This interview with Chief Robert Joseph, a Gwawaenuk First Nation hereditary chief, focuses on the importance of reconciliation, and the powerful role of local government and community in promoting healing and collaboration. In this article, Chief Joseph shares his unique insights on the need for open dialogue, trust and perseverance when fostering reconciliation between all.
Councils and others are taking steps to revive seaside towns. But what does it take to improve coastal communities for residents, as well as attract visitors on a year-round basis? This new briefing looks at the problems and opportunities for areas around the UK coastline.
This week's Global Local explores all things local markets. It includes a worldwide exploration of the value of markets today, an investigation into the future of markets and unpacks why local government is critical in enabling local markets to thrive.
Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we focus on the councils working to create markets that are a source of pride to their communities. You’ll find best practice from the UK, Sweden, the USA and the Netherlands, and plenty of useful policy and resources.
In this episode of What’s New at LGIU podcast, hosts Simone and Freya discuss the annual survey into the state of local government finance in England, recent developments in the world of local government, and upcoming events and training opportunities.
Discover Hartham Common’s bustling atmosphere, where investment in a new play area now attracts people of all ages to create a destination park. A successful crowdfunding campaign and improved council-community relations led to this vibrant hub, showcasing a new community engagement and funding model for others to emulate.
What financial lessons can UK local government learn from the rise of China in international snooker?
Are we fully benefitting from transferring skills and expertise from UK local authorities to the wider world? And can the increasing global expansion of snooker give us any pointers on how to capitalise on the collective expertise we have to share, both in sports and local politics? This think piece explores the answers.
This is the second of two newsletters rounding up Global Local in 2023, with a focus on the issues more connected to planning, governance, democracy and finance we covered last year.
This is the first of two newsletters rounding up Global Local in 2023, with a focus on the social challenges faced by local government. In January, we'll take a look at topics more connected to governance, democracy, planning and finance.
As 2023 nears the end and the Christmas break approaches, this week's Global Local takes a look at how local government is supporting their communities over the festive period to celebrate together and keep spirits high.