Analysis

Where are your services on the Smart City journey?

26/03/2020

With technology moving into the next era of 5G and AI, The MJ and BT recently conducted a survey into the extent that local authorities are using shared services to develop their Smart Cities and Places. Michael Burton reports

Repurposing town centres

26/03/2020

Phil Mayall explains why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes.

How does the London Borough of Bexley crack cyber security?

24/03/2020

Neil Gooding, information security manager, London Borough of Bexley explains how they are cracking the cyber security challenge.

Following the principles of the Local Digital Declaration

17/03/2020

Matthew Cain explains how Hackney Council is at the forefront of bringing public services into the digital age.

Leaving nothing to chance

12/03/2020

The ‘levelling-up’ Budget is era-defining and ambitious in scope – but we will have to wait until the summer Spending Review to understand the blueprint, says Localis’s Jonathan Werran.

Collaboration works

10/03/2020

Melanie Marchant explains how collaborative works save time and money and leads to a role on the Greater London Authority (GLA) Infrastructure team.

The road to an electric bus fleet

04/03/2020

Jonathan Bassett argues an 'all-electric bus town' presents an opportunity not to be missed for local authorities.

Maintaining performance

27/02/2020

The 15 strongest performing councils in adult social care have been highlighted in IMPOWER’s latest productivity INDEX. Ralph Cook looks at the results.

Is it a climate ‘emergency’?

25/02/2020

Alex Massie explores if the climate change crisis is really an 'emergency' or not.

Developing a cohesive council workforce

19/02/2020

With council workers, increasingly being asked to deliver more with less, Alexander Carlton discusses the role of technology in creating a cohesive workforce.

The accessibility challenge

17/02/2020

How Bracknell Forest Council's ‘digital-first' approach propels them to high web accessibility ranking.

Creating communities for all ages

13/02/2020

Bringing younger and older people together produces dividends, says Stephen Burke, who outlines how councils can encourage more intergenerational care and living.

Green energy - the linchpin of EV success

11/02/2020

Thomas Newby explains why green energy is the linchpin of electric vehicles success for local government.

Tackling and preventing modern slavery and human trafficking

10/02/2020

Tiffany Cloynes and Julia Shannon outline the opportunities local authorities have to tackle and prevent modern slavery from occurring in their areas

Leisure centre contracts in the era of the climate crisis

07/02/2020

Why contracts for the future operation and maintenance of leisure facilities need to change to accommodate issues like the climate emergency.

Circumventing PWLB funding

06/02/2020

Lami Ore says the the time is ripe for local authorities to tap into capital markets funding.

Blackpool Council showcases the true value and results of DFN Project SEARCH

04/02/2020

Cllr Simon Blackburn, leader of Blackpool Council, outlines the impact that implementing DFN Project SEARCH’s innovative training programme has had on the council and wider community.

The self-delivery of private housing

03/02/2020

Sophie Davies says councils have the tools to take private and affordable housing delivery to the next level.

A strong future for SEND services

29/01/2020

How did two non-IT people deliver a successful SEND digital transformation project? Vik Verma and Deborah Brooks explain.

Will local authorities become airspace planners?

28/01/2020

Chris Gee explains what councils need to consider when creating a drones policy.

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