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?


Collection: Age-friendly communities

This collection showcases a wide range of LGIU work that explores all things age-friendly communities, including housing, planning, care and service delivery. Older people require supportive, inclusive environments to compensate for age-related changes, so adapting environments to support healthy ageing and continued participation in society is essential as local governments around the world experience ageing…

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Age-friendly communities

In this Global Local newsletter, we explore how local authorities are successfully adapting to become age-friendly across a range of sectors.

Members & Global Local

Anchor approaches: Amplifying the positive impacts of Local Government

The first of a four-part series exploring opportunities for local government to grow local productivity and place-based wellbeing by intentionally adopting Anchor approaches, this briefing introduces the key concepts and discusses how Anchor approaches can improve place-based wellbeing.

Australia Briefing

State of the Locals

This virtual panel hosted by the LGIU and Vuelio will bring together political and local government experts to share their predictions and ones to watch ahead of the 2022 local elections.

England & Wales, Scotland Event

IFS Deaton Inequality Review: Firms and inequality

This briefing deals with two papers published recently as part of the IFS Inequality Review. One focuses on the role of the state in value creation and the other addresses inequalities between firms.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Quarterly Round-up

This Global Local edition brings together the content we’ve featured so far this year, along with survey findings and a look ahead to the coming months.


Anchor Approaches: Collaborations in practice

This briefing is the third in a four-part series exploring opportunities for Local Government to positively influence local productivity and wellbeing by deliberately adopting Anchor approaches. The first briefing in the series Anchor Approaches: Amplifying the positive impacts of local government provides a comprehensive overview of diverse anchor approaches available to local government. The second briefing in the series, Anchor Approaches: Activity…

Australia Briefing