Topic: Technology

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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Online Training: Effective Social Media (lunch & learn sessions)

This course consists of three modules of over an hour each which cover an introduction to using social media effectively, planning and managing your social media and using images and video effectively.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Event
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January 2022 Global Local think tank review

Think tanks around the globe are looking at issues of community wellbeing, the health of democracy, use of AI and more. Get an overview of the latest thinking and research on local government.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Libraries: dedication to public service

Karen Fraser, Executive Manager at Shetland’s Library Services, writes about how, in this time of social crisis, libraries are needed more than ever and staff are rising to the challenge.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

Global Local: 2021 in Recap

At the end of our first year of Global Local, we recap the challenges shared and lessons highlighted.

Global Publication

Small island, big ambitions

Andrea Grochowski, Future Energy Communications Officer for Shetland Islands Council, explores some of the many exciting renewable energy projects underway across Shetland.

Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Open data: a pathway for local government

The creative re-use of data represents enormous potential for government. This briefing discusses what local governments should consider prior to initiating open data investment. It also argues that a growing emphasis on the benefits of open government data masks some important nuances in the barriers and opportunities for local entities.

Australia Briefing

Twelve briefings of Christmas

At LGIU, we are feeling the giving spirit this year and would like to showcase our most-popular briefings throughout 2021 with both members and followers. From 1st – 12th, you will find a new briefing every day in this virtual advent calendar. Access is only available for December – unless you’re a member of course.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Publication

Using data to support digital and financial inclusion

Many households have experienced financial shocks over the past few years, how can a local data driven approach to inclusion support greater resilience?

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog