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?


Violence against women and girls

This week, we're looking at how local governments, organisations and individuals are tackling violence and abuse perpetrated against women and girls. 


An interview with – providing hope and solutions to hidden challenges through collaboration

Estimates suggest that 1 in 6 Australian women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence at the hands of a previous or current partner. This case study highlights the online resource providing comprehensive support and resources for those facing domestic violence, and the role that collaboration and governmental support has had in their growth and…

Australia, Global Blog-article With case study

Key Learnings from the Scotland Town Partnership Conference

Last week (November 16th), LGIU Scotland travelled to Kilmarnock to attend the first in-person Scotland Town Partnership conference for three years. Relevant for all those interested in town centre housing and planning, this LGIU publication brings you all the key case studies, reflections and a winners of the Scotland Loves Local Awards.

Scotland Publication With case study

And Finally 18.11.22

The LGIU's most shareable stuff. Including This Week in Local Government Scotland, Ireland and England, real action from COP27 and more


All Things Ireland: Reflecting On COP-27

All Things Ireland is the LGIU's way of bringing you all the latest local government reports and updates from the week so far. As COP-27 draws to a close, we bring you a tailored selection of briefings to keep you informed.

Ireland Blog-article

All Things Scotland: LGIU Scotland On The Move

An initiative that will deploy and use high-resolution cameras, GPS sensors, edge devices attached to waste collection trucks to rapidly and in real-time detect roadside assets that require maintenance.

Scotland Blog-article

How Can Local Governments Engage Communities On The Climate? Insights from Involve

Local government’s have a major role to play if we are to achieve net zero by 2050. This publication looks at a pioneering project to do just that – Involve’s Local Climate Engagement programme. We look at three ways to do public engagement on climate, rooted in our experience of doing this work across the…

Global, Scotland Publication

Local government leading climate change action: case studies

This collection of case studies from our Local Democracy Research Centre highlight the actions local government is leading to make climate change action a pragmatic reality.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Publication With case study