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.
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.
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.
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.
Our series of backgrounders will help new councillors get on top of the complexities of some of the many different service areas that local authorities provide.
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.
This briefing explores City of Gold Coast’s water strategy which articulates clear and tangible actions to be completed by 2024 and aligns them with long-term goal of becoming a Water Sensitive City – moving the city into a sustainable future whilst maintaining its unique water-abundant lifestyle.
This backgrounder introduces you to the arts and culture sector and local authority cultural services, covering libraries, museums, theatres, arts services, and leisure services. It is part of a series of backgrounders, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.
This briefing will look at why it is essential for local governments to aid the transition to digitalised platforms, and how this can be done through infrastructure and operational activity changes. It also looks at the trends in library service delivery.