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…
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.
A year into the post of Chief Executive of Renfrewshire Council, LGIU Scotland is in conversation with Alan Russell about Alan’s personal and organisational reflections on the challenges, opportunities facing Renfrewshire Council.
We have all watched those archaeological documentaries that find abandoned cities from the Mayan, Inca and other ancient societies that, apparently, imploded and left whole cities to be eaten up by the natural world. We discover these ancient, societal collapses when modern day archaeologists and historians unearth them and pontificate on the reasons for the…
In this blog, LGIU Associate, Suvi Loponen reflects on her findings while researching for a new briefing on the topic of community wealth building in Finland.
The briefing provides an insight into how Finland is implementing and advancing policies and practices that aim to progress plural ownership of the economy, including making financial power work for local places; fair employment and just labour markets; progressive procurement of goods and services; and, socially productive use of land and property.
Treaty: What is it? Why Australia needs it? What’s happening around Australia? How will they effect local government?
Since election night in May 2022, the Prime Minister of Australia has been very clear in his government’s commitment to implementing the Uluru Statement from the Heart, but what does this treaty mean in practice and what impact can it have on local government and its communities?
This week, we consider the needs profile of veterans and their families and explore what local government can do to facilitate their reintegration into the community, both in the short and long term.