LGIU Scotland’s Kim Fellows speaks to Cllr Gavin Corbett, Green councillor for Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart in Edinburgh, about Covid-19, tourism, canals, and how we might be heading from the ‘Covid-19 frying pan’ to the ‘climate change fire’.
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…
LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler took a recent trip to Wales which raised questions about who is really paying the price of coronavirus tourism and whether councils have the flexible fiscal instruments they need to support locals and visitors alike.
Many leisure facilities find themselves in a challenging position financially, but both libraries and leisure services are well placed to support the recovery of local places. We examine the current landscape, how public library and leisure services have adapted to Covid-19, and the strategic issues and challenges ahead.
The UK music industry generates £5.2bn a year but Covid-19 has pushed hundreds of grassroots music venues into crisis and risks thousands of job losses. This briefing examines the issues venues face, the impact of government support and the potential role of local authorities in their recovery.
The UK government’s funding package for the arts was widely welcomed. As well as support for a sector threatened by Covid-19, how can it enable the arts and heritage to play a wider civic role in driving social and economic recovery in communities, town centres and high streets?
Swift Read: Back to the beach? 5 ways to balance health and economy in reopening rural and coastal tourism
After fears of complete collapse in the tourism industry, the gradual reopening has now begun and business owners hope to recover some of the summer’s income. This briefing draws on examples of responses by local authorities to the gradual reopening of tourism, highlighting areas of opportunity.
The impact of the lockdown on the UK sports and physical activity sector as it prepares for recovery
The impacts of Covid-19 have created significant disruption in the UK sports, leisure and physical activity sector. This briefing looks at the impacts of the lockdown on participation and on the sector more widely. It considers the strategic challenges facing the sector as it prepares for recovery.
Local governments fund the vast bulk of public library operations across Australia. This briefing looks at public libraries as generators of not only significant community value but economic activity in their local economies, through library operating expenditure and spending of library users.
This briefing looks at the design of the new Parramatta Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and provides a discussion of future trends in public pools. it will be of interest to those in recreation planning, infrastructure and major projects plus community development.