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Practical placemaking


The Covid-19 pandemic forced local public services to change the way they work to address the pressing challenges being faced by their places and communities. The challenge now is to enable and empower Socitm’s members to play their role in supporting and transforming the resilience of people, communities, organisations and places they serve and address the threefold issues of:

  • The need to build upon the phenomenal response of local authorities and the wider public sector to Covid-19.
  • The need to sustain the step changes that local public service providers have taken.
  • The need to harness digital – cultures, capabilities, technologies and data – to enhance the resilience of people, communities, organisations and places

Drawing on Socitm’s wider policy, research and leadership resources, this collection offers local public service organisations a range of thought leadership, trend analysis and practical insights that can help local public sector, leaders, policymakers and practitioners to anticipate and adapt to the fast-moving place-based digital, data and technology agenda.

Practical insights that can help in digital placemaking and service transformation

Introduction from the authors

This collection is produced by Diana Rebaza (Socitm Research Analyst), Martin Ferguson (Socitm Director of Policy and Research) and William Barker (Socitm Chief Strategy Officer).

Relevant Socitm resources