Communities and society

From social engagement to civic action – how can local government engage citizens in democracy and delivery? What can communities do for themselves with the support of local public bodies?

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Think Tank Review July 2021

This month’s Think Tank Review focuses on sustainability, recovery and ‘building back’ – with highlights from new thinking and research on housing, social care and local government finance.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Generation Covid: The impact on young people in the UK – Youth Affairs APPG

The report ‘Generation COVID: The economic impact of COVID-19 on young people in the United Kingdom’, published in May 2021 by the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Affairs, puts a spotlight on the economic impact of the pandemic on young people and calls for better financial, educational and employment support for young people…

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing

LIVE Q&A EVENT: Treaty, People, Place

The State of Victoria is working with Aboriginal Victorians as equal partners to develop a historic first treaty with the potential to redefine the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Victorians. Join us on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples to discuss how this monumental process might shape local policy and land use planning in…

Australia Event

Bundle: Growing success with community gardens

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.

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Insights into sustaining European urban agriculture projects

How can municipalities make urban farming projects thrive in the long term? This blog covers lessons from project leaders in Greece, Portugal and Bulgaria that range from cutting-edge digital mapping to creative ways to nourish soil.

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Global Local Executive Panel – July 2021: Child Friendly Communities

On July 15th 2021, LGIU Australia and VLGA presented an international panel of expert speakers from a variety of positions in Queensland, Victoria and Scotland to discuss what the impact of COVID has been on children and young people in their jurisdictions.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Briefing

Covid-WIRED: Mapping the evidence on the unequal wellbeing impacts of the pandemic

The Covid Wellbeing Inequalities Research Evidence Dashboard is a new and unique online dashboard looking at emerging research on the impact of the pandemic on different populations and outcomes. Joanne Smithson explains how local government can make use of the data to reduce local inequalities and improve wellbeing.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog