly communities, including housing, planning, care and service delivery. Older people require supportive, inclusive environments to compensate for age-related changes, so adapting environments to support healthy ageing and continued participation in society is essential as local governments around the world experience ageing…
This publication examines diversity in political representation, including the legal context; the most recent data on ethnicity and disability in relation to councillors; barriers faced by black, ethnic minority and disabled candidates and councillors; what can be done to increase diversity, and; current advice and support.
While the ideas behind Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been around for some time, AI is increasingly is being used to develop public services, including education. This bundle explores the role AI currently plays in the delivery of these public services along with future implications.
Every election represents aspiration and choice, but this year perhaps more than ever we need to celebrate democracy. Our communications guide focuses on some easy steps that councils can take during this election period and some ideas to develop for future elections. Read the guide.
This collection provides resources from LGIU and elsewhere to support local government in dealing with the impact of the Ukrainian invasion. Topics covered in this collection range from cost of living, to resettlement and maintaining trust in democracy.