Upcoming Events

Tomorrow’s Places How councils can harness smart capabilities
Tomorrow’s Places How councils can harness smart capabilities 15:30 – 17:00
Monday 20 March 2017

Local government needs to become self-sustaining. Technological change is inevitable and provides vast opportunities to enable this. Some councils are already taking advantage of smart capabilities by reframing their relationship with people and businesses.

Building Homes, Growing Communities: How building better can help councils achieve positive social outcomes
Building Homes, Growing Communities: How building better can help councils achieve positive social outcomes 14:00pm -16:00pm
Thursday 23 March

The quality of the built environment has significant implications on the wellbeing of people living there. By improving planning & design, however, councils have the opportunity to greatly benefit people’s lives.

Current Research

Producing the Goods
Producing the Goods

This project will seek to define the frontiers of global performance on public sector productivity. It will use examples from technology, workforce reform, health and social care integration and demand management. We will identify a number of initiatives from across the world that are delivering outstanding performance in turning inputs into outputs and examine how these could be applied in a UK context.

The future of London civil society: A strategic dialogue between local government and the funding community
The future of London civil society: A strategic dialogue between local government and the funding community

A few London authorities have sought imaginative ways to actively reshape their relationship with civil society, and some VCS organisations have responded positively. But on the whole, it is widely accepted that there is a leadership vacuum on this issue. This NLGN project will spark a high-level discussion about the future relationship between the two sectors.