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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Public libraries as generators of community value and economic activity

Local governments fund the vast bulk of public library operations across Australia. This briefing looks at public libraries as generators of not only significant community value but economic activity in their local economies, through library operating expenditure and spending of library users.

Australia Briefing
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Parramatta’s new Aquatic and Leisure Centre: Future Trends

This briefing looks at the design of the new Parramatta Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and provides a discussion of future trends in public pools. it will be of interest to those in recreation planning, infrastructure and major projects plus community development.

Australia Briefing
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How local governments are acknowledging National Reconciliation Week 2020

National Reconciliation Week is a time forAustralians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Here, Dr Ed Wensing looks at the history of NRW and how local governments are engaging with their communities to acknowledge this important milestone.

Australia Briefing

Reminders from VE Day

The Improvement Service’s Alison Clark-Dick blogs about how celebrating VE Day is a reminder that we can save the generation who secured a future for us

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Swift Read: Being creative – how the arts and cultural sector is responding to Covid-19

Cultural life and participation in creative activities have changed dramatically as a result of Covid-19, and though digital technologies offer alternative ways to participate, the economic risks for the sector are significant. We look here at the creative ways the arts and cultural sector is responding.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
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Swift Read: Staying active during the Covid-19 outbreak

In just a few weeks our lives have changed dramatically as governments respond to the coronavirus pandemic with social policies that restrict our movement and activities to save lives – the biggest constraints on movement in peacetime. As we all seek to adapt, trying to keep a level of normality and routine has become harder.…

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing