Topic: 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?


Vulnerability and strength: islands on the front lines of the climate crisis

The situation that has unfolded on Rhodes in recent weeks highlights the vulnerability of islands across the world. Scarce resources and geographical isolation coupled with an increased vulnerability to the physical impacts of the climate crisis put small islands in a particularly challenging position.

Global Blog-article

Local government Australia: policy roundup

The first ‘bookmark-able’ version of our weekly policy, news and data roundup for Australian local government. From fuel cells to deadly mushrooms, electronic ID and rezoning.

Australia Briefing

All things Scotland: managing cars, legislation round-ups and election mishaps

From the latest legislation bulletin to more light reading like the summer reading list. Our All Things Scotland keeps you up to date with everything that matters to local government. Find out what you might have missed from LGIU in the last four weeks, including a new report on the council and the car.

Scotland Blog-article
Members & Global Local

Global Local: Indigenous issues

In this week's Global Local, we're looking at the issues facing Indigenous peoples around the world and how local governments can help better support and represent these communities. 


All things Ireland: key local government resources for summer

Just because July was a washout doesn’t mean LGIU Ireland took its eye off the ball (GAA final pun intended)! Our monthly round-up recaps all policy briefings, articles, events and research that you might have missed over the last four weeks.

Ireland Blog-article
Members & Global Local

Global Local: Food and community

In this week's Global Local, we're looking at food's impact on our communities. 


Reconnect older people through the Age Friendly Ireland programme structures

The following briefing looks at one critical pillar of embedding age friendly thinking into our local policy processes and how this is making a substantive difference to how councils across Ireland approach the opportunities of having an ageing population.

Ireland, Northern Ireland Briefing With case study