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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Towards new ‘civic universities’

The briefing reviews the Civic University Commission report seeking to encourage a new generation of more genuinely 'civic universities'. What this means for local authorities, their places and communities is explored and developed.

Scotland Briefing
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Tipperary County Council: A Month in the Life

This is the fourth instalment in our new series of monthly briefings on local government activities. This month we’re looking at achievements and innovations from Tipperary County Council, drawing from the March edition of their Chief Executive’s Monthly Report.

Ireland Briefing
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Towards new ‘civic universities’

The briefing reviews the Civic University Commission report seeking to encourage a new generation of more genuinely ‘civic universities’. What this means for local authorities, their places and communities is explored and developed.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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The future of journalism

The news publishing industry has been losing readers and advertising revenue for much of the last decade. This contraction, resulting mainly from technological change and the way people consume news, is not just of concern to the journalists that it employs. It also has major implications for local democracy.

Scotland Briefing