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Nordic Smart Cities: Using data to improve population health

The pandemic has seen populations more open than ever to helping to collect and report their individual health data for collective outcomes. In this blog, we highlight innovation from the Nordic Smart City Network, where cities are using data from a range of sources to target health and wellbeing issues extending well beyond Covid-19.

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Risk and recovery: five ways your risk strategy can help post-pandemic recovery

This briefing shows how a structured approach to strategic risk management can help leaders to develop their post-pandemic strategies, plans and activities, by using a risk ‘lens’ to complement objective-based approaches.

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Is a ‘smart city’ a good city?

This briefing looks at the evolution of the smart city and suggests that its meaning changes depending on the context to which it is applied. Smart city development is discussed in South Africa through a series of themes that emerged at the recent World Cities Summit.

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DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work

This briefing looks at the recent Work and Pensions Select Committee report which inquires into the preparedness of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for changes to the nature of work, brought about by new technology.

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Swift Read: Best practice in data and evidence led governance

This briefing provides a summary of the What Works Cities Certification, which is an initiative that can help cities determine whether they have the right practices in place to put data and evidence centrally in decision-making.

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Cyber crime: prevention is better than cure

Cybersecurity is a pressing concern for local councils as cyber-attacks are on the rise, with the National Cyber Security Centre reporting more than 700 data breaches logged by councils in 2020. This briefing focuses on the measures local councils can take to prevent the devastating outcome of a cyber-attack.

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Understanding the value of digital transformation for local government

In this briefing, developed as part of a scoping exercise for a potential collaboration between LGiU Australia and Western Sydney Councils examining the value of digital transformation for local government and how to achieve it, LGiU Associate Richard Leeming draws on his experience in the UK to explore the value of digitisation for local governments.

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Going digital to save lives

Pauline Waddell, Team Manager, Mobile Emergency Care Service (MECS) explains how Falkirk Council safeguarded a lifesaving service and became the first local authority in Scotland to enable end-to-end digital telecare.

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Think tank review: May 2021

As the vaccine rollout continues across the UK and countries begin to open up further, much of recent think tank output has been focused on recovery and rebuilding from the Covid-19 pandemic. However, many issues exacerbated by the pandemic were already existent prior, and much of recent output discusses this. The LGiU think tank review…

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Longford County Council’s award-winning adoption of remote working technologies in the face of Covid-19

Longford County Council’s innovation and leadership in adopting digital technology to allow councillors to continue to serve their communities throughout the pandemic, including being the first municipal district to hold a virtual meeting in 2020, led to them picking up the award for “Outstanding Initiative through the Municipal Districts” at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local…

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