Walking and cycling network worth £7.6bn per annum

Rachel White reports on the findings of the ‘Paths for Everyone’ report and the huge opportunity for central and local governments

Digital transformation: reshaping local government

Local governments must embrace digital transformation in order to sustain public services, writes Eman Al-Hillawi and Peter Marsden

A history of public sector procurement: recalling the cloud

The G-Cloud frameworks have been helping public procurement since 2012. Here, we recall the steps that have been taken

Safeguarding the public this festive season

With this year’s Christmas markets just around the corner, visitor safety and security is at the forefront of organisers’ minds, writes Iain Moran

A county council perspective

Discussing the latest issues affecting local government, Cllr Philip Atkins addresses the difficulties in balancing the books

Data and preventing homelessness

Andrew Walker discusses the talking points of the LGiU's first Local Government Homelessness Commission

Driving modal shift from car to bus

The Greener Journeys Behaviour Change Lab applied behavioural insights to develop innovative ideas that encouraged drivers to switch to the bus

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

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Event Diary

Corby Ganesh, Portfolio Director at GovNet, discusses how this year’s show in Manchester Central is the ideal space for procurement professionals to network, meet suppliers and learn what’s new in the industry.

Supplier Profiles

Schneider Electric

Schneider  Electric  is  leading  the  Digital  Transformation  of  Energy  Management  and  Auto

Tiger Turf

Founded in 2000, the UK division of TigerTurf designs and manufactures artificial turf for sport