Briefings



Finding Tourism Taxing?

August 31, 2018

There are many arguments for and against introducing a transient visitor levy as a way of generating revenue for local authorities. This briefing will help you understand different dimensions to the discussion.


Greenways to prosperity and rural renewal

August 28, 2018

Greenways are playing an increasing and vital role in the regeneration of rural areas as well as contributing to better health and well-being. This briefing examines the proposals set out in the strategic plan for greenways published in July.


Swift Read: Dog fouling – a blight on the pavement

August 23, 2018

Dog mess is one of the most common causes of complaints to local councils. What innovative solutions are out there that councils, both in the UK and in Ireland, are using? This Swift Read outlines ways of tackling dog fouling using examples of different solutions used by various local authorities.



Men’s Sheds – a safe haven

August 16, 2018

Men’s Sheds offer a community space for older (usually retired) men to work on projects, make new friends and get out of the house. This Swift Read outlines some case studies of the Men’s Sheds movement across Ireland and Scotland, and their associated benefits.


From housing practitioner to housing professional

August 14, 2018

Is there such a thing as a housing professional? In this briefing we look at the provision of education and training courses for housing practitioners in Ireland and ask how they fit into the bigger picture of career paths in housing management.


Local Authority Satisfaction Survey

August 7, 2018

The purpose of this briefing is to review some of the key findings from the latest report (no. 18) of the National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) which involved a local authority satisfaction survey to establish the general public’s level of satisfaction with their experience of engaging with their local…


Cities on the Rise – Actions for Local Government (part 1)

August 2, 2018

LGiU attended the Academy of Urbanism's annual congress, this year titled “Cities on the Rise”, in the city of Cork, in an observational capacity to feed back the relevant learning to LGiU members. Here we explore three discussed issues: democratic placemaking, the drivierless future and the new urban crisis.