Culture, sport and tourism

An essential ingredient for place making. How can communities and local government work together to make local life fun and enriching and attract visitors for economic development?

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LIVE Q&A EVENT: Treaty, People, Place

The State of Victoria is working with Aboriginal Victorians as equal partners to develop a historic first treaty with the potential to redefine the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Victorians. Join us on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples to discuss how this monumental process might shape local policy and land use planning in…

Australia Event
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A suitable case for charity? – helping the voluntary sector during Covid-19

How was money awarded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to charities distributed and who decided which charities missed out? A report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee raises further questions about the use of government money, transparency and data.

England & Wales Briefing
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The Future of Public Service Broadcasting

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting, a report from the  Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, examines funding, the public service remit, and technology platforms in a context of rapidly changing, and growing, broadcasting models. Its findings and implications for democratic engagement are discussed in this briefing.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Lasting legacies: lessons from Cities of Culture

This briefing looks at the UK’s City of Culture designation in more detail and profiles the previous City of Culture hosts. Winning cities host a year-long programme of creative events and activities to showcase their cultural offers to the world and bring people together.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Briefing
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Clare Tourism Strategy 2030 – Guiding our Journey to a Vibrant New Future

In the following briefing, we examine the preparation of the tourism strategy which will be a critical platform for economic regeneration in Clare over the next decade. This briefing will be of interest to local authorities across the globe given the central role played by tourism, especially in rural communities.

Ireland Briefing

Primer time for new councillors

Our new series of primers should help recently elected councillors understand more about key council services, writes Janet Sillett.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
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Swift Read: Cultural services and building back better

While cultural organisations continue to face significant challenges, the sector is resetting and looking ahead to ways they can support the post-pandemic recovery: this swift read spotlights a variety of relevant examples.

England & Wales Briefing
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Planning tensions of artificial turf

The use of artificial turf as an alternative surface for sporting fields has been a topic of contention among local governments, communities, and climate experts. This briefing examines this tension, with a focus primarily on the urban heat impacts of artificial turf.

Australia Briefing