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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Global Local Think Tank Review December 2022

Our monthly Think Tank Review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. This edition includes publications on climate change, skills gaps in the green economy, food insecurity, elections and democratic renewal, local media and digital inclusion.

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

Our gift to you to celebrate 2022!

Check out this year’s holiday gift to all from LGIU! We’ve showcased some of our favourite briefings of 2022 inspired by four jolly themes: health and happiness, connection and community, progress and prosperity, and self-care and balance.

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In brief: Community engagement through tech

Our free version of the Global Local edition on community engagement. LGIU corporate members and Global Local subscribers can see the full edition here.

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Smart cities

We look at how local governments are using the 'smart city' approach to support their residents.

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Fact or Fake? Tackling misinformation and disinformation

How can local authorities establish proactive measures to combat misinformation and disinformation? This briefing advises on the development of trusted, positive counter-narratives.

England & Wales, Global Briefing
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Digital Poverty in the UK – Evidence Review 2022

The way we live, work, communicate and access services is increasingly digital. Without digital access, people are excluded from many fundamentals, exacerbating existing social inequalities. The Digital Poverty Alliance reviews the evidence on the extent and nature of digital poverty in the UK and argues for holistic and sustained action.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Emerging technologies in education

Over the last decade, the digitalisation of education has already created a number of opportunities for students and educators alike. More recently, emerging (new) technologies – think AI, learning analytics, virtual reality or robotics – have begun to take education to the next stage as we explore in this newsletter.


England policy round-up – June/July 2022

Our new, monthly policy round-up for England provides a summary of key policy and practice documents affecting local government. This edition covers policy/research papers from June and early July 2022, a period dominated by political instability, the cost of living crisis, gloomy economic news and industrial action.

England & Wales Briefing
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Quarterly round-up July 2022

Our quarterly round-up edition of Global Local allows you to revisit your favourite topics – and gives our new readers a chance to catch up. Keep reading for a refresh on our top content from the past few months.

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Minding the gap: the role of councils in tackling digital exclusion

Councils play a vital role in reducing digital exclusion, however, they are dependent on partners to ensure that more people can get online and use digital technology. This briefing explores what is happening to achieve this around the UK.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study