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How can local authorities use technology and data to deliver better public services and harness social media for better interaction with citizens?

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How states are moving forward on renewable energy and reducing emissions

This briefing includes information on individual state and territory renewable energy policies and initiatives, and identifies their implications (and potential opportunities) for local governments. It also includes information on projects at the local and regional level.

Australia Briefing
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Plug in: Estonia’s e-enabled response to Covid-19

Estonia has so far been less affected by the Covid-19 pandemic than most of its European neighbours, both in terms of deaths and in economic terms. The secret could be their accomplishments in the digital realm. This briefing explores how, while other countries might struggle to guarantee basic services to their citizens, Estonian citizens enjoyed…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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City of Adelaide’s parking experience transformation

This briefing looks at the introduction of Smart Parking initiatives across Australia as part of Smart Cities strategies, and discusses the approach adopted by the City of Adelaide, the potential benefits that were sought, the business case and the experiences and learnings to date arising from implementation of this project.

Australia Briefing

Online Training: Social Media Masterclass Series

This course consists of three modules of 2-hours each which cover the basics of using social media effectively, planning and managing your social media and using video effectively.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Event
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The rise in cyber threats: How local government can stay safe

This briefing explores how the local government sector in Australia is at risk from cybercrime because of its increasing dependence on technology, and its role in the management of significant public assets, assets and information.

Australia Briefing
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Local government book club: Invisible Women

Join us for LGIU Local Government book club. NOW FULL. Make sure you’re receiving our weekly and rapid updates to be kept in the loop about future book club and other events. This August we’re reading Invisible Women: Exposing data bias in a world designed for men by Caroline Criado Perez. Invisible Women shows us…

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event
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Data analytics and local policy

Data analytics involves the pooling of administrative data collected by various service agencies with other data already in the public domain, often to build predictive models to support preventive interventions. Local authorities and local partners are working on various pilots and demonstration projects.

England & Wales, Global Briefing
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Choosing the right electric vehicles for a local government fleet

This briefing explains the main categories and features of the different EV technologies along with their potential long-term futures and, in addition, looks at some of the ways a council can smooth the transition of their fleet to plug-in electric vehicles.

Australia Briefing

How local governments can support the transition to Electric Vehicles

This briefing explores the role of Councillors and Council staff in dealing with adoption of electric vehicles in Council fleets, and also covers the provision of fleet charging infrastructure, and planning policies related to charging infrastructure.

Australia Briefing