Topic: Economy and regeneration

How can local government support thriving and prosperous communities?


In Conversation With Alan Russell at Renfrewshire Council

A year into the post of Chief Executive of Renfrewshire Council, LGIU Scotland is in conversation with Alan Russell about Alan’s personal and organisational reflections on the challenges, opportunities facing Renfrewshire Council.

Scotland Publication With case study

Economic development’s vibe shift

In this briefing series, SGS Economics and Planning’s Thomas Walker draws on his own experience forming economic development strategies with local government to explore the changing nature of economic development in Australia.

Australia Briefing

What do we do when the economic and social infrastructure of a city collapses?

We have all watched those archaeological documentaries that find abandoned cities from the Mayan, Inca and other ancient societies that, apparently, imploded and left whole cities to be eaten up by the natural world. We discover these ancient, societal collapses when modern day archaeologists and historians unearth them and pontificate on the reasons for the…

England & Wales, Global Blog-article With case study

Local response to crisis offers some hope

In an article originally published in the MJ, our Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West reflects on the hope and comfort provided by local public services in the cost of living crisis.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog
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Stepping forward: how councils are responding to the cost-of-living crisis

This briefing looks at what local authorities are doing to help residents through the cost of living crisis. Councils have devised, or are backing, schemes that help people to keep warm, save energy, and feed themselves and their families. Includes case studies.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

England policy round-up: August/September 2022

This new edition covers policy/research papers from late July-early October 2022 – a tumultuous time economically, politically and constitutionally, with the death of Queen Elizabeth and a shaky start from the incoming prime minister.

England & Wales Briefing

Mixed-methods area profiling and reflections urban regeneration

This briefing paper recounts experiences of compiling a socio-economic profile of neighbourhoods that were included in an area-based urban-regeneration initiative in Tralee, County Kerry. It was commissioned by the local development company and involved a mixed-methods approach.

Ireland Briefing With case study