Bringing about a more sustainable transport system

Darren Shirley discusses the current state of public transport and how local communities can encourage sustainable transport in their regions

A Digital Masterplan for local authorities and their fibre networks

Richard Watts explains the nine stages for a local authority to consider in its rollout plans for a prospective full fibre network

Local government services and the declining High Street

Local authorities should be given more freedom over the tax revenues they can generate, writes Nigel Wilcock

Five ways public sector managers can ignite innovation

It’s crucial that managers and leaders foster a culture of innovation and creative thinking within their teams, writes Gabriella Goddard

Trees – a vital link in urban stormwater management

Suzanne Simmons discusses how flood protection can be achieved through Trees for Cities’ urban tree planting and Edible Playgrounds programmes

London’s connected future - the rise of the smart borough

Whilst the private technology sector booms, what about London’s public services? Sean Price explores

Energy efficiency: where do we stand?

Jim Clark examines the progress made in the last few years in improving the efficiency of buildings in the UK

Shared ambitions lead to shared success

Paul Bradbury explains how local government organisations are collaborating to find a smarter way of working using technology

Local authority planning: Unravelling the ties that bind

The private sector needs to better appreciate the current parlous state of local authority planning, writes Sam Dewar

The avenues of opportunity available at your library

You hear library and you instantly think cuts and closures. But there are plenty of examples of where innovation and investment are making a difference

Changing the relationship between the public sector and the cloud

Catherine Kiaie looks at the adoption of the cloud in the public sector and concern over losing control of sensitive data

Smart cities: embracing continuous change

Stuart Patrick details what is happening in Glasgow and how smart digital technologies will impact city centre experience

Fire Safety and contractor competence

Post-Grenfell report, BAFE explain why checking contractor competence is an important step to help reduce risk within a building

Every government cloud has a silver lining

A total of 3,505 suppliers have been awarded places on the new G-Cloud 10 framework, with more than 90 per cent of them SMEs

The changing landscape of risk management

Victoria Robinson looks at the ways that risk management is changing and how the public sector needs to adapt to those changes

Easing the shift to digital services

Nick Ford discusses the barriers to digital transformation in public sector and explaining how Knowsley Council has overcome these

Re-imagining local public service delivery

techUK's Georgina Maratheftis says that it is an exciting time in local government digital transformation

Why walking is the way to go

Living Streets’ Kathryn Shaw discusses why walking should be prioritised in local communities

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