In our latest long-read, Andrew Walker looks at the role councils play in helping communities recovering from floods
This policy paper looks at what resilience means for local authorities and argues that for resilience to really work it should be built on a partnership between local institutions, communities and citizens.
Project resilience is intended to stimulate a debate about resilience in the 21st century that puts local democracy at the heart of the concept.
The White Paper “Water for Life”is a ambitious paper that attempts to deal with competition in the water industry, over-extraction, tariffs and pollution. The LGiU believes that the government’s policy should also reflect the central role of local communities not just as consumers but as stewards of the UK’s precious natural resources. In The Eight Principles […]
This is the final report of a project that looked at existing toolkits to support community involvement in, and ownership of, local adaptation and how these tools can help build a strategy or plan to take forward big society work in promoting adaptation to climate change. This research was conducted over five phases: Desk research […]
Successfully delivering safe, secure low-carbon energy will be one of the main challenges facing public sector organisations in the next decade. The choices are bewildering and the stakes very high. In response to this challenge the LGiU has published this guide to help local authorities and other public sector organisations to navigate their way through […]
The natural environment is a cost effective means to meet a range of economic, social and environmental outcomes; but it needs local leaders to recognise its worth and translate this into action. This guide, supported by Natural England, aims to present the first principles for local environmental leadership through a series of chapters that provide […]
This paper calls for a new settlement between communities, local government, national government and its agencies to improve the stewardship of local natural resources, which the LGiU has named ‘Local SONAR’. The current legal framework and governance structures in the UK are not well suited to delivering sustainable development. They are too centralised and deal […]