Topic: Culture, sport and tourism

An essential ingredient for place making. How can communities and local government work together to make local life fun and enriching and attract visitors for economic development?


Coastal and Heritage Conservation Clare County Council

In the run up to our Rural and Coastal Issues Global Executive Panel on December 1st, LGIU Ireland hears about coastal and heritage conservation in Clare County Council.

Ireland Blog-article With case study

Cultural sector policy and research round-up Autumn 2022

This briefing provides a round-up of research and announcements related to the arts, culture and leisure sector, covering the new ministerial appointments, Arts Council England’s 2023-26 investment settlement, the energy and cost pressures facing the sector, and audience trends.

England & Wales Briefing

Say Boo-nicipal! Local government at Halloween

Ingrid Koehler looks at some spooktacular local government efforts. From recounting tales of local ghosts to making sure kids stay safe, councils are at the heart of our community celebrations of Halloween.

Global Blog Post Blog

England policy round-up: August/September 2022

This new edition covers policy/research papers from late July-early October 2022 – a tumultuous time economically, politically and constitutionally, with the death of Queen Elizabeth and a shaky start from the incoming prime minister.

England & Wales Briefing
Members & Global Local

Short term rental regulation

How can local government manage the boom in short term rentals, keeping the market fair while encouraging tourism?

Members & Global Local

Housing affordability and the impacts of Short-Term Rental Accommodation

This briefing looks at short-term rental, how it is affecting local communities, and how state and local governments are responding. Looking at the regulation currently in place and the drivers for these regulations, it also considers international comparisons and potential regulatory frameworks available to monitor the impacts of STRA on the community.

Australia Briefing

Active Leadership for Active Transport: Live Event

Join our live Q&A event to discuss how to lead change at local and state levels and create more connected cities and neighbourhoods that prioritise walking and cycling.

Australia Event
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Goldmine or Housing Catastrophe? The impacts of short-term tourist rentals

This is the first of a series of briefings discussing the consequences of tourism on the economic and social development of towns and cities (both positive and negative) since the year 2017 – which was declared by the United Nations the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
Members & Global Local

Public toilet planning: an inconvenient imperative for local governments

Toilets are critical public infrastructure, but their provision is declining in many major cities. Beyond meeting our basic needs, effective provision and design of public toilets can help to achieve a range of local government objectives. This briefing explores these issues and argues for the development of local public toilet strategies.

Australia Briefing