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LGIU Fortnightly 24 September: Place and Communities

In this week’s episode, Ingrid and Jonathan discuss the latest pillar in LGIU’s Post-Covid Councils project, Place and Community, which launched last week. The episode features presentations from LGIU’s Janet Sillett and Jane Sankarayya who spoke at our Place and Community webinar, plus, Andy Johnston talks to Jim Savege, the Chair of SOLACE Scotland and…

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Moving forward: Getting what you want from a transport strategy

In recent decades, the role of local government transport planning has broadened from ‘roads and parking’ to a much wider world of transport. In this briefing, GTA Consultants share their insights on the evolution of transport planning, and how to get what you want from a transport strategy.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

How to create more resilient local economies

Join LGiU Australia on 24 September at 10.00 am AEST to discuss the role of local government in economic development and how local councils can create more resilient local economies.

Australia Event

In conservation series: Lessons from UK COVID-19 response

This update introduces a recent interview with LGIU Australia content commissioner Merle Zierke and Councillor Chapman-Allen, Leader of the Breckland District Council in England, to understand just how COVID-19 has impacted local government in England, and how local governments have responded thereby.

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How councils are helping to revive UK coastal towns

In the last few months, some seaside towns have been struggling to cope with an unexpected influx of visitors, while others saw tourism revenue fall. But what are their long term prospects? We look here at the steps councils are already taking to ensure coastal areas have a brighter future.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Understanding community resilience in our towns – Hopeful Towns

There is a growing divide in economic fortunes and political values between the UK’s cities and towns. This report from Hope Not Hate focuses on the resilience of towns to social changes brought by immigration and diversity. Social and economic challenges can make places more susceptible to toxic political narratives.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
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Swift Read: The Future of Nature and Business: a blueprint for change

The World Economic Forum’s ‘Future of Nature and Business’ report highlights the materiality of nature loss for businesses and details what transitions are needed to move towards a nature-positive economy. In this briefing, Alice Creasy explores the blueprint set out by these transitions and examine the lessons and opportunities for local government.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Employer Perspectives On The Future Of The Minimum Wage

Douglas White, Head of Advocacy at the Carnegie UK Trust explores the findings from their recent survey of employers regarding the future of the minimum wage.

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