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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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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

National Entitlement Card – Simplifying the Jigsaw

It’s been over 15 years since the National Entitlement Card (NEC) launched in December 2004 as Scotland’s national smartcard. The Digital Public Services team at the Improvement Service reflect on some of the impacts of the scheme, and how they might reduce some of its complexities going forward.

Scotland Blog Post Blog
Members & Followers

Shifting engagement online in a global pandemic

The tools needed to engage remotely are already at our disposal. The current situation requires us to focus on the first principles of stakeholder and community engagement. This briefing looks at how to approach community and stakeholder engagement during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Australia Briefing