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?


Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre – good for the environment and good for you

This article, from Brimbank City Council, explores the Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre – Australia’s first 100% renewable energy powered, zero greenhouse gas emissions aquatic centre. Examining the environmental, financial and health outcomes of the centre, and sharing lessons learned.

Australia Blog-article With case study

Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 14 March 2024

In this episode of “What’s New at LGIU”, Simone and Freya discuss the launch of the annual Cllr Awards and share the latest news from local governments around the world.

Global Blog-article
Members & Global Local

Global Local: Local cinema, TV and film

This week's Global Local explores the role of local cinemas in providing community hubs and space for shared connections, along with the benefits and drawbacks of having your hometown up on the screens. 


State of the locals 2024

In this session, jointly hosted with Ipsos, experts will discuss our brand-new polling that explores public attitudes to local elections and local government.

England & Wales Event

Supporting local cinemas and the film industry : 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 support local cinemas, local film culture, and the local movie and TV industry. You’ll find best practice from Croatia, Northern Ireland, Austria and more, along with plenty of practical policy and resources for more…

Global Blog-article

Oireachtas and local government March 2024

In this member-exclusive round-up service, we examine the news from Ireland’s Parliament every month with a focus, as always, on legislation which impacts local government. This March issue covers a range of topics, including shared Island investment priorities, the Climate Action Plan 2024, Joint Policing Committees and Local Community Safety Partnerships, and much more.

Ireland Briefing
Members & Global Local

Global Local: Gender in policy

This week's Global Local explores the importance of considering gender in policy and applying a gender lens to policy decision-making. This edition will also examine the crucial role of local government in promoting gender equality and addressing gender-based inequalities at the community level.