This write-up outlines the key discussion points from LGIU’s second webinar in its Post-Covid Councils series, Place and Community, which took place on Tuesday, 15th September.
Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Ireland’s plan for living with Covid-19 and the expanding role of the local government system
This briefing examines the Irish Government’s medium-term plan for addressing Covid-19, focusing on the ongoing and potentially expanded role of local government. It has been prepared with a clear recognition that local authorities have a crucial role in lowering infection rates at local levels, while ensuring resilience.
This article by David Marlow sets out an explicitly provocative narrative to stimulate the thinking of local authorities and partners about whether there is and should be a ‘think global – act local’ dimension to their place-based recovery strategies and priorities.
In this briefing, Zoe Pappas and Jess Cossens from Right Lane Consulting draw on their experience as strategy experts to identify ways local governments can ‘power up’ their strategic planning process.
It’s been a roller coaster week for those of us who are attempting to follow the progress (and divine the content of) the Devolution White Paper, writes Jonathan Carr-West.
Does National Cabinet really matter? Positioning local government in Australia’s post-COVID federation
Graham Sansom, a former CEO of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) and director of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, reflects on the implications of the COVID-19 crisis for local government’s place and relationships in a changing Australian federation.
Choosing and implementing policies that are coherent with child health and environmental sustainability, rather than accelerated ecological decline, is necessary for a sustainable and fair future. This briefing explains how embedding children’s rights in policy-making starts with one question: how do our policies affect young people’s life-chances now and in the future?
This briefing looks at the North and West Melbourne City Deal Plan 2020-2040 which was officially launched this week and is the first step in developing a City Deal. The next step in advancing the deal is to seek formal Memorandum of Understanding arrangements between Commonwealth, State and local governments.
This briefing describes how the Youth Voice Forum was developed, with a focus on the event organised by the group. It will be of interest to elected members seeking to engage with young people and other under-represented groups, as well as officers involved in youth work and education.
The Improvement Service blogs for us on how understanding what the population of an area looks like and will look like in the future are essential for providing good quality public services and planning for service delivery.