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?


Interview with Chief Robert Joseph: A pathway to healing and reconciliation

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.

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Making waves: Is the tide turning for coastal communities?

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.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study
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Global Local: The future of local markets

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.


Markets: Case studies and resources for local government

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.

Global Blog-article

Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 1 February 2024

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.

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How a council and community partnership delivered a new heart for Hartham

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.

England & Wales Blog-article With case study
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Global Local: Year in review, part two

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.

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Global Local: Year in review, part one

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.


Global Local: Holiday edition

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.