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?


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Libraries in Lockdown: Connecting Communities in Crisis – Libraries Connected Report

The report Libraries in Lockdown: Connecting Communities in Crisis highlights how libraries supported their communities and the vulnerable during the first lockdown through a multitude of online events and calls to local people who were shielding, repositioning libraries as information gatherers and community stewards.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

UK public library services: lockdown and looking ahead

Dr Jenny Peachey, Senior Policy and Development Officer at Carnegie UK Trust, reports on new research on the value of public library services during the lockdown. But what did library services offer, what barriers did they face, and what next for services?

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog

The state of indigenous treaty negotiations in Australia

NAIDOC Week celebrations are being held across the country to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This briefing is an update on an earlier briefing on Treaty developments with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Australia.

Australia Briefing

The role of creative and cultural sectors in economic recovery

This briefing looks at the role and impact of our creative and cultural sectors. This includes understanding the economic and social wellbeing benefits of these sectors, the impacts of COVID-19, and how local governments can help these sectors to lead local economic recovery.

Australia Briefing

Heritage for Inclusive Growth – RSA report

Heritage can bring about social and economic change, support inclusive growth and develop inclusive place-based identities. Heritage policy and economic policy tend to be separate, but could be integrated, playing an important role in tackling the inequalities exposed by Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter protests.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Cavan Day: Creating a ‘blue wave’ in stormy weather

This briefing looks at how Cavan County Council organised an online ‘Cavan Day’ which united the global Cavan family and laid the foundation for a more interconnected Diaspora. We explore both the local and wider policy contexts and some of the challenges of planning in a pandemic.

Ireland Briefing

Scottish Household Survey 2019: What can local authorities learn from the data?

Scottish Household Survey 2019 is a Scotland-wide face-to-face survey of a random sample of people in private residences. The topics covered are of importance to local authorities as they directly relate to services provision including housing, education, health care and cultural activities.

Scotland Briefing

LGIU Fortnightly: Work and play

This time Jen Glover and Ingrid Koehler discuss the future of work and play in a Post-Covid world. As we wrap up our summer holidays (in whatever form they may have taken), we spoke to Cllr Robert Francis-Davies from the City and County of Swansea about tourism emerging from lockdown. And, as we start thinking…

England & Wales, Global Podcast Blog