Food has become a high profile issue recently in England with the debates over food for children in the lockdown. This briefing is part of series on food insecurity and the links between food and sustainability, health and wellbeing in an international context.
In the sequel to her previous blog on planning for outdoor socialisation in winter, Dr Alina Congreve focuses in on work by Canadian local government – in particular their production of winter design guidelines.
Keep Scotland Beautiful’s latest research on littering not only spells out the horrifying facts, but recommends a bold, revised approach to safeguarding and improving the beauty and cleanliness of Scotland’s local environments. Barry Fisher, CEO, tells us more about the issue – and their eight-point cross-sector agenda for change.
This briefing explores the changes in children and young people’s mental health during the pandemic, and the innovative ways UK government is responding to the issue.
In this briefing we look at two successful local government programmes: one engaging women in politics by encouraging political participation and improved perception of female politicians; and one providing young women with tools to support confidence, resilience and leadership in all aspects of their lives.
Recent National Audit Office (NAO) and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) reports criticised the processes the UK government used to select potential recipients of Town Deals. This briefing considers how places might, nevertheless, define and deliver wider programmes of town recovery and renewal.
The High Court of Australia recently cleared the final hurdle for the largest native title settlement in Australian history by dismissing all appeals before the Court. Here we takes a detailed look at the South West Native Title Settlement, the implications for local governments in WA, and what this settlement means for local governments more…
On December 17th 2020, VLGA, LGPro and LGIU were proud to bring to you a panel of global-local government CEOs discussing the impacts of Covid-19 on the operations of council, the impacts for the municipal communities which they serve and to examine what lies ahead as we move toward a post-acute Covid environment.
2020 was a tumultuous year for local government. It also one that clearly showed the importance of its community leadership role. We’ve had a look back through some of our most impactful work this year, providing support, looking ahead and shining a light on the work of councils and local government leaders.
This briefing explores the connection between illicit drug use and homelessness, using Canada and the UK’s management strategies, in dealing with the growing crisis, as a case study.