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?



England policy round-up: June and July 2023

This policy round-up for England looks at the most relevant and recent announcements and publications during June and July. Government announcements included the third National (Climate) Adaptation Plan, information on the role of the new Office for Local Government, and plans to simplify the funding landscape for local authorities.

England & Wales Briefing
Members & Global Local

Global Local: Citizen Science

In this week's Global Local, we're looking at the intersection between citizen science and local government.


Championing community-led research with marginalised groups in Newham

In this article, the London Borough of Newham, UCL’s Institute of Global Prosperity and local community infrastructure organisation Compost CIC detail their work to set up a community research network, by and for, marginalised groups in Newham.

England & Wales Blog-article

All things Australia – new research and resources for local government

Our latest resources for local government in Australia include fresh analysis of 20-minute neighbourhoods and a deep dive into topics like Community Land Trusts and planning for electric vehicles. We keep you up to date with everything that matters to local government in Australia. Find out what you might have missed.

Australia Blog-article

It’s only a matter of time: Accessibility and the 15-minute city

This briefing explores a common critique associated with the 15-minute city model. In its various iterations, from the 30-minute to the 15-minute, and even the 5-minute city, speed matters: but who does it serve? And how can its adoption engage the meaningful participation of all citizens?

Australia Briefing

All things Scotland: Islands in the downstream, Cllr Awards 2023 and more

From what to do with the kids during summer holidays to children’s health, tax and population trends , we keep 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 the launch of our annual Cllr Awards.

Scotland Blog-article