Topic: Covid-19

How councils and communities are dealing with the pandemic and emerging on the other side. All content is free to access but may require registration.


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Urban density and pandemics: lessons from global Covid-19 experiences

What is the relationship between urban density to the transmission of Covid-19? We look at the experience in South Africa and various global cities, how the link can be over-simplified, and at how cities reduced transmissions and flattened the curve in areas of high density.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Briefing With case study

Online meeting: Sustainable Futures policy roundtable

This virtual policy roundtable offers the chance for attendees to outline what they would like to see included in LGIU’s work on Sustainable Futures, as well as an opportunity to share your experiences and plans for the future on these timely issues. The roundtable is part of LGIU’s ongoing Post-Covid Councils project.

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

LGIU Fortnightly 22 July: Countering misinformation

Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid Koehler catch you up on the latest developments at LGIU. Plus, there is a new interview with Danil Mikhailov, an expert on misinformation who talks about the prevalence of misinformation in our communities, democracy and public health conversations and what councils can do about it. We also hear a snippet from…

England & Wales, Scotland Podcast Blog
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EU-UK future relationship: impact of Covid-19

The UK’s exit from the transition period will bring significant change, with or without a new deal. Local government will have to contend with managing the continuing and unpredictable Covid-19 situation, the recovery, and the Brexit changeover simultaneously. We summarise the state of negotiations and the potential impact on councils.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Trust in the public realm really matters

In his latest column for The Municipal Journal, Jonathan Carr-West discusses the importance of trust in public services and analyses the worrying signs that the Government will push councils into the firing line in the wake of the Covid-19 health crisis.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog