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?

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Global Local: Rewilding

This week's Global Local explores the importance of rewilding in local communities. The edition unpacks how local governments can lead and support rewilding projects, as well as use rewilding as an opportunity for citizen engagement and education about conservation and sustainability.

Daily-news

Rewilding: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we focus on we can rewild our local areas – from cities to wilderness. You’ll find best practice from Spain, Singapore, Australia and the UK along with plenty of practical policy and resources to for more insight and guidance on the…

Global Blog-article
Members

Limerick City and County Council – Local Authority of the Year 2023

Limerick City and County Council has been recognized for its exemplary work, receiving the Local Authority of the Year award in 2023. This briefing explores the council’s forward-thinking approach, focused on economic growth, sustainability, community development and cultural advancement, and showcases Limerick as a model of progress for other regions to emulate.

Ireland, Northern Ireland Briefing With case study
Members

England policy round-up: December 2023 and January 2024

Our England policy round-up overviews the key policy announcements and publications for local government. December and January saw commentators assess progress against Rishi Sunak’s five policy pledges and look ahead to the general election. The latest edition features publications on public service reform, levelling up, poverty and much more.

England & Wales Briefing
Members & Global Local

Global Local: Reconciliation

This week's Global Local explores the power of reconciliation in creating more just, harmonious and equitable societies. The edition also unpacks the significant and constant role local government, as a foundational pillar of every community, has in facilitating reconciliation.

Daily-news

A post-conflict role for local government in Northern Ireland

In a region where ethno-nationalist conflict continues to dominate society, culture and governance, this article explores the role of Northern Ireland’s local government in peacebuilding efforts. Highlighting three areas which exemplify the importance of local government’s role in reconciliation.

Ireland, Northern Ireland Blog-article

Reconciliation: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we focus on ways local government shows themselves as leaders in reconciliation. You’ll find best practice from Ireland, Scotland, USA, Canada and England along with plenty of practical policy and resources to for more insight and guidance on the topic.

Global Blog-article

Interview with Chief Robert Joseph: A pathway to healing and reconciliation

This interview with Chief Robert Joseph, a Gwawaenuk First Nation hereditary chief, focuses on the importance of reconciliation, and the powerful role of local government and community in promoting healing and collaboration. In this article, Chief Joseph shares his unique insights on the need for open dialogue, trust and perseverance when fostering reconciliation between all.

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