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?

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Global Local: The care ecosystem

This week's Global Local explores the care ecosystem and investigates local government's role in creating a well-functioning care ecosystem, which meets the diverse needs of their communities.

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Care ecosystem: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we’re focusing on how local government can help create and strengthen the care ecosystems in their communities. You’ll find best practice from Wales, England, and the USA, along with plenty of practical policy and resources.

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And Finally: Bug hotels and our global recap

Highlights from this week include: a recap of our Global Local Newsletter in 2024, our latest podcast, open features and interviews, and a Hollywood-inspired hotel for bugs

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 28 March 2024

The episode features a discussion with Dr. Andrew Walker and Dr. Greg Stride about the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, along with news stories about reducing waste, addressing homelessness, and encouraging healthier modes of transport.

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Donegal Local Enterprise Office’s ambition business accelerator for women

Despite the challenges of systemic barriers, gender biases and a global pandemic, Ireland’s woman-led entrepreneurship has skyrocketed – but theres a lot left to do. In this article, Donegal County Council, reflects on the success of their AMBITION programme and shares insights on how other councils can take women-led entrepreneurship to the next level.

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Energy saving and greener homes: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we’re focusing on how we can help create and retrofit greener homes and be more efficient with household energy use. You’ll find best practice from Ireland, Spain, India and New Zealand, along with plenty of practical policy and resources.

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