This is the first of a series of briefings discussing the consequences of tourism on the economic and social development of towns and cities (both positive and negative) since the year 2017 – which was declared by the United Nations the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
This briefing explores these issues and argues for the development of local public toilet strategies.This briefing will be of interest to local council staff and councillors pursuing greater accessibility and inclusion, environmental sustainability, economic prosperity, health and wellbeing, recreation participation, and walkability of their communities.
At the heart of Ireland’s comprehensive age-friendly coverage is a range of partnership arrangements between the country’s local authorities and local and national bodies, including sporting organisations. This briefing looks at the designation of Croke Park – one of Europe’s largest stadiums – as an age-friendly facility, the first such anywhere in the world.
Permanent visibility equals permanent acceptance: an interview with LGBTQ+ Adviser Carl Austin-Behan OBE DL
Carl Austin-Behan OBE DL was the youngest and first openly gay Lord Mayor of Manchester, UK and is the current LGBTQ+ Adviser to Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham. We interviewed him for our Pride edition of Global Local to find out more about his background, advocacy and advice for organising effective community-led pride events.
This briefing provides an update and round-up on culture and levelling up. It looks at some of the emerging evidence themes from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee Inquiry on cultural placemaking and levelling-up, alongside DCMS and Arts Council England policy and spending announcements.
On 26 May 2022 SGS and LGiU Australia presented a live Q&A event looking at Equality in Health and Economic Outcomes. We invite you to watch the recording of the event.
This briefing paper outlines how and why stakeholders have come to regard the resolution of the ‘housing issue’ as fundamental to a locality’s sustainable development. It describes the efforts being made in County Kerry to enable rural repopulation growth by devising geographically appropriate solutions.
This Policy Briefing takes a closer look at the both Close the Gap Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Campaign both, and the Victorian Government’s Aboriginal and Local Government Strategy 2021-2026 and focuses in particular on local government’s role.
In 2021, Cavan County Museum continued its commitment to bringing history to life by commissioning the production of two historical short films, picking up the Chambers Ireland Award for Commemorations & Centenaries at the Excellence in Local Government Awards.
This primer introduces you to the arts and culture sector and local authority cultural services, covering libraries, museums, theatres, arts services, and leisure services. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.