This month’s Think Tank Review focuses on sustainability, recovery and ‘building back’ – with highlights from new thinking and research on housing, social care and local government finance.
This briefing sets out: why good governance has always been important, why it is more important than ever as we recover and renew public services post-pandemic, what can happen when governance goes badly wrong, and some views on what good governance might look like in an increasingly uncertain world.
When it comes to levelling up and devolution, the Prime Minister is hamstrung, as many others before him, because he can’t or won’t accept that central, not local, government is the problem.
In this episode, Ingrid Koehler speaks with Cllr Martin Tett, leader of the new unitary Buckinghamshire Council, about the process of local government reorganisation and leading a newly-formed council through the pandemic. Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid also discuss the latest LGIU and local government news as well as local government portmanteaus and neologisms.
Very few issues can be solved by just you alone. These two 2-hour interactive online sessions will look at Leadership of Place and relationship building in solving issues.
How can we measure, understand and compare the decentralisation of power in different contexts? In this first paper in our Devometrics project with the University of Kent Paolo Dardanelli and Kieran Wright scope out the issues and challenges, appraise current approaches and begin to apply them in practical contexts.
This briefing looks at metropolitan governance in Canada, with a specific focus on the role of local government. While Canadian cities and municipalities appear better positioned in relation to their provincial (state) masters, some local governments face challenges to their role and status that are similar to those in Australia.
This blog provides information on LGIU’s new Future of Local Government Review – a survey designed to understand the sector’s needs moving forward – and highlights how you can take part.
Dr Andrew Walker and Ingrid Koehler look at wellbeing and place and discuss the launch of LGIU’s new research centre bridging academic rigour and practical local government experience. Features highlights from the launch of the centre.
Dr Aaron Moore, associate professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Winnipeg, gives us an account of Canada’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Local and regional governments played a decisive role in many areas, with innovation and community initiatives spearheaded by municipal authorities. The course of the crisis has also highlighted some serious…