Opinion

Making the most of empty spaces

23/03/2020

Will Kinnear outlines how flexible workspace can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities.

Finding the right IT outsourcing partner

13/03/2020

Denis Kaminskiy provides his top tips on finding the right IT outsourcing partner.

Fire safe specification: The role of door closers

11/03/2020

Graham Hulland is calling on housing authorities and local councils to put tenant’s safety first and to look closely at what must be considered to correctly specify door closers.

Strategic workforce planning

09/03/2020

Michael Culshaw explains why local government needs a a strategic workforce plan whitepaper.

A pathway to low carbon heat

03/03/2020

Ian Rose explains why decarbonising home heating offers financial opportunity to registered social landlords.

An innovative approach to tackling homelessness

21/02/2020

Cllr Sue Fennimore explains what innovative approach Hammersmith & Fulham Council is taking to tackle homelessness.

The balancing act: reducing emissions and improving transportation

17/02/2020

Paul Moorby outlines how using Big Data to analyse real-time traffic information can help councils to refine traffic management policies whilst reducing carbon emissions.

The media should start to trust councils on commercialism

17/02/2020

In light of the recent headlines on councils’ £6bn-plus property 'spending spree', and recent criticism of advertising on council websites, Lloyd Clark asks why councils are still criticised for trying to raise revenue.

The cost of running on outdated software

14/02/2020

Chris Mountford warns local government must keep devices updated to protect its citizens.

What local government should ask startups

12/02/2020

Investment in digital solutions to service delivery may help to deliver greater public satisfaction with local government at lower cost. Edd Elliot offers a few tips to buyers seeking to understand whether a small business is offering a solution that matches your problem.

More streetlight chargers only part of the answer

11/02/2020

Despite funding for on-street chargepoints doubling for 2021, Kevin Pugh argues more streetlight chargers is not the universal panacea to the charging infrastructure shortage.

Give councils greater powers to protect local heritage buildings

10/02/2020

Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham, explains why he is leading calls for the Government to give local authorities greater powers to protect local heritage buildings and assets of community value.

Adopting the Local Digital Declaration

05/02/2020

Saul Cozens outlines how councils can effectively adopt the principles of the Local Digital Declaration.

Top ten funding trends of the decade

04/02/2020

Sarah Perry looks back at the top trends that shaped the funding landscape over the past ten years and predicts how they may influence funders and application processes in the future.

From grey to green: The role of SuDS in Britain's green spaces

31/01/2020

Ian Geeson describes why green spaces are a key element of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and the role they play in helping Britain to avoid flooding.

The price to pay

29/01/2020

If the Johnson Government values the institutions of mayoral governance as agents of levelling up, they will have to creatively fund and resource them, writes Localis chief executive Jonathan Werran.

Managing short-term lets

27/01/2020

Deborah Heather explores the issue of homestay rentals and managing short-term lets within council boundaries.

Revolutionising mental health

22/01/2020

Cllr Jasmine Ali explains how Southwark Council is putting plans into action to revolutionise children’s mental health in Southwark.

Preparing for new regulations

20/01/2020

Chris Proctor warns housing providers must enact change now to improve compliance and not wait for the regulators.

Hydrogen for transport

16/01/2020

Mark Griffin explains why Aberdeen City Council has introduced a fleet of hydrogen fuelled buses to help reduce emissions.

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Where are your services on the Smart City journey?

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
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