This backgrounder examines the developing structures and roles of local governance in New Zealand, from the 19th century to the present day, and suggests that the country is in a new phase of development.
ICLEI World Congress 2022 – Malmö, Sweden
Local health systems: relationships not structures
State of the Locals
This bundle highlights different perspectives on community wealth building and how this approach may be used by local authorities as they look towards economic recovery.
In this Sustainable Futures (SF) bundle, we discuss the recent publication of the IPPC Assessment Report and what these alarming findings suggest for the planet’s future as it faces increasing and inevitable problems due to climate change.
In this bundle, we highlight innovative local government food growing strategies and how these projects have nurtured and sustained communities during the pandemic and beyond.
This bundle brings together two series of briefings and other recent LGIU work looking at how towns and cities are responding to crises now and planning for the future.
Over the past few days, Germany (along with parts of the Netherlands and Belgium) has experienced catastrophic flooding, following record levels of rainfall in parts of the country. Questions have arisen around how such a devastating outcome was able to prevail as the death toll surpasses 180 and core infrastructure is predicted to remain a…
How can we measure, understand and compare the decentralisation of power in different contexts? In this first paper in our Devometrics project with the University of Kent Paolo Dardanelli and Kieran Wright scope out the issues and challenges, appraise current approaches and begin to apply them in practical contexts.
Building on a framework of dimensions of autonomy, Mark Sandford, Senior Researcher at the House of Commons Library, looks at the mechanisms and processes that need to be in place to devolve and decentralise power. The analysis focusses on English local government, but the framework has wider implications and will be of interest within other…
In this paper we argue that building back better after the pandemic must include a new settlement for place that reconnects the government’s “levelling up” ambitions with the decentralisation of power in England.
This guide has been produced for elected members who are involved in the council’s overview and scrutiny process and want to develop their questioning skills.