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?


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 Blog-article

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, Northern Ireland, Scotland Publication With case study

In Conversation With Alan Russell at Renfrewshire Council

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.

Scotland Blog-article With case study

England weekly roundup 11.11.22

Bushtucker trials and process breakdown, our highlights from a week in local government.

England & Wales Blog-article

What do we do when the economic and social infrastructure of a city collapses?

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…

England & Wales, Global Blog-article With case study
Members & Global Local

Finland: an individualistic welfare state public sector reform and community wealth building

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.

Global Briefing With case study
Members & Global Local

Global Local bulletin: Support for veterans

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.

Members & Global Local

Needs profiles of veterans across the globe

In 2016/17 it was estimated that 2.5 million UK Armed Forces veterans live in Great Britain. Veterans are known to have a number of specific needs which can require tailored support.

Global Briefing