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?


State of the Locals on Friday morning

Your morning round-up from the LGIU team with what you need to know from the local election results thus far.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog

The road to net zero

This event hosted by the LGIU will bring together political and local government experts to discuss reaching net zero, the role of councils in sustainable development, and the intersection with the cost of living crisis.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

Tiny houses: a neat homelessness solution or a reminder of the problem?

As the ‘self-built tiny house tour’ genre of videos remains highly popular, it’s easy to see the appeal of these dwellings, with their low-cost builds, cool space-saving tricks and minimalist, cosy interiors. But can these tiny houses actually contribute to alleviating housing security for those who need it most, or is the popularity of tiny…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Global Local Think Tank Review

This month’s Think Tank Review focuses on housing and planning issues in the wake of Covid-19 along with the latest research on Covid-19 recovery in a variety of areas. There are also reports covering extremism and war in light of events in Ukraine and some insights into water infrastructure from the US.

Global Briefing

State of the Locals

Exclusive polling data commissioned by LGIU from Ipsos on UK attitudes to local elections, the work of councillors and role of local government.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication

Beating the heat in Miami-Dade County: a coordinated approach

As the climate crisis worsens, extreme heat events are becoming an increasingly common across the world. These events pose a serious threat to life as well as to supply chains, infrastructure and economies. Miami-Dade County is one place that is leading the way in addressing extreme heat. In this article Mayor Daniella Levine Cava discusses…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Blog Post Blog

Bundle: Age friendly communities

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 populations. This bundle brings together our work on creating age-friendly communities and environments.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication