Urban flooding is a pressing challenge for local authorities across the world. Kirsty MacRae from the Scottish Flood Forum writes about the situation in Scottish cities and explores what can be done to address this issue going forward.
In the UK, a woman is killed by a man every three days. A new report on the police response to violence against women and girls finds that, despite recent progress, improvements are urgently needed in national strategy, policing practices and local multi-agency responses to tackle this deep-rooted social problem.
the second in a two-part series looking at the concept of behavioural science and its relevance to public policy, this briefing unpacks a few of the more common heuristics and biases that people regularly encounter, and applies them to a case study that looks at cycling uptake.
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?
Moray Council in Scotland has agreed to the settlement of 20 Afghan refugees, Cllr Theresa Coull writes that as a council and a community the best thing you can do is be friendly and supportive whilst they settle into a new environment.
This briefing outlines and assesses Kerry County Council’s approach to community engagement in the formulation of a local area plan, focusing specifically on the case study of Milltown – the fastest growing town in the county.
Our think tank reviews cover the latest research and thought leadership from research institutions in the UK, Ireland and Australia.
LGIU launches the brand new Global Local podcast with a look at how local governments can learn from each other on the issues of refugee resettlement.
This briefing provides a high-level summary of the Roadmap to Social Impact – why measurement matters, the key steps it comprises, and the importance of a culture that values evaluation and resources it accordingly.
The pandemic exposed high rates of domestic abuse and the dangers of being locked down and isolated with abusers for long periods of time. From challenging times, some important legislation and service changes have been implemented.