Municipal Futures

LGiU has published a new collection of short essays on the future of local government. The collection, written by LGiU staff, is an attempt to move beyond debates about technical solutions to problems and to ask more fundamental questions about what local government means in the 21st century. We consider councils as sites of power, learning, relationships, and as part of global networks.

These are not intended as the final word, but as the start of a conversation. We are very keen that you get in touch to tell us what you think. A further edition, which incorporates responses and critiques, will be published later in the year.

Download the full report here

Read the blog here

Authors: Jonathan Carr-West, Lizzie Greenhalgh, Ingrid Koehler, Josephine Suherman and Andrew Walker