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?


Robert Burns Humanitarian Award

Named in honour of Scotland’s son, Robert Burns, the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award applauds the efforts of people who bring hope and inspiration – often in desperate situations – and help change lives for the better. Dr Digambar Narzary, Sister Lucy Kurien, and Paul Kasonkomona have all been shortlisted as finalists for the RBHA 2022.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

Creating a cultural ecosystem: Lake Macquarie’s cultural revolution

This briefing explores how Lake Macquarie City Council focused on building their own cultural identity and to develop the community’s engagement in arts and culture through an internal reorganization or ‘convergence’ of arts, culture, and tourism – the three areas vital to the City’s ongoing transformation.

Australia Briefing

Happy Holidays from LGIU

Happy holidays! How local governments around the world sharing festive cheer.

Global Publication

Global Local: 2021 in Recap

At the end of our first year of Global Local, we recap the challenges shared and lessons highlighted.

Global Publication
Members & Followers

Rural creative industries

This briefing sets out how policymakers and local councils in countryside areas can better understand and support their rural creative economies.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
Members & Followers

Spotlight on innovative approaches to libraries in Europe: insights for the UK

UK libraries are currently facing a crisis but it doesn’t have to be this way, the pandemic has amplified the need for community spaces and digital learning areas – giving libraries untapped potential if reimagined with the correct care and investment.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing

The challenges and opportunities ahead for local sports and leisure services

This briefing looks at the challenges and opportunities ahead for local sports and leisure services, considering the latest Active Lives data and research and recommendations by APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) to safeguard services for the future.

England & Wales Briefing