Publications


Local SONAR

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…




Room to Move

The LGiU was commissioned by Westminster Council to carry out research in to the growing problem of overcrowding and look at possible long-term solutions. Room to Move is the report of that research. The report recommends an an overhaul of current legislation to bring about fundamental changes…


Primary Justice: an inquiry into justice in communities

This is the final report of the All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group’s inquiry into justice in communities. The panel of inquiry was chaired by Labour’s Clive Betts MP, with the Conservative and Lib Dem Home Office frontbenchers David Burrowes MP and David Howarth MP,…


Local Government 3.0: how councils can respond to the new web agenda

This paper from the LGiU dicusses how councils can use new web technologies to inform all of their interactions with communities. Four essays look at: a short history of government and the internet; how the internet is transforming public services; the internet and local sustainability; how can social…


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