Publications

Our publications help local government professionals stay informed, learn from peers and experts, and develop their skills and expertise through in-depth analysis, research and insights on topics relevant to the sector.  Create a free LGIU website account to access exclusive content and sign up for our newsletters.

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Collection: Indigenous Voice to Parliament

LGIU believes in the need for informed conversations and action, so we’ve developed this collection using a range of resources to help local government understand more about the Voice and its impact on local government.

Australia, Global

LGIU@40 Collection: Participation

Participation is a central theme of our LGIU@40 campaign about the future of local government. This collection of resources explores the issues and includes major research reports, articles, member-only briefings and our Global Local newsletter.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

A system wide perspective of local government finance in Germany

This report focuses on the local government funding system in Germany. It is part of ongoing research by the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre comparing funding systems in different countries.

England & Wales, Global, Northern Ireland, Scotland

Parking strategies and innovation

Parking is a complex issue that cuts across social, economic, environmental and development policies. There are also new developments in the pipeline that councils need to be aware of and incorporate into their strategies. This new report is intended as an informative tool to aid discussions around future planning.

The council and the car

Local government is often responsible for the last mile and the first. This collection of LGIU resources looks at how councils can manage our relationship with the car and its possible alternatives.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland

Collection: Energy – powering local future

This collection showcases a range of LGIU work that explores energy on a local level, including transitions in energy sources and powering future homes. It has plenty of key resources to offer for staff and councillors in public services that aspire to drive a sustainable energy transition in their areas.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

Collection: Tackling pollution

This collection showcases a range of LGIU work that explores all things pollution, including air, waste and water. From exclusive LGIU member content to our Global Local newsletters, plus articles which are free for anyone to read, we provide resources to support better policy and practice for your communities.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland

Collection: Environmental governance

This collection showcases a range of LGIU work that explores all things environmental governance on a local level, including best environmental practice from local leaders around the world, the importance of community engagement, and adaptation and resilience strategies.

England & Wales, Global, Northern Ireland, Scotland