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?


Global Local Executive Panel – May 2022: Trust & Culture in Local Government

On 26 May 2022 join VLGA, LGIU and a panel of council Chief Executives from across the globe as we dive into the issues of trust in local government and local government culture, how councils can build external trust and create positive internal cultures and the ties between the two. 

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Event

Embedding gender equality in local government

This briefing is centred around the Victorian Gender Equality Act and supporting material, it provides useful insights for other state and local governments seeking to accelerate change, focusing on internal, organisational change, while also taking a step back to remind us why gender equality is important in the first place.

Australia Briefing

UK City of Culture 2025 longlist

In May 2022, the UK City of Culture 2025 will be announced. This briefing spotlights the eight longlisted cities; Coventry, which holds the title of the UK City of Culture for 2021 until May 2022; and, the three European Capitals of Culture for 2022.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Levelling Up the United Kingdom: White Paper analysis

This briefing deals with the four chapters of the Levelling Up White Paper which profile socio-economic disparities between areas in the UK; sets out a plan for re-configuring government; outlines the policy programme; and indicates what further steps are likely to be taken in the near future.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members & Global Local

Leveraging social procurement to close the gap

This briefing explores the ways in which social procurement policy offers local governments a mechanism to close the gap and improve the wellbeing of our First Nations populations.

Australia Briefing

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
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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 With case study
Members & Global Local

2021: Year in Recap

Our annual round-up edition of Global Local allows you to revisit your favourite topics so far – and gives our new readers a chance to catch up. Keep reading for a refresh on our top content from the past six months.