This new report from LGiU and Portman Group presents the findings of our recent survey of English local authorities on their approach to managing the evening and night time economy.
Opportunities abound for many smaller cities but those on the rise also face a myriad of challenges. Hannah Muirhead found much food for thought at a recent Academy of Urbanism conference in Cork.
In this long read Janet Sillett looks at what makes a place a place, what makes some places work and others not, how councils chart the story of their places and respond to the changes that inevitably happen. Read the full long read on Shorthand Social
This guide will help you to unpick the different types of crowdfunding, their uses within and outside local government, and contains practical tips for those who wish to give crowdfunding a try.
In the sixth article in our Future Local series, Jennifer Glover asks how the role of councils must adapt to the changing economic circumstances brought about by the phasing-out of the Revenue Support Grant, devolution deals and Brexit.
In this report, produced with support from Portman Group, we have drawn on case studies from across England and Wales to develop 5 recommendations to help local authorities to develop vibrant and diverse night time economies.
New research from LGiU looks at the role that councils will play in future house building. Are they ready to take on an enabler role and create the partnerships that will get the homes that we need built?
This road map from the LGiU outlines how political devolution to English local government can be achieved as a means of strengthening local economies and improving public services.
In this discussion document, the arguments for a radical and rapid devolution to local government of resources and responsibilities for tackling worklessness are set out. The many reasons why local government is ideally placed to tackle this country’s problems of entrenched worklessness are dealt with, but a key element of the argument concerns the proposed financing […]