Exploring the ground-breaking work of economist Elinor Ostrom, the intellectual hero of community power. And asking what it could mean for the UK today.

21st October, 2020


Elinor Ostrom was a Nobel Prize-winning thinker and godmother of the community power movement. Here are three vital lessons her work has for the UK today.

21st October, 2020


The paper identifies five pillars that need to form the centre piece of any approach: economic resilience, public sector resilience, community resilience, environmental resilience and workforce resilience.

12th October, 2020


How we can 'shock proof' our systems for a more prepared and better future? 

17th August, 2020


Many relationships between councils and communities were transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. How do we sustain this into a post-pandemic future?

27th July, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as producing huge hardship and challenges, was also a time that saw incredible innovation, resilience and compassion. NLGN's new report 'Shifting the Balance', aims to capture the best examples of this

26th July, 2020


Kicking off a new conversation about Resilient Britain, chief executive of Local Trust, Matt Leach, and director of NLGN, Adam Lent, set out their plan to bring together a network of people and organisations to design and deliver plans...

24th July, 2020


We're talking to people leading change in local government about their work, their place, and the pandemic.

10th July, 2020


Alex Fox, CEO of Shared Lives Plus, argues that we need to see a rapid shift from the ‘command and control’ leadership style which arguably saved the NHS a few weeks ago, to a much more devolved and collaborative...

22nd June, 2020


There have been smiles and tears, exhilaration and complete exhaustion. The past months seem like a year and the normality of the time before the pandemic seems a lifetime ago. Yet in such a short time we have achieved...

22nd June, 2020


We talk to people leading change in local government about their work, their place and the pandemic.

17th June, 2020


This report summarises findings from an event held with the New Local Government Network (NLGN) on the changing relationship between communities and public services during and beyond COVID-19.

9th June, 2020


In a new report, we explore how COVID is changing the relationship between public services and communities.

9th June, 2020


How can deliberative forums be used to engage and mobilise communities?

8th June, 2020


In our Decades in Days series, we talk to the people leading change in local government. They tell us about their work, their place, and the effect of COVID-19 on both. We find out how they are dealing with...

2nd June, 2020


Throughout the pandemic central government has worked against the grain of local energy, but hope can be found in our communities and councils, writes Jessica Studdert. Councils’ confidence in the economy has fallen dramatically, according to the latest findings...

28th May, 2020


The Mutual Aid phenomenon is a powerful demonstration what’s possible when communities come together. So how does it continue?

18th May, 2020