A smart city initially indicated an idealised city connected to concepts of automation and technology, but has evolved to include ideas related to sustainability and human-centred design.
How can local government engage children and teenagers in planning and deliver urban development that keeps the child in all of us in mind.
Local governments are leaders key stakeholders in climate change adaptation. As service providers and as the locus of local democracy.
New Zealand has been raised as an example of better practice when it comes to wellbeing policy, quality of life and relationships with Indigenous communities. But how well is local government working in New Zealand?
How can councils work more closely with key civic institutions to ensure growth proceeds are distributed more equitably among the people who live and work in an area?
Can lifting up local be centrally led? The balance of fiscal and decision-making powers between central and local governments can be difficult to get right as we explore in this newsletter.