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?


And Finally 25.11.22

Your weekly roundup of LGIU's most shareable content! This week, we chatted to the Cllr Awards 2022 Young Councillor of the Year Winner about his advocacy work, and, at the request of our American colleagues, LGIU staff shared what they are most grateful for. 


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 Briefing

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


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