Topic: Technology

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


The Other Election

The General Election isn't the only vote taking place in May. No fewer than 279 English councils are holding elections this year and we're providing comprehensive coverage of #LE2015.

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Websites for Local Democracy

Hannah Blythe discusses the value of online communication in local democracy.

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Briefings: best of 2014

This briefing highlights 2014’s most popular LGiU briefings. This year’s hot topics have been the emergence of the debate around devolution in England and new forms of governance, and the complexities of welfare reform.

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The future of libraries

Everybody loves libraries. Or the idea of libraries. Or at least the idea that there ought to be libraries. But this love doesn’t always translate to keeping libraries open – especially during the hours that anyone might want to visit.

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Technology and transformation in town halls

LGiU and HP today publish a new report arguing that to realise the potential of the tech revolution, councils must adopt a people-centred approach. The report, launched at the All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group Summer Reception, claims that we need to stop thinking about technology as a solution in itself. Rather, we need to…

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You know where you are with a good map

Siân Parkinson blogs on the importance of correctly mapping geographical data for local government, which can help improve impact assessments of national policies and help us better understand regional and local impact variations.

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Equipping the councils of the future

Nick Wilson, UK Managing Director of Hewlett Packard, talks to LGiU about the importance of digital innovation in transforming the way local authorities deliver services.

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Take part in our survey on tenant engagement and welfare reform

The LGiU is undertaking a piece of research into tenant engagement in the context of welfare reform. We would love to hear from retained stock authorities, ALMOs, housing associations and other housing management organisations about how they have engaged with tenants to make sure they are up to speed with welfare reform. We're also interested…

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